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Wow, what a great party! The Holiday Gala was huge this year, so many people in the village!
Adults, children, dogs, and horses alike were out for a great time. There were plenty of people in the shop for our Benefit Sale as well.
Even Santa came by to grab a drink and say hello!
We’re looking forward to seeing you next year!
Every First Friday in December, Multnomah Village pulls out all the stops for our annual Holiday Gala, and every year for the Holiday Gala, we at Topanien hold a special benefit for a different cause. This year, Topanien Global Gifts and the Rotary Club of Tigard are Partnering with Helps International to bring safe, efficient ONIL stoves to women and their families in rural Guatemala.
For more than thirty years, Helps International has been working hard to improve home and village safety with efficient, closed stoves, and galvanised steel stovepipes to carry smoke safely out of peoples’ homes. Before getting an ONIL stove women like Isabel Perez were stuck in the house 7-9 hours of the day, tending dangerous open pit fires, that put both them and their children at risk of severe burns and smoke inhalation. The new stoves that we will be helping to provide this year are 75% more efficient than the fires, and give women back two whole days out of the week to better their lives, and the lives of their families.
Event: Holiday Gala & Benefit
Benefit: to supply the new more energy efficient and safe stoves to women in Guatemala through the Rotary Club
When: First Friday, Dec 2, 5 – 9:00 pm
What: Topanien Global Gifts Benefit for new stoves for Guatemalan Woman along with treats, champagne shots and free gifts with every purchase! This year, we are donating 5% of all sales during the Gala!
Plus: Santa Claus, caroling, horse drawn carriage rides (by donation), and tree lighting at 6:42 on the dot and specials, treats, and more at every store. Everyone open late.
Saturday: Breakfast with Santa and Gingerbread House building at Riversgate church. Everyone welcome.