Thank You To Everyone Who Made Party For A Purpose 2019 Such A Tremendous Success!!!
Over $61,000 Was Raised To Benefit These Vulnerable Kids in the Congo!
We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who played a part in making this year's event such a resounding success! Firstly, a huge shout out to the organizing committee and volunteers who once again dedicated countless hours to ensuring this year's event went off without a hitch. Secondly, we would like to recognize that without Modo (formerly Moksha) Yoga Nanaimo and Island Optimal Health + Performance conceiving the idea of Party For A Purpose a number of years ago and for the third year in a row choosing to graciously host the event for the benefit of Grace Orphanage in the Congo, none of this would be possible. We would also like to thank our generous corporate sponsors, as well as all those who chose to donate items to the live auction, silent auction, and balloon pop fundraiser. Lastly, we want to thank all our attendees who chose to spend a warm May evening having a great time, while more importantly raising more than $61,000 for the benefit of Grace Orphanage in the Congo. It is incredible what can happen when a community comes together for the benefit of those in need! Well done, Nanaimo!
Your Contributions Are Making a Huge Impact...
The proceeds from Party for a Purpose 2019 will certainly go a long way on our journey towards completion of construction of the facility to house up to 60 orphans. Funds raised have been earmarked to support the following initiatives:
communal water supply benefiting both the orphanage and surrounding community, including the drilling of the water well, water towers, tanks, and piping;
solar system, providing electricity to the facility;
construction of a communal kitchen (see image above);
beds and mattresses for the new homes that have been constructed;
ongoing construction of the facility;
supporting ongoing costs of operating the orphanage.
Save The Date - Party For A Purpose 2020
Please mark your calendars to make sure you can join us for the 5th Annual Party for a Purpose, which will once again bring together our amazing community in support of Grace Orphanage in the Congo.
Date: Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
Time: 7:00pm - Midnight
Venue: Main Ball Room, Nanaimo Golf Club, 2800 Highland Boulevard
The Journey Towards Self Sustainability...
The children and staff of Grace Orphanage have been busy at work at the new orphanage site tending to their crops, which include an abundance of cabbage and green onion.
The pig project also continues to provide a source of income for the Orphanage and an important learning tool for the children, providing valuable lessons about agriculture, entrepreneurship, and responsibility.
These initiatives are just the beginning as Grace Orphanage works towards one day being fully self-sufficient.
Progress At The New Site
There has been significant progress on the development of the new facility since the start of 2017, including:
the final payment that was made for the land which will become the long-term home for Grace Orphanage;
the agriculture area was fenced and the first crop of cabbage and wild spinach was harvested;
the guardhouse was constructed
the first small house for 10 children was completed;
the security wall necessary to keep the children and the facilities protected for years to come has been completed;
the second larger house for 18 children was completed;
the septic system for the first 2 homes has been installed;
construction is underway on the communal kitchen.
Our Dream - A Safe, Loving Home for up to
60 War Orphans
With your continued support, we are well on our way towards completion of construction of the facility to house up to 60 orphans and ultimate self-sufficiency for the Orphanage.