Sunday, January 30, 2005

Tsunami Fundraiser hosted by Room to Read Boston

EDUCATION:
Transforming Tsunami Catastrophe into Long-Term Opportunities

Why did CNN interview Room to Read on perspectives of school rebuilding in Sri Lanka?
Why did an IDP Camp medical doctor choose Room to Read for his commitment?
Why did MA teenage twins initiate a nationwide tsunami fundraiser for Room to Read?

Come to Join Us for Slideshows
To learn about how result-oriented Room to Read will help 10 million children achieve literacy by 2020,
how a seasoned medical doctor passionately rises to advocate for education, and
how 12-years-old twins create a banding movement rippling across the country.

To get inspired and take actions to help rebuild schools in the ravaged region for a lasting impact!

Wednesday, February 2
6:30-8:30PM (Slideshows Start at 7:00PM)
66 Long Wharf, 5th Floor, Boston
(Near the Aquarium at the waterfront, past Marriott Hotel and Chart House Restaurant)
Directions & Parking: http://www.newdirections.com/index.asp?id=129

Wines, Cheese & Desserts
Raffles: Romantic Dinner, Intriguing Play, Sensational Massage, Career Consultation & Gift Certificate

2004 Tax Deduction: Donations made by 1/31/05 are qualified. To expedite the process,
please make your contributions online at http://www.roomtoread.org/donate.html.

R.S.V.P.: Boston@RoomToRead.org (Please include name, e-mail, number in party)
For more info: Celine at 617-283-1562



Ron Ruffing is a medical doctor at New England Medical Center and teaches at Tufts University. Ron is highly devoted to international healthcare and has been taking personal time to work at various IDP camps in disadvantaged developing countries for over a decade. At the onset of the tsunami crisis, Ron was working in the Abu Shouk IDP Camp in North Darfur, Sudan, following closely the crisis, and invited to join an emergency health assessment project in Aceh. A dedicated Room to Read volunteer/donor, Ron initiated this tsunami fundraiser and personally donated $1,000. Ron strongly identifies with Room to Read founder’s vision of turning emergency relief into long-term development in such as school rebuilding and hence fiercely advocates for lasting solutions.

David & Danielle Sackstein are 12-year-old twins who are students at Ephraim Curtis Middle School in Sudbury, MA, and will be celebrating their B'nai Mitzvah milestone on 5/14. The media-worthy nationwide "Schools Banding Together " movement to benefit Room to Read is their chosen "Mitzvah Project." The campaign sells wrist bands inscribed with ”Relief, Rebuild, Restore – Schools Building Schools, Tsunami Relief 2005.” 50,000 bands have been ordered nationwide. Both children are A students and leaders in their Student Government (President of Student Council and Chair of a committee respectively). For more information on the banding campaign, please contact the children at blsjd@cs.com or 978-443-3007.

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