Houston, TX
Hilton Houston Westchase
"One Night, One Well" 2013 Fundraising Gala
Sat, November 02, 2013 at 6:00PM (Central)
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Hosted by AFG
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Name Remaining Available Until Price Qty
Single Ticket [+] 267 $100.00
Includes three course dinner and a bidder number for live and silent auction.
Friend of AFG [+] 148 $500.00
Your name will be included in the event's program.
Full table [+] 28 $1,000.00
A full table (10 seats)
Bronze Sponsor [+] 74 $3,000.00
Includes: - Recognition on AFG's website for 3 months - Name displayed on screens the night of the event - Name and logo included on the event's program - Signage prominently displayed on table
Silver Sponsor [+] 50 $5,000.00
Includes: - Recognition on AFG's website for 3 months - Name displayed on screens the night of the event - 1/4 page add on the event's program - Signage prominently displayed on table
Gold Sponsor [+] 30 $10,000.00
Includes: - Recognition on AFG's website for 6 months - 1/4 screen ad on screens the night of the event - 1/2 page add on the event's program - Signage prominently displayed on table -Premier sitting
Platinum Sponsor [+] 30 $15,000.00
Includes: - Recognition on AFG's website for 6 months - 1/2 screen ad on screens the night of the event - 3/4 page add on the event's program - Signage prominently displayed on table -Premier sitting
Diamond Sponsor [+] 6 $25,000.00
Includes: - Recognition on AFG's website for 12 months - 3/4 screen ad on screens the night of the event - Full page add on the event's program - Signage prominently displayed on table -Premier sitting -Photo opportunity with speaker -Inclusion in media interviews and press release -Recognition from the podium during the program -Name in recognition plaque at project site
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EVENT DETAILS

We hope you will join us for an evening of entertainment and giving. Here is some of what you can expect at our event this year:

  • KHOU's Deborah Duncan, hostess Great Day Houston, has generously agreed to be our Mistress of Ceremony.
  • Author, climber and mountaineer Eric Alexander will be speaking at the event.
  • We will have a fun photo booth where our guests can take personalized pictures with African backgrounds and props to take home.
  • Silent and live auctions featuring beautiful Guinean art, wonderful trips and much more, just in time for the holidays.
  • A delicious three-course dinner provided by Rio Ranch Steakhouse.
  • Stay and dance the night away to music from The Next Level Band.
  • Learn more about AFG's work in Guinea, as well as the chance to contribute to any of our exciting projects.

Kipe SchoolThis year's "Fund-A-Need" will benefit the students and staff of Kipe High and Middle School. The proceeds will be used to install a water well, build functioning toilet facilities and provide soap.

Inadequate water supply and sanitation facilities in schools, aside from being a health hazard, affect school attendance, retention and educational performance, especially in girls.

In Guinea, 90% of public schools lack water supply and sanitation facilities including the biggest university in Conakry, which has more than five thousand students.  In addition, less than 10% of schools have hand-washing facilities next to latrines. This means that infections and diseases spread quickly and illness causes students to miss school repeteadly, often leading them to leave school entirely.

After surveying four overpopulated schools in Conakry to collect baseline data and identify the need, we found that each institution has between 2,500 and 3,600 students and between 70 and 140 teachers. None of these schools have water and none of the existing latrines are functional. At each school, girls were asked if they use the toilets at school and they all responded that they do not. Instead, they walk out of school to go into the neighborhood when they need to go to the restroom.

This year's gala will benefit the 3,582 students and 42 faculty members of Kipe High and Middle Schools, as well as members of the surrounding community. Our goal is to:
- Construct water wells in the school  and help sanitize existing water through chlorination.
- Build and improve toilet and hand-washing facilities with separate lavatories for girls and boys.
- Educate and encourage the school staff and students to implement the program in their daily routine and reinforce the behavior.
- Encourage the implementation of reward programs, such as naming hand-washing champions in each school to promote the importance of cleanliness and sanitation.
- Support school participation in Global Hand Washing Day, a multi-partner global awareness-raising initiative celebrated in over 85 countries each year. The focus of the program is on schools and school-age children. Many countries use it as an opportunity to raise awareness and to launch year-round programs in schools. For example, children promote hand washing in television spots, mobile phone messages are used to reach millions of people and children sign pledges to wash their hands with soap before meals.

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