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Fundraising evening planned in Lexington for Zambian effort

Posted by Tom Coakley  March 1, 2013 11:13 AM

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Zambian girls assisted by Communities Without Borders.

The foillowing press release was submittted by Room at the Table and Communities Without Borders


Room at the Table (RATT), a Lexington-based volunteer organization that raises
funds for charities all over the world is hosting a benefit evening for Communities Without Borders (CWB), a nongovernmental organization dedicated to educating orphans and other vulnerable children in Zambia.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, March 9 from 6-8 PM at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 55 Coolidge Avenue in Lexington.

An authentic, home-cooked Zambian meal will be served while guests experience the music and culture of the country and learn more about CWB from its founder Dr. Richard Bail. The event is family friendly with a craft table for children and Zambian crafts for sale.

Donations equivalent to the cost of a restaurant meal are suggested.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Room at the Table to raise awareness and funding for CWB’s work in Zambia,” said Lexington resident and CWB’s Treasurer Tom Murphy. “Beyond raising funds, we look forward to strengthening the relationships that already exist between Boston-area communities and the communities around the Zambian capital of Lusaka.”

About Communities Without Borders
Communities Without Borders’ (CWB) mission is to educate orphans and other vulnerable children in Africa to nourish hope for a better future for them, society and the world. CWB’s approach fosters ongoing community to community relationships at a grassroots level. In 2011, CWB supported the education of 1,517 students from preschool to secondary school. The organization’s mission also includes preventative health screenings to improve the health and welfare of children in the community. For more information about Communities Without Borders go to www.communitieswithoutborders.org

About Room at the Table
Room at the Table (RATT) is a Lexington-based volunteer organization that hosts dinners to raise awareness and funds for local, national and global causes. Established in 2005, RATT is a multi-faith, multi-cultural, multi-generational community of individuals whose common purpose is to serve others who are deprived of the most basic needs such as food, shelter, medication, and education. RATT strives to educate the local community about people in need and mobilize individuals to lend a helping hand through involvement or financial support. RATT has raised more than $50,000 for U.S. and international causes. For more information, go to the Room at the Table Facebook page at
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Room-At-The-Table/358057387566885.

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