Online Bazaar Raises $8,215 for L’Arche International

GWDC in solidarity with

 

Would-be emcees Eileen Schofield and Debora Green sport the outfits they would have worn for the solidarity talent show had it not been canceled. Photo by Sarah Ruszkowski

Would-be emcees Eileen Schofield and Debora Green sport the outfits they would have worn for the solidarity talent show had it not been canceled. Photo by Sarah Ruszkowski

As part of an international federation of 147 communities in 35 countries, L’Arche Greater Washington, D.C. is committed to building awareness about and raise funds for L’Arche communities in developing countries. These communities receive little or no funding from their governments, often leaving them struggling to pay for basic necessities like food, housing, medicine, and assistant salaries.

According to L’Arche International’s web site, “Solidarity means to network with other international organizations, to contribute to conferences and public forums in order to influence society to bridge the gap between a society that neglects its weakest members and one that invites them to actively participate in public life.”

In spite of being snowed out, the 2015 solidarity fundraiser surpassed last year’s record-breaking total by more than $700. Thank you to everyone who contributed!

 

Save the date for next year’s talent show and bazaar – March 12, 2016.

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