Thursday we had a great night of live music with the talented cover band Cash Grab while raising money to build a fence at our early years school in the Dadaab Refugee Camp. The school community there has built a garden and the animals are eating the vegetables! The band was awesome and had people up dancing all night. Humankind thanks the band for their generosity in donating their time to our cause. We raffled off a pair of Jets tickets… and one generous attendee bought half the tickets and gave them out randomly to the crowd. There was a good feeling in the air. A special shoutout to Jen our board member who organized the night. We are almost half way to raising enough funds for the new fence! Thanks to everyone for attending.
HumanKind International is pleased to announce our benefit concert featuring super-fun, cover-tune kings Cash Grab! Thursday January 26th 2017 at the Park Theatre. 698 Osborne Ave.
Doors open at 8, show starts at 9. Tickets $15 ($10 for low income and students). Tickets through myparktheatre.ca or email@example.com
All funds raised will be used to build a large and long fence to keep animals from the garden of our early years school in the Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya.
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Thank you to all our generous donors!! Anyone wishing to make a final 2016 donation, all monies must be in our bank account by December 31 to qualify for a 2016 tax receipt. We suggest using our quick and easy on-line giving option Canada Helps. You’ll find it on our home page or donate page.
2016 Tax Receipts will be mailed the end of January 2017. For those who have donated through Canada Helps, you must got through their website portal to print your own on-line tax receipt.
We thank you all for your continued support and wish you all the best for 2017.
This is a photograph of the first students to graduate from Humankind Academy in January 2016. The students in white and green will attend Labasiigale Primary which is the local (Kenyan) school while the others in blue are going to Elnino Primary which is a refugee primary school in Dadaab. Humankind bought each child their new primary school uniform, pencils and books as a goodbye gift. On September 15th 2016 the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency released a report showing that more than half – 3.7 million – of the six million school-age children under its mandate have no school to go to.Some 1.75 million refugee children are not in primary school and 1.95 million refugee adolescents are not in secondary school. Refugees are five times more likely to be out of school than the global average. Humankind is so grateful to our donors, because through their generosity, Humankind is able to offer school to our students.
Humankind International is grateful to Sabrina and her lovely group of volunteers at their RBC location on Pembina Hwy. The group donated their time writing thank you cards for us, and RBC in turn donated $1000 to Humankind! That $1000 will run our school for one week, including paying all our staff’s wages, and funding the 1500 nutritious meals our 150 students eat every week. THANK YOU RBC!
Our 2016 Fundraising Dinner was a huge success. Not only was it sold out with 272 guests at the Portuguese Centre, but we raised over $10,000. On top of that money, we also signed up 21 new monthly donors for a total of $6000 annually. We are so thankful to our Humankind friends.
Thank you to CBC’s Terry McLeod for MC’ing, to Roger and his wonderful staff at the Portuguese Centre and to Mitesh and his staff for the OUTSTANDING Indian food from Charisma Restaurant on Sherbrooke. We also thank our two guest speakers: Tom Denton Executive Director of Hospitality House and Halimo Ahmed a young woman who once lived in the Dadaab Refugee Camp. Thank you as well to Andrew Mahon Photography for capturing photos of our event. The raffle prizes were highlighted with a laptop computer from Powerland Computers. See you next year.
Join us for our 5th annual fundraising dinner Thursday May 5th at the Portuguese Centre 1080 Wall. Tickets are $40 each, include delicious Indian food from Charisma Restaurant, raffle prizes and more. Tickets are available at NEEDS Centre, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you Winnipeg. Our 4th Annual Fundraising Dinner was a Huge Success! We raised $11,500.
Thank you Charisma Indian Restaurant and The Portuguese Centre for your delicious food and tremendous hospitality. Thank you to the bartenders who donated their tips from the night. Thank you Marcy Marcusa for MCing and being your usual warm, funny and friendly self. Thank you Sebastian our special guest speaker and Winnipeg’s most inspiring 10 year old who received a standing ovation for his short speech on why he is supporting Humankind and what he and his family and classmates at Ecole Assiniboine have done for Humankind. Thank you to the 38 friends who signed on for new or increased monthly giving at the dinner. Thank you to raffle prize donors Kississing Lake Lodge, Fort Whyte Centre, McNally Robinson, and Powerland Computers.
In July 2015 Humankind Internaitonal and the students of our Academy in Dadaab lost a true friend and tireless supporter, with the death of our board member Margaret Lafreniere. Margaret was passionate about education, social justice and her faith. We are thankful for her examples of incredible commitment and caring, even while privately battling cancer. We will never forget you.
38 generous friends of Humankind pledged new, or increased their monthly giving at our Fundraising Dinner June 10th 2015! This is amazing. Our goal for the night was 20. Thank you Winnipeg for your support of our early years school half way around the world. Monthly giving is key piece to sustaining our school. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.