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Make a date to make a difference with One Girl Can

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DH Vancouver Staff Apr 12, 2016 4:22 pm

 

On April 21st, help One Girl Can make a difference and raise funds for 500 girls in Kenya at their second annual #Iwant2be fundraiser. The event will be located at Imperial Vancouver (325 Main Street) from 6-8pm.

The evening will feature  One Girl Can’s Founder and CEO of AG Hair Lotte Davis- Lotte Davis,originally a native of Africa herself, will share her story of how the question ‘What do you want to be?’ inspired her to start One Girl Can. Through scholarships and education, One Girl Can gives young African women a voice and empowers them to make positive changes in society. A portion of the proceeds from every bottle sold by Lotte and her husband John’s company, AG Hair, has contributed to building schools in Africa since 2008.

 

“Educating women is the only known cure for ending poverty,” says One Girl Can’s Lotte Davis. “In one short evening, we can raise enough money to effect sustainable change in literally hundreds of lives, and slowly start to shift the needle on gender imbalance and poverty in Africa.”

 

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Local TV celebrity Fiona Forbes from Shaw TV Vancouver will be the MC of the evening. The evening will also include a silent auction with some of Vancouver’s top brands, and a live auction including two African Safaris. In addition, guests will enjoy a complimentary drink, canapes, and a gift bag from AG hair, valued at $68.

Last year the inaugural #IWant2Be – One Girl Can event raised $100,000. They aim to double that this year with proceeds going directly to help build or refurbish 4 dormitories and 3 washroom facilities for students at Ganze Girls Secondary School in Kenya.

Anyone unable to attend the event can still support by donating funds to buy key necessities for One Girl Can students, including a mattress, bunk bed, a toilet or a shower stall. Visithttps://www.iwant2be.eventbrite.ca to purchase tickets or to make a donation.

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