The Africare Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner is the nation's largest annual fund raising event for Africa. The Dinner is attended by more than 2,000 international, government and corporate leaders to present the Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award to an outstanding citizen who has dedicated himself or herself to improving the quality of life for the people of Africa. Since the first Bishop Walker Dinner in 1990, honorees have included Africas first elected female Head of State, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia; former U.S. presidents George W. Bush, William J. Clinton and Jimmy Carter; former South African President, Nelson Mandela; and former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young; as well as notable activists such as Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu, Dr. Dorothy Height, and philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates. Watch Videos about some of our honored awardees now! This years Bishop Walker Dinner will highlight Africares work of Combating Malaria in Africa, and present our Humanitarian Service Award to acclaimed musician and humanitarian, John Legend.
What is Pass It On! ?? Its Africare's new campaign to connect YOU to people overcoming major issues impacting the African continent, issues like unsafe drinking water, food insecurity, and the growing number of children orphaned by AIDS. Each month, the campaign will bring you a new powerful testimony told directly from the individuals who see, work with, or benefit from Africares assistance on the ground. They all carry positive messages of growth and empowerment on the African continent! Each story is packaged in a format that is ready to pass on to a friend or someone you know through video, social networks, and even your phone! Get started now!
Africare's programs address needs in three principal areas: Health and HIV/AIDS, Food Security and Agriculture, and Water Resource Development. Africare now reaches families and communities in some 25 countries in ever region of Sub-Saharan Africa. Since it's founding in 1970, Africare has delivered more than $800 million in assistance -- over 2,500 projects-- to 36 countries Africa-wide. Start learning about our programs now!