African Thanksgiving event set for next week

Humanitarian Vivian Glyck, who has established medical clinics and schools in Uganda, is hosting an African Thanksgiving event to benefit her Just Like My Child Foundation at a private Rancho Santa Fe home next week.

The benefit will be held Nov. 19 at the world-renowned home of John and Maria Assaraf in Rancho Santa Fe. The event will feature remarks by author, speaker and global visionary Deepak Chopra, as well as African music, dance and fine dining for 250 guests.

The African Thanksgiving celebrates the Just Like My Child Foundation’s third year of saving lives and empowering women and children in central Uganda. Just Like My Child raises money through grants and donations for education, health care and microfinance projects that involve communities in creating permanent social change.

Glyck said she hopes the group’s work and the Thanksgiving event will help people know the joy of helping to save and enrich lives.

For tickets to the event or to learn more about the foundation, visit JustLikeMy

Related posts:

  1. Secure Child ID event slated
  2. Fundraiser benefits Rady Children’s Cancer Center
  3. It’s a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
  4. RSF event seeks artists
  5. Rancho Santa Fe Art Walk set for next week

Short URL:

Posted by on Nov 12, 2009. Filed under Archives. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply



Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6





  • Rancho Santa Fe resident among seven new trustees joining UC San Diego Foundation Board
    Proactive stewards, higher education advocates and expert financial strategists, UC San Diego Foundation trustees play an important role in cultivating community partnerships and garnering resources to support UC San Diego research, teaching and public service initiatives. Trustees govern the Foundation, including managing net assets totaling $717 million, i […]
  • Rancho Fire District to recognize Fire Prevention Week with two events
    National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 5-11, and the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District (RSFFPD) will host two community events to recognize the annual awareness campaign. The first will be an Open House from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 4 at RSF Fire Station 2, 16930 Four Gee Road in 4S Ranch. Guests will be able to tour the fire station and traini […]
  • New Rancho Santa Fe Library Branch Manager welcomes community input
    Rancho Santa Fe Library’s new Branch Manager Haley Kwon has been charmed by the village’s “sweet, down-home” character, the simple pleasure of visiting the local library and people’s enjoyment of a slower speed of time. “It’s a small town and the library is a place for people to connect,” Kwon said. “People have a different sense of time here, they come in t […]