Fundraising Dinner April 24 for student project in Malawi
2008. 04. 16.
CALDWELL C of I seniors Jacob Fulcher and Samantha Fundingsland are hosting a fundraising dinner on Thursday, April 24 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Simplot Dining Hall South. Proceeds will benefit their trip to Malawi in July, where they will work with local doctors and villagers to combat malaria.
The dinner is open to the public and will include spaghetti with Professor Jim Angresano's homemade sauce, garlic bread, salad and dessert. C of I Trustee Ron Bitner and his wife Mary are donating wine from Bitner Vineyards.
Cost is $5 for students and $10 for all others. Tickets will be sold at the door.
There will also be a silent auction at the dinner that includes wood carvings and paintings from Malawi, Roaring Springs passes, tickets to the Boise Philharmonic and dinners from local restaurants.
Fundingsland and Fulcher were awarded a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant in March. Davis Projects for Peace invites students from schools participating in the Davis United World College (UWC) Scholars Program to submit plans for grassroots projects for peace to be implemented during the summer of 2008.
With this fundraiser and a few others they have planned, Fulcher and Fundingsland hope to double the amount of their grant and cover the cost of their travel to Malawi, so they have more to spend on malaria-fighting medications and mosquito netting for villagers.
Fundingsland, who has been to Malawi during the last two summers as part of Children of the Nations through The C of I Campus Ministries program, said the biggest health problems the country faces are AIDS and malaria.
Malaria is such an easily solvable problem, Fulcher added. Putting mosquito netting over beds is one of best preventions, because mosquitoes are most active at night.