Host a dinner party and serve up hope to vulnerable kids
UMOJA Orphanage Kenya is urging people everywhere to get together and share a meal with family and friends during October, all for a good cause.
Charity director Cathy Booth said The World's Biggest Dinner Party invited people to host their own event and collect $20 from each guest to help build the first children's home in Umoja Children's Village.
Mrs Booth said the fundraiser had attracted worldwide attention with dinner parties planned in Brazil, Serbia, New Zealand and Portugal. But the biggest diner party so far is 220 guests in Victoria.
The Umoja team is hoping to break last year's record of $15,000 from more than 50 dinner parties held across Australia and overseas.
"It's been just over three years since we started and all the hard work is finally coming together," she said.
With self-sustaining infrastructure, the caretakers hut and perimeter fencing now complete, construction of the first children's home is expected to be completed by the end of the year or January 2015, allowing Umoja to take in its first group of orphaned children.
Visit www.umojahome.com/kenya for more information about Umoja Orphanage Kenya or for details about how to register your dinner party.