After months of staying in and watching movies on cold winter evenings, are you ready to get out and do something new and fun?
How would you like to have a great night out while helping orphaned children in Ethiopia?
If this sounds like a win-win situation for you, then get all decked out as a famous (or infamous!) icon from the past and attend the Dead of Winter Bash. The party will be on Saturday, March 5, from 7 to 10 p.m.at the Wild Goose Creative (2491 Summit Street, Columbus, OH 43202).
The Dead of Winter Bash is a costume gala and art auction. Tickets are $50, and all the proceeds will go to the Portland, Oregon-based nonprofit Ethiopian Orphan Relief. Hoers d’oeuvres, desserts and drinks are included in the ticket price. (Here’s one big incentive to come and nosh — Menchie’s will be providing dessert!) The party is open to the public and will feature music, dancing, live auctions, and chances to win unique prizes.
Items available for auction will be vacations, original artworks, jewelry, quirky gift baskets, specialty food items, and more. There will be prizes for the best cosutmes, so attendees should come dressed as a famous dead person.
Paige Chapman-Layland, co-founder of Ethiopian Orphan Relief, came up with the unique “Dead of Winter” theme for Ethiopian Orphan Relief’s gala. “I thought the theme seemed to fit with this time of year, and I thought it would be a really fun way to raise awareness in our community about the orphan crisis in Ethiopia,” said Chapman-Layland. I hope others will see the Dead of Winter Bash as a way to get involved and help Ethiopia’s most vulnerable children while having fun at the same time.”
Ethiopian Orphan Relief is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that works to improve the living conditions and lives of orphaned children in Ethiopia. The organization partners with local groups to support the emotional and physical needs of the orphaned children.
Currently, there are approximately 4 million orphaned children living in Ethiopia, so there is a dire need for Ethiopian Orphan Relief’s work. Ethiopian Orphan Relief’s goal is to ensure that every child in Ethiopia has a warm bed, a loving influence, and sufficient education to better their lives.
So, if your family has been touched by Ethiopian adoption, or international adoption, or you love costume parties, or you’re just looking for a really fun way to help orphaned children in need, the Dead of Winter Bash has a ticket waiting for you! To RSVP, please send an e-mail to [email protected] For more information on Ethiopian Orphan Relief, check out their Web site here.