Monday, October 8, 2012

Sharing Hope 2012 MD - Thank You for your support!

Our heartful thanks to our guests last week at Sharing Hope 2012.  We had about 130 guests at Kahler Hall in Columbia, Maryland.  Our event started promptly at 5pm and we ended the silent auction shortly before 8 pm and picked the winners of our raffle.  Marcella Glasgow won the iPad, Bryan Teague won the Microsoft Surface tablet (to be delivered when it comes out in a few weeks), and Cindy Kolodziejski won the Google Nexus table.

We couldn't have done this without everyone's support including those who weren't able to join us that evening but still sent in their generous donations and bought raffle tickets.  We hope many of you will join us again next year.  Together with all the pledges we received, we raised more than $17,000.  Thank you for these blessings to support our programs in the Philippines.

Thanks to Mari Abello for the wonderful pictures from the event.

Here's a video we showed at the event showing students in their various activities at SFAS.

And here's a video taken during our presentation.

North Star (from Fort Washington) provided the catering and the desserts were made by Margie Abello and Chrissy Jardeleza.

Our menu for the evening was Lechon (Roast Suckling Pig), Pork and Chicken barbecue, Chicken Adobo, Lumpia Shanghai (pork), Vegeteble Springrolls, Bijon and Sotanghon noodles, Mongo (Beans) with Spinach (vegetarian), Beef Caldereta (with carrots, red peppers, peas and potatoes), Fried Plantains, Mango Pastel, Pili Squares, Cassava Cake, Leche Flan, Meringue, Fried Rice and White Rice.

Thank you to our sponsors, Akubo, Teresa Hoffman MD & Associates, Design Essentials, Susan Clack, LB Hand Therapy, Randy and Renee Reyes, Law office of Ria P. Rochvarg, and Law office of Katherine Taylor.

Thank you to all our silent auction donors --- Margie Abello, Mari Abello and Lisa Kornerup, Jack and Madeleine Castro, Susan Clack, Clyde’s Restaurant, Coventry School for Dogs, Midge Crystle, Custom Media Options, Melinda Derrick, Ellicott Mills Brewing Company, Karen Gerald, Ramon and Marianne deGuzman, Ging and Michael Graham, Pat Hiban, David Hobby, John Hossli, Neal and Virginia Jarvis, Leelyn’s Restaurant, Maryann Laing, MD Dermatology of Maryland, Robert McAllister, Kathy Miller, Jackie Panowicz, Percworks, Scott and Judy Pelletier, Pub Dog, Jose Raymundo, Joanie Reisfeld, Lia Ridout, Faith Riggs, Alvin and Babsie Sanico, Sarah Sauder, Steve and Becky Sauder, Molly Scheufele, Frankie Schwenk, Joanne Serelis, Aaron and Meghan Sommers, Bob and Sue Strauss, Michelle Taylor, and Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia.

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