Our event will be held once again at Central Cinema on October 8, 2017 from 12:30pm – 3:30pm! We will focus on how EKARI works to instill a sense of hope and self-empowerment in our beneficiaries so they feel capable of living independent of foreign aid. Entitled Changing Mindsets: Beyond Dependency, it will be an eye-opening and entertaining afternoon — we hope to see you there!
In May 2016, we returned to Central Cinema to celebrate sustainable livelihoods! Elias joined us from Malawi again to share information about our Community Programs. Kouyate Arts gave our guests a feel of our beneficiaries’ culture through African music and dance. We gave away a trip for 2 to Africa as well as beer and coffee/dessert packages.
We sold out, recruited several new student sponsors, gained new Empowering Grace Giving Circle members, and nearly reached our fundraising goal for our community programs! If you have yet to contribute, donate today!
In May 2015, EKARI hosted our first large annual event at Central Cinema in Seattle, Washington. Elias Makina, our In-Country Director, flew in from Malawi and was our guest speaker. We screened the documentary I Am Because We Are. Elias provided a first hand account of our 3 Meals a Day Program and how the program has impacted the lives of the students we support.
Over 90 people purchased tickets for the event. We met and exceeded our fundraising goal of $10,000 for our 3 Meals a Day Program. We recruited two new student sponsors and several new Empowering Grace Giving Circle members.
The entire EKARI team expresses much gratitude to all who attended and/or supported our annual event! The Central Cinema staff and our amazing attendees made the event exceptional. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your overwhelming generosity!