heroKulture: Dinner for Hope
We are excited to thank our heros for the fundraising dinner for new beds for Home of Hope, an orphanage for chidlren with severe disabilities in Uganda!
A few weekends ago, Lauren Ramsy and Kimberly Belle hosted an African inspired feast to raise awareness for Home of Hope and the plight of children with disabilities in Uganda. With décor, drinks and entrees inspired by African culture the night offered an escape from the traditional Bay Area dining scene.
Lauren and Kimberly were moved to action when they heard about Home of Hope, an orphanage for children abandoned because of disabilities. According to Lauren, “Inspired by the dedication of embraceKulture founder, Christa Preston I felt organizing a fundraiser was the least I could do. It really does take a village!”
“For a relatively low sum we could have a major impact on orphans in need. Their story is traumatizing, and it just felt like if there's something we can do to help, we should do it.” - Kimberly
Home of Hope had been infested with bed bugs and the children, most of whom have sever physical limitations, were suffering from infections from the bites and sleepless nights.
In one beautiful evening Lauren and Kimberly, and their generous guests, raised enough to buy new beds for all 30 of the children at Home of Hope as well as top up the supply of life saving medications.