Updated: Oct 10, 2019
On September 22nd, ninety amazing individuals came together for Jajja's Kids' 8th annual fundraiser. The theme for the day was taken from a song originally written in 1982 by our dear friend Ruth Pelham. With a new version Ruth wrote just for us, we celebrated Jajja's Kids and the unity we feel in sharing our one sky with children and adults half a world away.
A great time was had by all with African drumming led by Jordan Taylor Hill and friend Abdul, African crafts and the children's artwork for sale, a lively auction led by LeGrande Serras, and the delicious food of Revolution Hall. Updates on our permanent home and the children's education were shared by board members Mark Saker, Susan Fowler, and Ugandan director Ronnie Sseruyange.
All that we achieve comes from each of you and your ongoing support. A heartfelt thanks to all who attended and so generously showed your support for Jajja's Kids! Enjoy the photos!
This year also featured awesome goodies from Uganda for sale, like handmade batiks from the children and Jeff, woven baskets from local artisans in Kampala, beaded animal statues, and jewelry! Auction items included bourbon from six different distilleries, gift certificates to local restaurants, two weekend getaways, jewelry, pottery from local artists, and more!
Thank you Albany Art Room for partnering with teachers and students from Albany Academy to create our fantastic center pieces! You guys truly embodied this year's "A Family Under One Sky" theme!
Thank you to everyone who thoughtfully donated items for our lively auction run by LeGrande Serras, as well as those who volunteered their time to make the evening a great success and lots of fun!
Fundraiser photo credit: Sharon Redmond