Los Angeles, CA, August 25, 2014 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Gil Garcetti, and founder Barbara Goldberg, announced today that Wells Bring Hope's annual fundraiser will be held on September 21, 2014, 3-6 p.m., at the home of philanthropist Stanley Black.
It will include live and silent auctions, live music, delicious food, wine and an exotic iced tea bar. The cost is $150.00 per person, fully tax deductible. 100% of all donations will be used to drill safe water wells in Niger. Founded in 2008, ď Wells Bring HopeĒ has raised close to $2 million and drilled 281 wells.
In Niger, the poorest country in the worldÖ
44% earn less than $1.25 a day
61% have no access to clean water
96% have no access to sanitation
85% of women cannot read or write
ďIt is the women and girls who suffer the most because they are responsible for getting the water, water that often causes death and disease. When a well is drilled, girls go to school and we give women microfinance tools to start small businesses. It puts an end to the downward spiral of poverty,Ē said Gil Garcetti.
ďOne out of 7 children dies before their fifth birthday. When a well is drilled, child mortality is reduced by 70 per cent and lives are transformed for generations to come,Ē said Founder Barbara Goldberg.
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Media contact: Jane Sparango