African items to be auctioned
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The benefit will be from. at the Independent Bible Church, 116 E. Ahlvers Road.
Admission is free.
The silent auction will include jewelry and crafts made by poor women and children in Uganda, Ghana, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso, said Jill Dole, sponsorship and development coordinator for Adoption Advocates International, or AAI.
Proceeds will go to AAI’s Grace Fund, which helps eligible local families adopt children with special needs, older children and sibling groups from either the U.S. or abroad.
During the evening, refreshments, music and a short video featuring children adopted through the Grace Fund also are scheduled.
Since its inception in 2006, the Grace Fund has awarded nearly $200,000 to more than 70 adoptive families, Dole said.
AAI was founded in Port Angeles in 1983.
“Twenty-nine years later, we continue our mission as a humanitarian organization serving orphan and vulnerable children to improve their quality of life through adoption and other services,” Dole said.
To donate to the Grace Fund, visit www.adoptionadvocates.org and select Grace Fund after clicking on the “Donate Now” link.
For a minimum $40 donation, the donor will receive a color photography book featuring more than 120 pictures of Ethiopian children.
Last modified: August 18. 2012 5:32PM