Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Open Your Hearts (and Wallets) for Ethiopia Reads

What are you doing December 17? How about joining the fun and festivities to raise money for a new library in Ethiopia? Here's the scoop from Ethiopia Reads:

Help support our goal of raising $25,000 to fund a library and literacy program for a grade school in the Mercato neighborhood of Addis Ababa. Join us for a night of art, travel, books, dinner, and learning.  Featured speakers include famed children’s author Jane Kurtz, writer of American Girl's Lanie series; Minilik Yewondwossen, an award-winning young poet from Ethiopia; and acclaimed Ethiopian Artist Yadesa Boija, who grew up in the Mercato neighbor and designed the African Union flag.

Great auction items included are a week in a house in Greece, a weekend in an apartment in Paris, a piece of Yadesa's artwork, autographed books by Jane Kurtz (and Kirby Larson!) and much more. Enjoy Ethiopian food while enabling Big Dreams.

Don't live in the Seattle area? No worries! You can celebrate/donate on-line. Easy-peasy.

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