Hands United for Children gala


Hands United For Children hosted a fundraising gala Feb. 4 at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. The evening included a cocktail reception, three-course dinner, live auction, raffle and an art showcase of West African and local artists. Proceeds are designated toward the organization’s current preschool building project in Burkina Faso, West Africa; a charter high school for underprivileged teens in the southeast San Diego neighborhood of Skyline; and sustaining specific programs such as free meals, free uniforms, free after-school activities and free bus tickets to alleviate obstacles in the way of under-served teens. Visit


Photos: Jon Clark