ONE GIRL CAN ANNOUNCES: ALONE, TOGETHER: A NO-GALA, GALA
Virtual fundraiser invites the world to unite in support of educating girls
and eliminating gender inequality
On Thursday, June 4, Vancouver-based non-profit One Girl Can invites people around the world to unite at their first ever virtual IWANTtoBE event: Alone, Together: A No Gala, Gala presented by Beedie Foundation.
Amid the COVID-19 crisis, countries like Kenya have experienced unprecedented school closures. Many girls and women may be overburdened by being a caregiver for their families and facing growing domestic violence. The limited gains made in past decades toward gender equality are at risk of being rolled back.
This is why One Girl Can is all the more focused on their commitment to breaking the cycle of poverty and impacting gender equality through education and mentorship.
With this in mind, the organization has adapted their original IWANTtoBE fundraiser – initially scheduled to take place in April at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom – to a global virtual event, where anyone in the world can join.
6:00pm – Welcome remarks from Lotte and Mackenzie Davis
6:15pm – Mackenzie Davis interview with Royashley Mbuthi and Millicent Mutheu, students of One Girl Can
6:25pm – Live auction
6:40pm – Online silent auction closes
6:45pm – Special performance by Rainsford
“The global pandemic has affected societies and economies
Register for Alone, Together online through Handbid. Registration fee is by donation; anyone who donates $99 or above will receive an AG Hair gift box valued at $95. Attendees will require a computer or the Handbid app to access the event. 100% of all donations will go directly to funding scholarships for girls living in extreme poverty in Kenya.
For updates, including information on the silent and live auctions as well as exclusive pre-event content, follow One Girl Can’s social media accounts.
<class=”m_-7470844252949544142e2ma-p-div”>About One Girl Can
Founded by Lotte Davis in 2008, One Girl Can is a Canadian registered charity whose mission is to enhance gender equality through educating girls living in extreme poverty in Africa. Their holistic business model supports a girl from the time she leaves primary school until the day she gains meaningful employment. The three core pillars of their program, We Build, We Educate, We Mentor, equip girls with the skills and confidence they need to redefine their future. These girls will lift their families out of poverty and become leaders within their communities, creating a cycle of empowerment which will shift the needle on gender equity and generate lasting economic growth. Onegirlcan.com
<class=”m_-7470844252949544142e2ma-p-div”>Alone, Together is presented by Beedie Foundation and sponsored by TD (platinum); KPMG (gold); Great Little Box Company, Odlum Brown, Univar Solutions, Pacific Reach Properties, AllWest Insurance and BlueSky Properties (silver); and Contemporary Office Interiors, Southern Butler Price, iA Financial Group, Archibald Real Estate Group, First Light Foundation, HUB International and Clio (bronze). One Girl Can would also like to extend special thanks to AG Hair, Hemlock Printers, International Cellars, Avenue PR and Daily Hive.
Media release and images provided by Avery Nicholson, Avenue PR