Newport High School's Natural Disaster Relief Club from Bellevue, Washington will be hosting a “Dinner in the Dark” to raise awareness about ORBIS and its battle against all curable blindness around the world.
The dinner will be held:
- in the school commons
- on March 16
- from 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Ticket pricing is:
- $12 for students
- $16 for adults
Tickets include a meal and a beverage, and there will be activities, presentations, and performances throughout the night.
Come and join us!
Why we support ORBIS:
The Natural Disaster Relief Club was founded last year in response to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. A group of students realized that almost every year we are faced with some form of devastating natural disaster, and wanted form a club that could respond immediately to natural disasters as needed. So to tackle this problem the teens established this club to help raise awareness and money for Japan, and to be ready to fundraise for any natural disaster.
Our club started hearing about the drought in the Horn of Africa. We investigated to find out the cause and severity of the suffering there. Even though the level of severity for the drought has not yet reached drastic measures. We decided it's better to take action now to start raising awareness and money for the Horn of Africa BEFORE conditions worsen.
We came to know about ORBIS and their work. We saw that one of the destinations the Flying Eye Hospital will be serving is Ethiopia; one of the countries that are being affected by the current drought. One of our club members had previously experience a “Dinner in the Dark” event in Hong Kong and introduced us to the idea.
Our hope is that our High School community can become more aware of the wonderful work that ORBIS is doing and that we can raise funds to help cure blindness in Africa and around the world.