Un-orphan'd / by Art Zaratsyan

In Africa, millions die each year of AIDS. More than 2 million children have been left behind as orphans of AIDS in Ethiopia.

On Sunday, November 3, 2013, HOPE International Development Agency (www.hope-international.com) organized a fundraiser event entitled “{un•orphan’d}” at The Blarney Stone pub in Gastown, Vancouver, offering “[…] an opportunity to give and walk alongside an orphaned child as they redefine what their future holds” as stated the event invite.

Here are a few photographs highlighting this fun evening which featured an inspiring new film, African music and dance, and which raised over $37,000 for orphans in Ethiopia!