Posted by Julia D'Orazio on October 21, 2016
The North Shore Arts Association in Gloucester came alive October 15 for Raising Spirits: Fiesta for Creative Action with the theme "Light Up the World" to highlight the EAGLS program empowering young women and their mentors in East Africa to speak out for gender equality.
Guests entered a raffle to win a Wine Cellar and bid in the live auction with Auctioneer Robert Fellows on items such as a culinary Tuscan journey and a week in Paris. The painting of a young EAGLS participant created during the event by North Shore artist Benjamin Stebbings went to one lucky bidder. Afro-Caribbean band KOLORS provided danceable beats and Guckenheimer Foods wowed us all with the savory flavors of Fall.
Together, we raised $30,000 to support CAI programs accelerating environmental and social change around the world - including the EAGLS program transforming young women into leaders making a difference.
With special thanks to our Sponsors: New England Biolabs, New England Biolabs Foundation, Cell Signaling Technology, Guckenheimer Foods, Auctioneer Robert Fellows, North East Ink, Melrose-Wakefield Emergency Physicians, The Hamilton Group, The Clark Janney Group, The Advocator Group, Gentle Giant and Rafius Fane Gallery.
A SECOND CHANCE TO LIGHT UP THE WORLD
Were you unable to attend Raising Spirits and missed the online auction? You can still support our work by jumping in our Second Chance Auction through 10.30!
No interest in bidding but still would like to support CAI? Make a donation!