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Art for the Heart of Africa
October 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2018
Benefit supports local arts and orphaned children from South Sudan
Mishawaka, IN — The Vineyard Church is hosting the tenth annual Art for the Heart of Africa benefit on Friday, October 26, from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. This is an evening devoted to honoring God’s gift of artistry through music, art, and a benefit auction. 100% of every dollar raised will go directly to help feed, educate and love the children of the Dreamland orphanage, who after being orphaned by war, poverty and famine were forced to flee and set up home in a refugee camp in northern Uganda as the violent civil war in South Sudan threatened their lives.
This semi-formal event will feature art from local and regional artists, as well as works from the children of the Dreamland Children’s Home. Art will be sold through both silent and live auctions during the benefit.
The Vineyard Church in Mishawaka is hosting this benefit to continue their support of the New Generation Dreamland Children’s Home. Since 2009, Art for the Heart of Africa has raised over $400,000 to help provide a better life for these 130+ children. With many of the children being school-age, last year we focused on providing an education that aimed at creating a more personalized learning environment instead of going to a single classroom filled with over 4,000 children. This year, our goal is two-fold. First, we want to take education a step further and provide hope for their future through scholarships for students ready to move into a trade school or college. Second, for the many children who are still young, our goal is to begin a fund to help them leave the refugee camp and return home to South Sudan.
For more information, please see the Art for the Heart of Africa website, www.artfortheheartofafrica.org.
Photos, video and interviews available upon request.
Contact: Kathy Smarrella
E-Mail: [email protected]
The Vineyard Church
16219 Jackson Rd.
Mishawaka, IN 46544