8th Annual Gala for The Olive Branch for Children
February 26, 2013
Olive Branch for Children hosts Eighth Annual Gala Fundraising Dinner
2011 Chatelaine ‘Woman-of-the-Year’ to speak about successes with Tanzanian charity
The Olive Branch for Children charity is pleased to announce its eighth annual Gala Fundraising Dinner in support of the organization’s tremendous work helping remote communities in Tanzania assess their primary needs and establish programs that will assist the most vulnerable.
The Olive Branch is led by 32-year-old Woodbridge resident Deborah McCracken who founded the organization in 2005 with the mission of improving the lives of some of Tanzania’s most impoverished citizens. At the gala dinner, McCracken will discuss recent successes and the construction and opening of the Vaughan-Wambiloo Montessori School in Tanzania.
Thanks to the support of the local community, McCracken has been enormously successful in her efforts and has been recognized accordingly: in 2010 she was the only Canadian finalist in the prestigious International Rolex Awards for Enterprise 2010 Young Laureates Programme and in November 2011 she was recognized as one of Chatelaine Magazine’s 2011 Women of the Year in the Everyday Heroes Category.
Media are invited to attend this exclusive event to meet Deborah and learn more about the Olive Branch. In attendance will be Federal Minister for International Cooperation Julian Fantino, Mayor Maurizio Bevilaqua, Vaughan MPP Steven Del Duca, and Councillor Tony Carella.
WHAT: The Olive Branch for Children Eighth Annual Gala Fundraising Dinner.
WHEN: Friday, March 1, 2013. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Dinner at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Bellvue Manor, 8083 Jane Street, Vaughan.
For any further information on the event, please contact Pastor Linda Douglas and for media enquiries or to arrange an interview with Deborah, please contact Paul Leavoy.
Pastor Linda Douglas