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Thank you for supporting the 6th Annual Lend to End [poverty] Fundraiser in support of The Townships Project.

It was a fantastic success, raising more than $50,000 and attracting more than 300 people!


Please click here for
May 2012 Hearsay article
on The Townships Project

Please click here for
8 May 2012 intro video
from Lend to End [poverty] event


When: Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
5:30 to 8:30 PM
Where: Arcadian Loft
401 Bay Street, 8th floor
(corner of Bay and Queen)
Toronto, ON

Tickets: Your $100 ticket includes:

  • A brand new VENUE – Arcadian Loft is opening just weeks before our event, and features floor to ceiling windows overlooking Old City Hall and breathtaking modern loft style décor.

  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks - Wines of South Africa will be hosting tasting stations throughout the party, featuring several South African wines

  • Hors D’oeuvres, featuring Oliver and Bonacini’s chef driven cuisine

  • Fashion by Dare to Wear Love – the creation of Hoax Couture designers and founders, Chris Tyrell and Jim Searle. Inspired by the resilience of African grandmothers raising children orphaned by AIDS, Jim and Chris invited twenty-five of Canada’s top fashion designers to design an outfit made with 6 yards of African fabric. Members of our committee and volunteers will be wearing these incredible couture dresses at the event.

  • An installation and silent auction by AbantuArt, a gallery of Shona sculpture, masks and artifacts of Africa which reflects the artistic talents that arise from the people of Africa and its incorporation into interior and exterior décor.  10% PLUS all proceeds above the initial bid on each item goes directly to The Townships Project.

  • Custom made “Lend to End [poverty]” cookies and cupcakes by prettysweet

  • Live music by CBC-supported Waleed Abdulhamid and his African jazz trio
  All proceeds from the event go toward the development of the microcredit infrastructure of the The Townships Project

Lend to End [poverty] is proudly powered and sponsored by IWD Canada