Sunday, June 15, 2008

Second Annual Feast for Change

A recent article in the Kenya News Agency speaks in glowing terms about the Kisesini health centre, which has made free health care available to hundreds of residents of the local community of Kyua.

That health clinic was constructed in large measure because of the efforts of local doctor Angelo Tomedi, an Associate Professor in the Department of Family & Community Medicine at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Tomedi built the clinic through his organization called Global Health Partnerships (GHP). The Albuquerque community has come through with strong support for GHP, including a bicycle auction and a benefit last year.

Thanks to the generosity of Scalo Northern Italian Grill, a second benefit will be held this year. Most of the proceeds will go to the clinic in Kisesini, particularly the purchase of an ambulance. Some money will go to GHP's overall global work, which includes health-care efforts in Guatemala. Two other community organizations will also benefit from the fundraiser, the Life Stitches Project Uganda and Peacecraft, a fair trade store.

Below is information on the benefit:

Feast For Change
Sunday, August 10
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
To benefit a mosaic of projects that reach out to women and their children in developing countries.

Scalo Northern Italian Grill
3500 Central SE (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque

Tickets $50

To purchase or reserve tickets, call Peacecraft at 255-5220
or come by the store at 3215 Central NE
(100% of the profits will go the the three organizations)

1 comment:

michelle meaders said...

I tried to call Peacecraft today to reserve tickets, and learned two things: Their phone number is 255-5229, and their summer hours are Monday through Friday 12 to 6.