Fundraiser a success
Liberty Hall at The Factory in Franklin was the scene of the first fundraising dinner for Today’s Choices, Inc. to benefit Sweetwater House in Ghana, West Africa.
For one night in February, the hall displayed the exotic feel of an African market and raised more than $100,000, after expenses, to support the 23 girls who live at the House in Accra, Ghana. The money donated by the 400 guests will be used for operating expenses over the next year, to include: salaries for the staff, fuel, water & well maintenance, utilities, medical expenses, and fabric and sewing supplies for training the girls as seamstresses. Enough was raised to also furnish a library for the girls to include two computers, books, educational materials and furniture.
Today’s Choices, Inc. has been ministering in Ghana West Africa since 1993. They bought a home in December of 2005, completely paid for it, furnished it and hired staff. There are 23 girls who are currently living at Sweetwater House. Many have been abused physically, emotionally, or sexually, and some were barely surviving on the street, sleeping in cardboard boxes. Over the next two years, these Sweetwater girls will be taught Bible, sewing, art, health, computer, reading and writing skills.
Today’s Choices, Inc. Board of Directors
In May of this year, a team from Franklin and Nashville will go to Ghana to dedicate the house, conduct a Vacation Bible School for the girls to include art class, dance, praise and worship, Bible Study, testimony and small group. A men’s Bible Study and community outreach are also planned.
Sweetwater House, through Today’s Choices, Inc., operates solely through contributions, which are tax-deductible and go straight to the house and girls. For more information, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.