The Okaja Foundation's
3rd Annual (Virtual) Gala!
Benefitting the Children of Divine Providence Home and Colmcille Memorial Academy
Looking for a family-friendly event that supports a worthy cause this Christmas season?
We are excited to announce the Okaja Foundation's 3rd Annual (Virtual) Gala, presented via Zoom on Saturday, December 4th from 10:00am - 11:00am PST! We will once again make a virtual visit to rural Nigeria, taking you directly into the entities we serve, Divine Providence Home and Catholic Maternity Hospital.
Proceeds from our gala will be used to construct a playground/athletic field for the children of Divine Providence Home, a Catholic orphanage which has been a refuge for homeless children in their community for over 10 years.
This year, we are thrilled to have acclaimed author, Sonja Corbitt, as our keynote speaker! During this one-hour event, we will introduce you to the founders/managers of the entities we serve, will take you into the day in the life of one of Divine Providence Home's children, and provide you with a testimonial from a young adult who was raised at DPH, completed her post-secondary education and has a budding career as a clothing designer.
During this celebration of faith and culture, we will entertain you with musical/dance performances from the children of Divine Providence Home and will capture footage of beautiful, rural Ogoja.
In addition to the gala, tickets to our highly-anticipated raffle will be available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting the children that we serve. Our carefully-selected, one-of-a-kind raffle items were all handmade in Nigeria and flown in specifically for this event.\
Raffle Items Include:
- 2 Men’s Animal-Skinned Wallets (Snake and Crocodile).
- Handwoven Round Rattan Bag
- Belted Ankara Dress (One-Size/Adjustable)
- Animal Safari Hand-carved Wooden Figurine Set (5 animals)
- Hand-Carved Smoking Pipe, Ashtray and Box Set
- Wooden Drum
- Multi-Colored Wooden Appetizer Bowl Set and Stand
- Wooden Goblet Set and Holder
- Blue Jewelry Set (Earrings, Necklace and Bracelet) with Hand-Carved Box
This event is friendly for the whole family, so, please join us for an hour of entertainment as we highlight the good work being done at Divine Providence Home and Catholic Maternity Hospital, while raising the funds needed to keep the children thriving.