5th Annual Art Auction to Benefit Buy-A-Net
During the month of April, Oxford Learning Centre, Kingston students will paint a fifth time to raise money to save the lives of African children, coinciding with World Malaria Day, April 25th.
Malaria is the largest single killer of children under the age of five in Africa, taking approximately 2000 lives per day (or every 45 seconds). World Malaria Day is an international day to recognize the advances made in halting this killer disease, and to remind the world community that gains will only be sustained with continued investment in malaria control. Buy-a-Net Malaria Prevention Group, founded by Debra Lefebvre of Kingston, ON, works tirelessly to prevent and cure the disease, currently focusing their efforts in the African country of Uganda.
For less than $10, a bed net protects a family for up to three years from the ravages of malaria, and can treat a child suffering with malaria. $500 nets an entire village. To date, Oxford students have raised over $10,000 for the cause.
This year, artwork by Oxford students, preschool through high school, will be on display at all local Starbucks stores April 1st through 26th. On April 27th, the paintings will come together for silent auction bidding at Starbucks Chapters location., Kingston, ON.
Bids will be accepted April 27th-29th, with a final event April 29th 12-3pm. The final event will feature local musicians and fun for the entire family. Starbucks will provide treats by donation. In addition, there will be jewellery for sale created from hand crafted beads made by Ugandan women.
For more information, contact Danielle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buy a painting, save a life!