June 14, 2013
Please join VOSS FOUNDATION for our 2nd Annual WOMEN HELPING WOMEN San Francisco
Thursday, October 17th, 2013
The Kellems-Dominik Ballroom
2383 Union Street 6-9pm
Suzy Kellems-Dominik and Charlot Malin invite you to join them for an exclusive evening to improve the lives of African women and their families with access to clean water, and to celebrate global female empowerment.
The generous support of our San Francisco community at the 2012 Women Helping Women San Francisco Luncheon contributed to the construction of 5 wells and 99 sanitation facilities, benefitting 6,300 people in the Ntontozi Manzini Region of Swaziland. We hope you will join us to make an even greater impact in 2013!
With remarks by Kara Gerson, Executive Director of Voss Foundation, and 2013 Women Helping Women Honoree Maya Haile Samuelsson. Maya, an international model, and her husband, James Beard award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson, co-founded Three Goats, a non profit organization committed to improving health and well–being in Ethiopia by providing sustainable access to vital and renewable resources.
Featuring selections from our celebrated African Bazaar!
WOMEN HELPING WOMEN
Women Helping Women is an international program of the Voss Foundation wherein a group of women join forces to commit to improving the lives of mothers and children across the globe. A worldwide network of women’s grassroots action, the campaign raises funds to help the Voss Foundation build water projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. Each supporter has access to a detailed description of the well she funds, in addition to updates on the progress and success of her project. Donors are provided with the opportunity to visit Women Helping Women water projects, where circumstances permit, and meet those they have helped. Women Helping Women exemplifies the strength of women to change the world. Every single donation is like a drop of water – as each woman contributes her share to form an entire water system for a village, so do individual drops of water come together to quench the thirst of thousands. Every droplet, every contribution, every woman is necessary for the whole.
Women Helping Women San Francisco Hosts The Dominiks and The Malins
Voss Foundation is dedicated to providing access to clean water to communities in Sub-Saharan Africa and raising awareness of ongoing need in the region. We employ a unique approach that ensures local ownership and long-term sustainability through partnerships with trusted organizations on the ground, use of appropriate technology, and through systems that align environmental consideration with the diverse water needs of a community. Founded by the directors of VOSS of Norway ASA as an independent 501(c)(3) public charity in 2008, with offices in New York and Oslo, the Voss Foundation has changed the lives of over 100,000 people in Kenya, Mali, Ethiopia, Swaziland, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Liberia.
VOSS FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Knut Brundtland (President), Jan Eystein Saeboe (Treasurer), Monique V. Cameron, Richard (Tenny) Field, Belinda B. Kielland, Charlot Malin, Alicia U. Parker, Sanjay Rawal, Nancy P. Wilson