Thank You for Attending “A Taste of Africa”
On behalf of Action Africa, we would like to express our appreciation to each and every one of our guests for attending ‘A Taste of Africa’.
Over 150 family, friends and colleagues came to The Top of The Town, intrigued to hear about our cause and to offer their support and commitment.
Not only did we raise money, but more importantly we raised awareness, shared past accomplishments and future goals that we are now closer to acheiving.
‘A Taste of Africa’ was an event that required a collaborative effort. Because of this, we would like to thank several people who helped make this event possible.
A BIG ‘Thank You’ goes out to Top of the Town, which allowed for a spectacular view of Washington DC througout the evening. Having the monuments of Washington DC in the background added a great deal to the ambience of the evening.
The amazing view, all of our guests, and the evenings events would not have been captured if it was not for Andy DelGiudice, and his dedication throughout the evening to photograph everyone’s smiles and excitement, elaborate African outfits, and some outside pictures against a beautiful sunset and view of the monuments. All pictures have been uploaded to our facebook page for everyone to view, or can also be accessed through this link using dropbox.
It was an honor to have some amazing guest speakers for the evening, including Jimmy Lemkemeier. Jimmy is an inspirational example of how each and every person is capable of making a difference if they work hard and stay committed. Because of ‘Village In Need’, the organization created by 16 year old Jimmy, old uniforms and sporting equipment are being given to children in need. Action Africa will continue to work with Jimmy and support his organization in any way possible and look forward to a continued partnership.
Action Africa would also like to thank Clare Cunningham for joining us all the way from Denver, Colorado to represent Project C.U.R.E. We will continue to work with them in the future, and look forward to the possibility of delivering basic and necessary medical supplies again to other hospitals in both Sierra Leone and Nigeria.
We greatly appreciate all those local organizations that donated items for the raffle, especially Uyaphi and Outlook Safari, for donating the big ticket item of a Safari worth $1500. We highly recommend this company to anyone who is interested in a Safari; their generosity and support will not be forgotten.
The night would not have been complete without our guest speaker Charles Mann, who captured the importance of being present with our lives and taking the initiative to continue helping others.
Although there were minor complications with the documentary, you no doubt captured its overall essence; we will be posting the final version on our facebook page as well as our homepage. Please view this wonderful production again, and share the link with your family and friends and colleagues.
Action Africa is thrilled with the outcome of ‘A Taste of Africa’, we hope that each and everyone of you enjoyed the evening as much as we did. Because of its success, we are already starting to plan for next years ‘A Taste of Africa’ event, and we hope to see you all there!