PAXO is selling seats to Night of 1000 Dinners, a fundraising event which will collect money two non-government organizations. Tickets are $8, and will be on sale every day this week during mealtimes in Ellis lobby. As it stands, the dinners we have that still have space are with Dr. Ann Gilman (Wed, Nov 13), Dr. Lynn Cockett (Wednesday, Nov 13), and Dr. Amy Frazier-Yoder (this Thursday! She's making tapas, it's going to be great.). All thatt could change very quickly though. If you want a spot, come quick!
If you're curious about where your money will be going, half of the money will go to Nourish International, a sustainable development NGO. Nourish collects funds in the US and then distributes them to groups of local people in developing nations to aid them in delivering basic services to people in need. The other half will go to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The UNHCR is in critical need of resources given the current refugee crisis surrounding the conflict in Syria. There are currently more than 2,000,000 Syrians, more than half of which are children, who have fled their homes to the surrounding countries.
You can eat great food with great people and help others in need!