Thursday, October 4, 2012

Third Annual Clambake and Auction for Humanitarian Projects in Ethiopia

I've got several home parties scheduled in October but only one public event selling Barefoot Books - and it is one that is deeply meaningful and personal for me.

The Third Annual Clambake and Auction for Humanitarian Projects in Ethiopia will take place at 6PM on October 20th in Newburyport, MA.  All proceeds from the event will go to support orphan prevention and family permanence projects in Ethiopia through Wide Horizons for Children (WHFC).  You can get more details about the event and buy tickets on the WHFC website.

WHFC is the agency that helped me to adopt Elfe, and they are also involved in humanitarian work in several countries - including Ethiopia.  I help to support a little girl and her family in Ethiopia through their child sponsorship/family empowerment program, and they also have programs related to healthcare and education.  

The clambake and auction is an annual fundraiser organized by adoptive parents that helps to support these critical programs.  I am donating some Barefoot Books to the silent auction (there will also be a live auction for bigger items), and I will have a table selling Barefoot Books at the event; I am donating 20% of my sales at the event on October 20th to the fundraiser.  For those who can't make it to the clambake but would still like to help support the fundraiser, you can purchase Barefoot Books through the Clambake and Auction link under My Events on my Barefoot Books Marketplace.  The on-line component of the fundraiser is available now through October 27th, and I will also include 20% of those sales in my donation to WHFC for the clambake fundraiser.

So, if you live in Massachusetts and are available on October 20th, buy your tickets now for a delicious lobster or steak dinner and a fun time bidding on some great items...or go to my Barefoot Marketplace and make your purchase now to help me make the largest possible donation to this very worthwhile cause.

Thanks in advance!

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