Art For Hope ~ Community Hope Project
Community Hope Project | Thursday, March 26 starting at 4:30pm at Poseidon Del Mar
Join us at the Poseidon Del Mar for an evening of Art, Food, Fun and Community! Various local artists will have their artistic creations available for purchase with a portion of each sale going to the Community Hope Project!
The Community Hope Project's goal is to raise money for a community in Hill cut, Sierra Leone. We have helped to build and fund a children's primary school and an adult literacy program, worked with the community to create a community-based organization (CBO), and begun to fund a microloan program. Schooling here is not public, and tuition is hardly affordable for most. We are currently seeking funds to help the school maintain their loan, which they recently used to build an additional school on their land. The schools in Sierra Leone have been closed for the past 8 months due to the Ebola outbreak, and now more than ever, the school needs help to stay in working order. Money and business has faltered and many are in times of even worse hardship.
The Community Hope Project is an entirely volunteer, non-profit organization that partners with communities to foster justice, equality, opportunity and well being through human connection, creativity and empowerment. It is predicated on the notion that all people have the right to earn a decent living, educate their children, be healthy, and control the affairs of their lives. It is based on the further belief that efforts towards greater equality, education & opportunity around the world create positive effects for us all, in the form of increased social capital, reduced conflict and improved public health.