Walk down the red carpet in your formal wear, enjoy cocktails at the reception on the balcony, and watch the Oscar nominated shorts at the Mayan Theater. The event will benefit Children Without Shoes, a local non-profit with an international mission to provide basic goods to children in Nicaragua. Tickets are $35 which will include tickets to watch the five Oscar nominated Animated shorts and a popcorn.
When: Thursday, February 23rd - Reception at 6pm and the film starts at 7:00pm
Where: The Mayan Theater (110 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203)
Cost: $35, $20 from each ticket goes directly to the non-profit.
Children Without Shoes (NGO)
After meeting the kids in Nicaragua, Susan knew she wanted to start her own non-profit to help the people there. She decided to start a charity in Nicaragua because it is the 2nd poorest country in the western hemisphere. Children there die from intestinal worms, malaria, tonsillitis, and infections, and there are many single mother families with a history of abuse, as well as absent fathers. The people on the ground in Nicaragua felt that the most pressing needs for the children in the rural villages were shoes and school uniforms, which are required to attend public schools. When kids don’t have shoes or school uniforms, they are ostracized for being poor and are also at a high risk for injuries and foot problems/diseases, such as worms. Shoes can mean the difference between getting an education and not, and can help break the cycle of poverty. Susan Chidley recieving E Town's ECHIEVEMENT AWARD and travels to Nicarague every year to visit the children. Learn more on their website, Facebook page, and read a great artical E Town wrote!
Q: What are the Oscar Shorts?
A: A short film is defined as an original motion picture that has a running time of 40 minutes or less. An award is given in two categories: Animated and Live Action. At the fundraiser, you will see the five short films in the Animated category nominated for an award. You can pick your favorite and on the following Sunday, you can see the Academy's pick at the award ceremony on TV!
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