On February 10, Sombrilla hosted another successful International Dinner at La Cité Francophone. Elizabeth Araya and her music partner Jamie Calderon started the evening by serenading the audience with sounds from Latin America. This musical duo captivated this audience with their beautiful harmonies and skillful guitar strumming. They were a perfect way to start off the evening.
After a delicious dinner catered by Café Bicyclette, keynote speaker, Lewis Cardinal, took the stage to speak about the importance of walking in partnership with indigenous cultures both here at home and globally to build a more sustainable future for everyone.
Audience members also enjoyed a fabulous selection of items to bid on in the silent auction, as well as a riveting live auction both to raise money for Sombrilla’s development projects.
The Sombrilla Board of Directors would like to thank everyone who attended the International Dinner, as well as all our supporters, donors and sponsors. Sombrilla raised over $18,000 from this dinner and we couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you for all of your continued support.
Your support will help us to continue with each of our ongoing projects. Some of the things we accomplished with your help are funding 150 pessaries for women in Ayacucho and Marian Peru, A year of school for 20 junior high school children in Tierra Colorada Guatemala and support for 2 students in El Salvador to continue their post secondary education.
We all look forward each year to this evening when we get to meet so many of our supporters.
The 2018 International Dinner marks our 30th anniversary celebration! Stay tuned for details. You won’t want to miss it.