Fabric of Hope Gala & Auction
Join IDEA as we celebrate our fourth annual gala and auction Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Hotel InterContinental in Addison, Texas.
Fabric of Hope will begin at 7 p.m. when the doors open for the silent auction, butlered hors d'oeuvre and live music. Seating begins at 7:45 for dinner, program and live auction.
The buffet dinner will include
contemporary American and vegitarian offerings as well as traditional West African cuisine.
This year’s gala will honor IDEA’s Partner of the Year, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sierra Leone. The Fabric of Hope auctions will feature items made by students in the ELCSL’s Women’s Literacy and Vocational Program. Material gara tie-dyed by these students has been used by North Texas textile artists to create additional items.
Other auction items will include guided adventures, getaway packages, original artwork, and one of a kind jewelry and accessories designed and created for Fabric of Hope.
You can make a real difference in
the lives of the people of Sierra Leone. Be part of the Fabric of Hope.
Tickets to Fabric of Hope are available by clicking here.
What is the idea for IDEA?
The idea is that the right gift, at the right time can change the stories of families and communities for generations to come. That 'right gift' is a combination of tools and training.
The IDEA Foundation supports education and health projects in Sierra Leone that provide long-term solutions to the problems facing the country.
Dignity for All
The position of women in Sierra Leone's society is still not equal to that of men, and that inequality plays out in official indifference to violence against women. The national government lacks the ability to prosecute gender violence. Regardless of political action or inaction, the IDEA Foundation is changing the balance of power.
When we teach women and girls to read, and provide business and farm start-ups to women, we change the economic position of women in their communities. This change of financial power builds a new position for women within the context of the local culture.