McGRATHPR.com – The Kerry Jon Walker Fund (KJWF), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping humanity and supporting those affected by poverty, presents a benefit evening Art Auction and Rwandan Market, on Saturday, November 18, from 7 to 10 pm, at Congregation Sha’aray Shalom Social Hall, 1112 Main Street Hingham. All proceed support the fund’s mission, including mission service trips for teens supporting sustainable programs to improve health, education, and economic opportunity for those in need.
An evening of delights await the community when art and handmade crafts from local and international fine artists are on display in a festive market atmosphere. Art Auction and Rwandan Market features live entertainment by John Walker and the Monks of Funk, delicious appetizers by The Hart Brothers, a Rwandan Market of hand-crafted wares and more from abroad, a silent and live auction, and a cash bar. Purchases make wonderful gifts, support this fine cause and may be taken home the same night.
KJWF provides financially challenged urban teen students the opportunity to create global objectivity and travel abroad in charitable service. This summer alone, KJWF sponsored five Boston students on a fifth mission trip to Rwanda, where they served 500 orphaned teens at the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village. While providing service to this community abroad, the Boston teens, most never having never traveled out of the country, gained a new understanding of the developing world.
KJWF has been selected as one of 100 non-profits in 2017 to receive a $100K grant from the Cummings Foundation. The Kerry Fund was chosen from more than 500 applicants for their exceptional mission and dedication to developing students into global citizen leaders. The honor is bestowed amongst the Foundation’s $170M in grants given to date to local nonprofits alone.
Founded in 2010, enhancing the education of youth is at the heart of The Kerry Jon Walker Fund’s mission. Amongst its accomplishments, KJWF provided 3000 lbs. of books, maps and educational materials, as well as school uniforms, to village schools in Guinea, West Africa. The community ranks amongst the poorest in the world, home to the region’s most deprived children.
Admission to the Art Auction and Rwandan Market are $36, available at the door. Admission fee and purchases may be paid for by cash, check and credit card on site. To learn more or support the Kerry Jon Walker Fund, visit www.thekerryfund.org.
About The Kerry Jon Walker Fund
The Kerry Jon Walker Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping humanity and supporting those affected by poverty, promotes sustainable programs to improve health, education, and economic opportunity for those in need. The Kerry Fund’s current mission programs provide financially challenged Boston teens with opportunities to engage in community service trips to aid orphaned teens at the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda. To learn more or support the Kerry Jon Walker Fund, visit www.thekerryfund.org, or follow the Fund on Facebook.