Wine and Jazz October 1 at Bonacquisti Winery Will Support One of Seeds’ High School Grads
Please join Seeds of South Sudan Friday, October 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Bonacquisti Winery, 4640 N. Pecos Street in Denver. You’ll enjoy great wine and food, listen to jazz and be inspired by the number of refugee orphans Seeds has been able to educate over the years. This is your last chance this year to see and hear from Seeds’ founder, Arok Garang, before he returns to Kenya.
This event benefits Seeds of South Sudan, a Colorado 501(c)3 non-profit that raises money in the US to educate South Sudanese refugee orphans in Kenya. Since 2009, Seeds has educated 120 refugee orphans to be “seeds of change” in South Sudan.
The October 1 event will raise funds for Arok Thuch to study engineering at the University of Nairobi. Arok is one of Seeds’ top-scoring high school graduates. Over the past 10 years, 46 South Sudanese orphans have graduated high school in Kenya.
In addition to seeing slides and a video of the students, there will be African jewelry and custom greeting cards for sale, plus a chance to bid on a three-day stay a beautiful new home on Mount Evans that sleeps 10.
Seeds was founded by Arok Garang, one of the “Lost Boys of Sudan” who came to the United States in 2001 to gain an education. Garang spent 10 years in the Kakuma Refugee Camp. He founded Seeds to help educate some of the thousands of refugees at the UN camp in northern Kenya to help rebuild their shattered country.
The $20 fee covers food, entertainment and the program with a cash bar for the wine Bonacquisti makes onsite. For more information on Seeds and to register, visit https://seedsofsouthsudan.org.