WHAT: Afghan Orphanage Fund Raiser
WHEN: Sunday, July 15th, 2012, 5-7 PM
WHERE: Mehran Restaurant (5774 Mowry School Rd, Newark, CA 94560)
COST: $25 (Includes dinner!)
2012 FUNDRAISING GOAL: $100,000
In March we celebrated the three year anniversary of the opening of our orphanage in Kabul, Afghanistan. Over that time we have seen the transformation of the seventeen boys living there from lost children, most of which could not read, into thriving individuals, soon to be young adults and the future leaders of Afghanistan.
We are now ready to begin fund raising for the next phase of our work in Afghanistan. This will include opening a much larger facility meant to house 100 children--both boys and girls. We will be taking these kids in at a young age, nurturing them along toward becoming the next generation of Afghan leaders.
As with our current project, the new facility will also serve as a beacon of hope and a bridge between cultures at conflict; a learning tool which ultimately brings Afghans and Americans closer together.
To kick off this effort will be having a fund raising dinner at Mehran Restaurant in Newark on July 15th at 5 PM. The cost of the ticket (link to be provided soon) will include a delicious meal as well as speakers and other attractions!
For any questions, please contact:
Jake Parent: firstname.lastname@example.org or (408) 313-9041
We hope you will also contribute additional funds either at the event or by going to www.omeid.org and clicking on "Donate Now".
When & Where
Omeid International is a non-profit 501c3 public charity organization, built on the principles of hope and compassion. Peace can never prosper without hope, and hope cannot be cultivated without the compassion of the human spirit. Today more than ever it has become a stark reality that the developing world stands plagued by insecurity and reckless abandonment. Cycles of war, famine, poverty, disease and ill education have systematically kept less developed nations gasping for air and barely holding on to a rapidly advancing and unforgiving world. Although the issues facing such nations are numerous and multi dimensional, Omeid International believes that the core issues hindering development may be addressed and diagnosed from the ground up, and that is through the children of these struggling nations. Omeid International plans to remove Afghanistan's orphaned and destitute children of war from a state of anguish, isolation and persecution toward a future of hope, opportunity and justice inherent to our most primitive human rights. By providing these children with the fundamental necessities for development, safe housing, education, health care and nutrition,we will begin to build their confidence and the life skills necessary to survive in their perspective societies.