Toronto, ON – October 26 2012 – Last night the South Asian Friends of SOS Children’s Villages Canada hosted their annual Marigold Gala in support of Orphaned earthquake Victims of Muzaffarabad at the Fermenting Cellar in Toronto’s Distillery District.
The event, held annually, has become a glittering favourite, and this year was no different. The event had an aerial performance by A²D², as well as a performance by well known New York dance artist Dionisia Garcia. The fashion show this year showcased works by designer Zolaykha Sherzad who specializes in traditional Afghan pieces merged with contemporary Western fashion. Along with a sit down dinner, silent auction, and music by DJ Knoxx, it turned out to be a night to remember. All in support of orphaned or abandoned children of Muzaffarabad. Muzaffarabad was at the epicentre of an Earthquake in 2005, which left millions homeless. SOS Children’s Villages efforts came to fruition this year as the ground breaking ceremony happened in July 2012, and hope to see the completion of the SOS Village by next summer, and become a home for 150 children.
SOS Villages is the world’s largest orphan-focused charity, caring for orphaned and abandoned children in 133 countries. Providing 90,000 children the stability of a loving home, siblings, and a loving Mother, SOS Children`s Villages Canada daily benefits more than 1.2 million people, with access to education, vocational training, counselling, micro-credit, community resources and disaster relief.
Help us to build SOS Muzaffarabad: visit: www.soschildrensvillages.ca to help us give a loving home to the world`s most vulnerable children.
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