Well, our first Sponsor Appreciation evening is over and what a wonderful evening it was! It was so terrific to gather so many supporters of the children in one room and have the opportunity to share amongst them the kinds of wonderful support that everyone on the team is making for the kids. It was also a great chance for me to really thank everyone in person and let them know what a great, great contribution they have made to making life better for so many children up at the dump. I can't emphasize enough how many people , companies and organizations are part of the team that have, thus far this year, DIRECTLY impacted over 2000 of the most disenfranchised children and families around!
We ate ( gorgeous food prepared by our very own kindergarten chef and assistant cooks and served by our kindergarten staff... I see a burgeoning catering business arising!), drank lovely wine donated by the wonderful Graham of Xanadu Wines, chatted, laughed, browsed the great selection of leather bags there with Morit Khas, one of our wonderful entrepreneurial philanthropy partners who donates 20% of the sales price of any items sold in conjunction with our events or our referrals, checked out the amazing and innovative new designs being produced up at the Peak Sewing Centre as part of the Greening Mongolia Bag Project, sat on our first commercially produced UPCycle Sofa ( sold already...we're now taking orders for more!). People were awed by the wonderful painting by Zaya ( ANOTHER Of our great entrepreneurial Philanthropy partners) and just generally had a wonderful time eating, drinking and being merry...and celebrating the great work that together we are able to do.
For those of you who couldn't make it - here's our looping slide show that was on display at the event, and below are some shots of the evening itself. As always, it was inspirational to spend time with these generous hearted and kind people. Looking forward to making this an annual event and next year, I hope to see YOU there!