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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Connecting Women: Face Africa DKNY Fundraiser in New York

Saran Kaba Jones, Executive Director Face Africa
425 million children lack clean drinking water

Did someone say shopping in NYC, and Charity in the same sentence? What's not to love? 

Women Change Africa was at the Face Africa DKNY Fundraiser. The Fundraiser was a "Sip and Shop" For the Organization  FaceAfrica which seeks to bring clean and safe drinking water to the people of liberia, and also does many women's empowerment projects in the country as well. What makes this organization so special for WCA is that is is led by a a young African woman Liberian born Saran Kaba Jones. Ms. Jones spoke briefly at the event as she thanked all attendees for coming, she elaborated on the importance of giving back to the citizens of Liberia by giving them clean water. Ms Jones herself migrated to the United States prior to the war and upon returning back to her country after the war 5 years ago, saw the importance of giving back through giving clean water to her people. The ramifications of not having clean water in Africa and other developing nations has lead to illnesses and even at times death. We at WCA definitely support FACE Africa's cause. 

 The event brought out many young African women who definitely connected, networked and supported the organization.  It was a pleasure supporting the organization as we Shopped, Sipped and Shopped! The champagne, hors d'oeuvres, music and people made it worth a fabulous time!  We walked away with a few goodies ourselves :). Proceeds from purchase at DKNY were given to the organization. We Celebrate Face Africa's work!
With some WCA Friends
Enjoy the photos and visit Face Africa's site to find out how to support the organization.

Shopping and Giving back :)

Wonderful Cause, Great Event!

Photo Credit: Fatima Sesay, Applause Magazine.

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