‘Blessing Africa’ fundraiser set for Nov. 4 in Palos Verdes
Supports two children’s projects
Reba Toney, the on-air personality of JCTV’s “Top 3” and TBN’s “Breaking Good News,” will host the 8th annual “Blessing Africa: Sharing the Agape Moments,” on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at the South Coast Botanic Garden in Palos Verdes.
Blessing Africa is designed to support two children’s project in Africa—Hosanna House, an orphanage for girls who have lost their parents due to the HIV/AIDS virus, and Hosanna Soccer League, a program dedicated to caring for young boys who live under extreme poverty and who otherwise would not be able to attend school.
Both programs currently assist more than 100 disadvantaged children ages 8 to 14.
The fund-raising event will feature musical guests, African food, a colorful fashion show, arts and crafts as well brunch and a live auction.
“We look forward every year to our signature fundraiser that helps bring greater awareness to the needs of hurting children in Africa,” said Tersit Asrat, founder of Hosanna Broadcasting Foundation. “We are extremely grateful for the support of our many friends who partner with us year after year to help raise funds in support of this vital work,” said Asrat.
The brunch starts at 2 p.m. Donations are $35 in advance and $45 at the door. Vendor information may be obtained by contacting Hosanna Broadcasting Foundation at (310) 348 -9188.
Hosanna Broadcasting Foundation recently announced its seventh annual Blessing Africa fundraiser, which will benefit HIV/AIDS orphans in Ethiopia, East Africa. The event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 25, at South Coast Botanic Garden in Palos Verdes Peninsula.
The Hosanna Broadcasting Foundation has for six years delivered original Christian broadcast programs to some of the world’s most impoverished nations in effort to spread the gospel where it is perhaps least often recognized or accepted.
The foundation, which had a booth in the first West Coast Expo, preaches via satellite to the underserved in the Middle East, Asia, Eastern Europe and on the African continent where scripture, they profess, can provide awareness of God and the life-changing teachings of Jesus Christ.
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