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Care For Kenya Winter Ball In NYC Hosted By Jessica Stam To Benefit Building Blocks For Change

(Photo credit: Building Blocks For Change)

(Photo credit: Building Blocks For Change)

On February 1st, 2014, Building Blocks For Change will be hosting their 2nd Annual Ball, which will be hosted by supermodel, Jessica Stam, and Kenyan Ambassador to the United Nations, Bob Jalang’o. The black tie event will support a Women’s Health Clinic that they are setting up in Kibera, Kenya to manage HIV/AIDS testing and treatment, as well as maternal care. The organization, Care for Kenya, is the operating partner on this project and will be managing the Clinic. There will be an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, silent auction and music by DJ Trace.

Building Blocks For Change, founded by Zak Waksal and Julia Fehrenbach, is a nonprofit for international aid, striving to reduce poverty and enhance standards of living globally. Some key elements for a healthy economy include health, education, potable water and sanitation services. Without this basic infrastructure, other forms of aid are difficult and not able to sustain a significant impact. Therefore, it is their goal to tackle these issues by facilitating development and maintenance to the communities in need of it. The plan is to give them all of the necessary tools in order to do this. Building Blocks believes that these developments would then lead to less poverty and an improved standard of living. They collaborate with other nonprofit groups looking to expand operations but that are unable to do so due to a lack of proper infrastructure.

Please come out to support and bring to life this wonderful project. Be sure to buy the early bird tickets at a reduced rate before they sell out. Having been at last year’s event, I know that this is sure to be an unforgettable evening!

(Photo credit: Building Blocks for Change)
Angel Orensanz (Photo credit: Building Blocks for Change)


WHEN: Saturday, February 1st, 2014 from 9 p.m.- 1 a.m.


Angel Orensanz
172 Norfolk Street
New York, NY 10002
Ph. 212-529-7194


Early Bird (before January 25th): $200

Ticket + Health Training: $350

Purchase your ticket here. 

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