Fundraiser will benefit orphanage in India

Summerland fundraising event Divya's Orphanage India support Catholic Church Octoberfest

An Octoberfest event later this month will raise money for an orphanage in India.

Ruth Van der Meer said the fundraising evening on Oct. 30 will support Divya’s Orphanage in India.

The orphanage was started when Van der Meer was in India in November 2003 and was registered as a charity early in 2004.

It houses around 30 children.

“We’re in need of more spaces now,” she said.

Support for the orphanage comes from across Western Canada. Money is designated to the orphanage as a whole rather than to support individual children, Van der Meer said.

The fundraiser will be held at Holy Child Parish Hall on Rosedale Avenue on Oct. 30 at 5:30 p.m. It includes bratwurst, sauerkraut, potatoes, buns and butter, coffee, tea, dessert and beer or wine. Tickets are available at Willowbrook Lane.


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