Some of the grandest gala affairs are fundraisers. Since Krista and I decided to make parties our business, we suspected that we might be approached to offer our services for charity. We both agreed that we would do some charity work for causes that are near and dear to our heart. I assumed that this would be a cat rescue (for my dear feline-loving friend Krista) or a dog rescue (for my dog loving heart). However, when we were approached to provide our rental services as an auction item for the 23rd Annual Halifax Chefs for UNICEF event, we couldn’t help but get involved.
Chefs for UNICEF Water for Life is a unique fundraising dinner where 20 chefs from across Nova Scotia prepare cuisine from ten international destinations, and local businesses contribute auction items that are bid on by the 550 guests that are attend the event.
Proceeds of the event go to support clean, safe water for children. Last year, almost $205,000 was raised to help 2,500 families in some of Peru’s most remote regions to have sustainable and long-term access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.
I love water, but I complain about it. I complain when it rains. I complain when it snows. I complain when I run out of hot water when I’m in the shower. I complain when Nova Scotia hydro raises their rates. I’ve read that a human can go more than 3 weeks without food, but most people will die in less than a week without water. In Nova Scotia, when I turn one of the seven taps in my house clean, drinkable water runs out. It is so easy to take this for granted.
Clean water- water for life- I can't think of a more worthy cause (although I'm sure there is still some puppy dog charity work in my future).