Wegene Virtual Gala of Gratitude

Wegene is celebrating 20 years of rebuilding families, one child at a time.

$27,099 by 284 people

Wegene Ethiopian Foundation

Event

Event Details

Wegene Virtual Gala Of Gratitude

Please join us as we celebrate Wegene's 20 years of rebuilding families, one child at a time.

Date & Time

Sat, October 17th 2020
2:00 PM EDT -
Sat, October 31st 2020
11:59 PM EDT

Add to Calendar 2020-10-17 14:00:00 2020-10-31 23:59:00 America/New_York Wegene Virtual Gala Of Gratitude Please join us as we celebrate Wegene's 20 years of rebuilding families, one child at a time.

Location

This event will be hosted digitally.

Details to view the event are private and will be provided upon ticket purchase.

Story

Twenty years ago, in a casual discussion with group of friends about our country and our people, we discovered that we were all aching to help but did not know how to do it or where to begin. We all have tried to help here and there with no big result. So on this day, we decided to form a group and try to make a difference in the lives of others. The goal was to change the life of one person at a time, which brought about our slogan, “One Child at A Time”.

The Wegene Ethiopian Foundation (WEF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and non-governmental organization that has been serving the impoverished communities of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for over the last 20 years. The founding board directors have played a significant role in mobilizing Ethiopians in the Diaspora to give back to their original homeland, using the resources in their newfound homeland, the United States. Our Wegene founders, Ethiopians who now reside in the U.S., have achieved their success through education. The importance of education inspired this group of friends to establish the Wegene Ethiopian Foundation.

The word “Wegene” in Amharic (Ethiopia’s official language) means “empowering my community or my people.” Wegene is a grassroots, community based organization designed to sponsor and support Ethiopian families in their home setting. Wegene is unique in that it supports impoverished families via the local people – possibly neighbors, friends, and others who are a part of the community.

To date, 78 families have been supported by Wegene, of which 18 have become self-sufficient within three to five years after being accepted in our program. 

Supporters

SHEWAYE GETASETEGN made a donation

4 days ago

$50

Sehine Gizaw & Noah Yared made a donation

5 days ago

$100

Keep doing what you are doing! Sorry I could not attend it this year but we are with you

Yoadan Tilahun made a donation

5 days ago

$100

Anonymous made a donation

5 days ago

$25

Anonymous made a donation

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$50

Bertu

Meskerem Worku made a donation

5 days ago

$50

Sedeke L made a donation

5 days ago

$50

Good job! Keep the good work & God bless you.

HykelM made a donation

6 days ago

$100

Thanks Tsedalyae for being the voice and my yearly reminder to be part of such a good cause.

yonas Nebiyeloul-Kifle made a donation

6 days ago

$50

Saba Araya made a donation

6 days ago

$50

Meseret Bezuneh made a donation

6 days ago

$50

For the great work of the Wegene Organization!

Anonymous made a donation

6 days ago

$100

Inspirational organization.

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