July 11, 2013
Please join VOSS FOUNDATION for our 4th Annual WOMEN HELPING WOMEN luncheon in New York
Honoring Maya Haile Samuelsson
Thursday, November 14th, 2013
355 W 16th Street 11:30am-1:30pm
We invite you to join us to help improve the lives of African women and their families by providing access to clean water.
Last year’s luncheon contributed to the construction of 5 wells and 99 sanitation facilities in the Ntontozi Manzini Region of Swaziland, benefitting 6,300 people. We hope 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 nonprofit 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!
For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Ross Fenton at Deborah Hughes, Inc. at (212)727-2220 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WOMEN HELPING WOMEN
Women Helping Women (WHW) is a Voss Foundation global, grassroots initiative that brings together champions of clean water to improve the lives of women and their communities worldwide. The WHW network has already funded five water systems in Kenya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia and Swaziland. When circumstances permit, WHW donors have the unique opportunity to travel to project sites and meet the women and communities they have helped. In addition to the New York luncheon, WHW events take place in Boston, San Francisco and Europe.
WHW exemplifies the strength of individuals to change the world. Every donation is like a drop of water – as each woman contributes her share to form a whole 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.
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. Founded by VOSS of Norway ASA as an independent 501(c)(3) public charity, Voss Foundation has offices in New York and Oslo. Since our inception in 2008, Voss Foundation has helped to build 63 water access points and 113 sanitation facilities in 6 countries, changing 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, Robert (Tenny) Field, Belinda B. Kielland, Charlot Malin, Alicia U. Parker, Sanjay Rawal, Nancy P. Wilson