Everything you need to know about this special and memorable event!
We are so excited to announce Umoja’s Gala next month! Civic Hotel in Surrey will be hosting the event for the second year. Previous years galas were successful and we are hoping to be even more triumphant this year. Check out the highlights of the previous year for a taste of what a Night in the Serengeti has in store for 2019.
A Night in the Serengeti 2018 was a success! People from across the community joined in the event and provided such wonderful support. Umoja is very honored to have been positively impacted through this event, it really helps the team to continue doing the work!
Umoja’s development director, Jamie Kopp, impressions about last year’s gala: “It was awesome to see people meeting each other and enjoying their time together while learning more about the important work of Umoja.” Gala attendees showcased great sense of community support and solidarity. Umoja expected to raise $10,000 for its programs, and fortunately, our generous donors helped us reach our target.
“There were so many special moments and one that pops out to me is after we showed the video of a mom and daughter who received services from Umoja, their story of hope, determination and resilience left the room inspired while eliciting a standing ovation for the family. It was a powerful moment of solidarity and appreciation and acknowledgement for the stories of all those who come to Canada, hoping to build a life for themselves and their families.” – Jamie Kopp.
We are hoping that more people would like to support by sponsoring the event and donating to this important cause. Attending the Umoja Gala is one way to be in community, to better understand your neighbor, to gain insight into what it means to be a newcomer and how influence for good, can do amazing things in people’s lives. Each person’s presence at the Umoja Gala is an important piece of an intricate puzzle that provides the support and resources necessary for newcomer families to not just survive, but to thrive.
Ready to support and have an amazing night? A Night in the Serengeti 2019 will be on October 26th at the Civic Hotel in Surrey. Guarantee your tickets now at https://umojagala2019.brownpapertickets.com/ or if you are interested in sponsoring the event send an email to [email protected]
See you there!