2015 Love & Live with Faith Gala
Come celebrate an International event of Love the weekend before Valentine’s day to continue to raise support for orphanages in East Africa. Enjoy appearances from MISS UNITED NATIONS, MISS ASIA-UTAH, MISS AFRICA-UTAH, and MISS UN CONTESTANTS in a fashion show with traditional dress from around the world!
The gala will be hosted by ABC4 Utah’s Kim Fischer and Urban Model & Flim’s BRET UDY. The evening will feature keynote speaker, Tracy Evans & Sean Reyes. There will also be a silent and live auction, so please come ready to bid on some great items.
This evening will help support the Virtua Foundation’s mission of sharing the love of Christ and provide humanitarian aid, development assistance & empowerment to women, children, & struggling communities around the world. This year’s Gala is focused on our current development efforts in East Africa.
Doors open at 5:45 and the evening finishes around 10:30 p.m.
– Cash Bar available
– Free Child Care Provided (Toddlers & up please)
– This is a family friendly event
– We encourage everyone to wear ‘traditional attire’ from their heritage or simply culture of choice!
Price: $45 Pre-Sale before Jan 31st, $55 DAY OF
Students, Service/Military, Police & Firemen: $35 (Uniforms encouraged). $45 DAY OF
CONCERT ONLY: $20 (Doors open at 8:30 p.m.). $25 DAY OF
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About the Virtua Foundation:
The mission of the Virtua Foundation is to impact the legal and social environments by focusing on 7 key areas of socio-economic impact: Education, Environment, Family, Health, People, Regional Crisis, and Social Finance.
The primary drive of the Virtua Foundation in 2015 is to empower women and children, both locally and abroad, by encouraging gender equality & int’l health, and take a united stand against child malnutrition and human trafficking. The Foundation is also raising funds to provide clean water for two sub-villages of nearly 3,000, complete the building of a much needed energy efficient orphanage, school, and community center, & assist with over 200 children’s education, health, & development in East Africa. Additionally, the Foundation is providing development assistance, computers, and food to families and school children directly impacted by the tragedy in the Philippines.
The Virtua Foundation is building a sustainable 60-80 bed orphanage, classrooms, and community center in Moshii, Tanzania so that caretaker, Mama Faraji can provide for more than 78 orphans and street children while raising her family and impacting the local village as well. Because of the foundation’s efforts, Mama Faraji has been able to “[create] a home environment that feels far more like one big happy family than an institution.” Prior to the Virtua Foundation’s aide, she would take out small loans just to keep these children fed and schooled.
Amani Baby Cottage, in Jinja, Uganda, houses 35+ children up to the age of 5 and has a need to finish their current babies’ home and continue to assist in the development of their infants. The foundation has also identified 100 children to educationally support.
The Virtua Foundation’s team is dedicated to find and teach best practices regarding renewable energy sources and sustainable farming to aide the communities toward becoming self-sustaining. In partnership with the Thunderbird School of Global Management, an Executive MBA team will further work with the communities and develop a social enterprise, beyond subsistence farming. “We desire a life-long relationship with our beneficiaries, but ideally do not want to continue to provide financial assistance beyond our initial project period. It is our desire to take this model into other markets to help more children and those in need.”
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