9 May 2005
The Starfish Greathearts Foundation is challenging South Africans – along with individuals from around the world – to host a dinner in their own homes to raise funds for children orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV/Aids.
Over 13 000 people from 17 countries took part in the Starfish Dinners of Hope in 2004, raising over R800 000.
This enabled Starfish to give nearly 2 000 children nutritional, primary care giver and educational support in the communities of Alexandra (Gauteng), Kwa-Ncgolozi (KwaZulu-Natal), Grassroots (Mpumulanga) and the rural area served by Gcinosapho Outreach (Valley of a Thousand Hills, KwaZulu-Natal).
According to Starfish’s Lucille Onofri, the charity aims to raise R1-million by December.
“This is your event”, Starfish says on its website. “Host a dinner at your home, book a restaurant, have a picnic, throw a party. Invite two people or two hundred. Where and how you dine is up to you.
“Encourage your guests to make a contribution, and the money you raise will help to secure the future of orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa.”
For more information, visit Starfish Dinners of Hope.