The first-class event and major fundraising initiative, Celebrate Compassion, was held at the Chester County Historical Society on March 14th, 2015. This gala event included a live and silent auction, delicious hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and of course, Cup of Compassion coffee. Celebrate Compassion raised $25,000 for Compassion Corps projects, making it one of our top-grossing events to date!
CEO, Jan Bean, commented, “the venue was filled to capacity, the donated food was excellent & more than sufficient, and donations of items toward our silent auction & pledges in our “Auction for Africa” far exceeded expectations. The Lord truly ‘wowed’ us, and we are so grateful to Him for all that was accomplished.”
We enjoyed spending time with you and hope you’ll join us again for our next Compassion Corps event, Orphan Day 5K, to be held at Ridley Creek State Park on the morning of October 3rd.
We’d like to leave you with an excerpt of the spoken word poem, delivered at the Celebrate Compassion Gala. These words speak to the power of God’s peace in our lives, in the lives of our partners…and we pray, also in your life as well!
Shalom means peace
This is the cry of people near and far
Peace is what people are longing for
Because with true peace
Comes true healing
Shalom means that restoration is in sight
That we no longer have to fear the night
But rather can lean on God’s might
Shalom means the orphan
Can say “I have a home”
Shalom means the widow
Is no longer alone
It means that the broken
Can sing a new song
Yes, a new song of hope
This is shalom