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An Evening of Giving

Making a Difference – Gala & Auction

Schools for Haiti invites you to a night of fun and giving Saturday, September 15, 2018 for its 9th annual auction and gala. Guests will take part in a heartwarming evening filled with Southern Charm amongst others who share the same desire to help the children in Haiti, participate in a silent and live auction and enjoy delightful food and spirits.


Schools for Haiti

Schools for Haiti, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded by Bonnie and Gil Bailie from Tampa, Florida in 2006, opening the first school with 12 students. In the Fall of 2018, Schools for Haiti will support more than 2,000 students in 10 schools with a free, quality education and a nutritious meal every school day. In addition, we help support two orphanages.

We are happy to announce that construction has begun on our NEW self-sustaining $1.4 million Education Vision Center which will include an elementary school (K-6), a high school (7-13), a children’s infirmary, a children’s home, a kitchen, a community center with a culinary teaching kitchen, and a 14 room Mission House which will accommodate mission team groups.

It is our hope that more people will become involved and support our schools and help fund the new center. We firmly believe that we are making a difference in the lives of children, and they will make a difference in the future of Haiti.

Event Details

Saturday, September 15, 2018
The Gathering at Armature Works
1910 N. Ola Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602

Attire: Southern Chic

Event Schedule

6:00 PM – Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
7:30 PM – Dinner & Live Auction

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

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Sponsorship & Underwriting Opportunities

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Sponsors will be contacted to discuss the package once the form is submitted.

Ticket Information

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Make A Donation

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Online Registration

Please respond by Friday, August 24, 2018
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Registration By Mail

Please make checks payable to “Schools for Haiti”.

Mail checks to:
Schools for Haiti
c/o Gil Bailie
P.O. Box 273848
Tampa, FL 33688

Additional Information

For additional information about Making a Difference, please contact:
Patricia Thompson – Event and Auction Coordinator

Heather Schock – Sponsorships Coordinator

Bonnie and Gil Bailie – Founders of Schools for Haiti

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