Every dollar raised at Art for the Heart of Africa will go directly to support the children from the Dreamland orphanage. The semi-formal event will feature works of art from local and regional artists as well as artistic images of the children of South Sudan. Art will be sold through both a silent and a live auction during the benefit.
In the past seven years, Art for the Heart of Africa has raised approximately $250,000. These funds have provided running water and solar electricity for the children; built and supplied a children’s medical clinic; began a goat farm that provided both income and nutrition for the Dreamland; put a roof on a school; started a 35-acre farm to provide food for the orphanage; purchased a dump truck to transport crops (and children!); and constructed a new bridge. In 2016, our goal of $25,000 will help establish the children in their temporary home, which includes helping to provide for their educational and medical needs.
For more information or to see the growing list of artists and their works, please see the Art for the Heart of Africa website, www.artfortheheartofafrica.org.
Photos, video and interviews available upon request.
Contact: Kathy Smarrella
The Vineyard Church ▪ 16219 Jackson Rd. ▪ Mishawaka, IN 46544 ▪ www.thevineyard.org