Contact: Nuul Dengdit
Tel: (206) 383-7457
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JULY 2, 2015
A Fundraiser to Help Build a Secondary School in Baping, South Sudan
(This press release was updated August 8 to reflect the change of venue)
Friends--We are writing on behalf of the Baping Association for Development (BADE) and the entire community of Dachuek in the United States to invite you and your family to participate in our planned fundraiser, aimed at building a secondary school in our village back in South Sudan. The fundraiser will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at the Carol Hotel, located at 4888 S 118th Street in Omaha, NE 68137. Start time will be 3:00 pm till 4:00 am. A final community meeting will be held on Sunday August 16, 2015, at Messiah Lutheran Church.
Admission will be free and we expect our friends, partners and well-wishers of BADE Inc. to consider contributing generously to this noble cause. We would like to also assure our donors and supporters that all the proceeds from this 2015 fundraising drive will go toward the intended purpose of building a high school for Dachuek children in the areas of Baping. This goal is in keeping with the mission of BADE, which is to strive to improve the lives of people by combating diseases, illiteracy, and poverty in the Dachuek community; with the vision to build a decent, more resilient and sustainable community. As a community, we strongly believe that the key to laying a foundation stone for a free and just society rests in educating and inspiring all children to be next generation of leaders. So by investing collectively through education, we will help empower our children while also creating meaningful change in the life of the entire Dachuek community.
Highlights of Evening of the Fundraiser
On August 15, 2015, doors will open to the public at 2:00 pm andall festivities will come to an end at 1:00 AM Central Time. We are encouraging all invited guests and natives of Dachuek to attend this highly anticipated fundraising and reunion on time. Once again, we welcome everyone to join us and have fun at this fundraising drive. The event will feature a brief presentation from the community leadership about the proposed school project, followed by remarks from our keynote speaker. For entertainment that evening, Dinka traditional dance will definitely take center stage, with a mix of traditional songs from veteran singers as well as new artists. We are optimistic that this event in the American heartland will draw folks from the neighboring communities in Missouri, Iowa, South Dakota and North Dakota to come and support our mission of bringing education within reach of all South Sudanese children.
To our donors and all well-wishers, Baping Association for Development is a nonprofit entity which operates under the form 501(C) 3 of the Internal Revenue Service Code and so your donations will be tax deductible. Baping is the main boma of the Dachuek people of Twic East County, in the State of Jonglei, South Sudan.
For more information about the fundraising, donation and additional comments, please contact members of the BADE Fundraising committee:
We look forward to welcoming you in Omaha at the Dachuek fundraising on August 15, 2015.
BADE Fundraising Committee