Join us for the 5th annual Brydges Centre Fundraiser! This year’s event will include a variety of fun activities, new features, several donation options, and more – making it enjoyable for people of all ages.
EVENT DATE & SCHEDULE:
AUGUST 13, 2017
8:30am – 12:30pm: Silent Auction • African Marketplace
5:30pm – 8:00pm: Silent Auction • African Marketplace • African Coffee & Snacks
6:15pm: Authentic African Entertainment: Duniya Drum & Dance Troupe • Rosemary Wafula (Founder of B.C.)
7:30pm: Live Auction
8:30pm: Event End
5825 Kelvin Ave N
Lake Elmo, MN 55110
ABOUT THE BRYDGES CENTRE
The Brydges Centre, located near Nairobi, Kenya, is a children’s home that cares for the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of orphaned, abandoned and abused children in Kenya. Our objective is to help these kids become productive Kenyan citizens with a strong, Christian faith to guide them through life – and God is helping to make that happen! The Brydges Centre is called a children’s home and not an orphanage because the children at the B.C. are not orphans. From the moment they enter the gates, they are members of the Brydges Centre family. The Centre is home for 132 children, about 75 live in the dormitory. Older students are in boarding school, university, or life skills training.
THE NEED: WHY WE GIVE
The total annual operating budget for the Brydges Centre is $430,000. If you divide that by the 132 kids at the B.C., you get the cost of supporting one B.C. child for a year: $3,257 (see cost breakdown below). Last year’s fundraiser raised $60,500 for B.C. teachers and staff which has allowed the B.C. to retain high quality teachers and staff (which had previously been a problem). This year the fundraiser is casting a broader net, looking to care for basic needs for the children at the B.C. – from food to clothing to schoolbooks/fees to health insurance and more… Join in supporting the children of the B.C. (Every dollar given is tax deductible and goes directly to the Brydges Centre.)
THE COST FOR ONE CHILD AT THE BRYDGES CENTRE IS…
$3,257 for 1 YEAR
$1,629 for 6 MONTHS
$969 for 100 DAYS
$271 for 1 MONTH
$68 for 1 WEEK
$9.69 for 1 DAY
Costs include: food, clothing, school (fees & books), health insurance, rent, transportation, security & maintenance, utilities, & staff salaries.