Leaders of Langley's Rotaract Club (a youth community service subsection of Langley's Rotary Clubs) are in the final stages of planning their Fiesta of Hope event for Oct. 12.
This Mexican-themed benefit will be held at Dancing for Dessert in North Langley to raise funds for Opportunity International and the Wellsping Foundation for Education.
Opportunity International is a micro finance organization that gives small loans to help
people (primarily women) start businesses in developing countries, while the Wellspring Foundation invests in the education system in Rwanda.
Nadine Mross and Lexi Vankevich are organizing the event as leaders in the Rotaract Club. The pair are excited about the opportunity to fundraise, raise awareness around the work the two charitable organizations do, and bring the community together.
"Opportunity International and the Wellspring Foundation are doing incredibly important work, as both economic self-sufficiency and education are the two cornerstones to sustainable development in impoverished communities," said Vankevich.
"Our goal is raise awareness about the meaningful ways that people can give back to those in need."
Starting at 6 p.m., the evening will feature a silent auction with items from local businesses, live music, salsa dancing, fun games, and lots of Mexican food.
Learn more about Opportunity International at www.opportunity.org and about the Wellspring Foundation at www.thewellspringfoundation. org.
To get involved with the fiesta, arrange tickets, or for more information, contact her at Lexivankevich@gmail. com.
Lexi Vankevich has travelled abroad to help people in other lands. These are some children she worked with in a village on the Peruvian Amazon River.
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