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New Board Rejuvenates Hands United For Children & Raises Awareness For New Projects On The Horizon

Hands United For Children will host a fund raising gala at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. Though much of the proceeds will be designated toward the organization’s current pre-school building project in Burkina Faso, West Africa, Hands United For Children will also be presenting its first U.S. project, building a charter high school for under-privileged teens in the South East San Diego neighborhood of Skyline. The commitment will also assist in sustaining specific programs such as free meals, free uniforms, free after-school activities & free bus tickets to alleviate obstacles in the way of under-served teens.

The organization has a new force behind them to rejuvenate its mission with a team of champions led by Executive Director, Agnes Barrelet. She and her energetic, passionate board have the gumption to show the public how education can create an exit out of the cycle of poverty, from Africa to the United States to Latin America and beyond.

“I finally spend my days doing what I believe I was brought to earth to achieve; bringing education to children lacking the opportunity, creating a difference and making the world a better place. By educating the youth, we reduce the crimes and the wars we see around the globe. I introduced the art because I strongly believe art helps bring beauty into the lives of all. Our event encourages young artists to be engaged as part of a solution to educate. This is the key to our success. At Hands United for Children, we mean what we say and we do what we promise,” stated Executive Director Agnes Barrelet about her purpose and position at the organization.

The evening will consist of a cocktail reception, a gourmet three-course dinner designed by Executive Chef Jesse Frost, a live auction, a raffle for an eight-day safari and an art showcase of West African and local artists.

DETAILS

Tickets: $200 per person or $1600 per table (8)

Saturday, February 4th, 2012 | 6 pm – 10 pm

Fairbanks Ranch Country Club (map link)
15150 San Dieguito Road, San Diego, CA 92130

(858) 259-8811
*Cocktail Attire

For additional information, please contact Executive Director, Agnes Barrelet at agnes@handsunited4children.org

About Hands United For Children

Hands United for Children was founded in San Diego in 2006 as a non-profit organization intent on serving the needs of underprivileged children. Our current mission, to support children in distressed situations through education, shelter, health and individual welfare, is being realized in Africa, the United States and Latin America. We have funded a number of causes throughout the world, principally in Africa. Our focus is on education – through the building of schools and ongoing support of the administrations that run them. We do this primarily through fundraising, but as we are now working with schools in the San Diego area, we are designing programs to involve individuals directly in helping underprivileged children master their education so they can fulfill their potential.

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