UPDATE: Our Feed Rwanda Hope meal packing event was a great success, with 125,000 meals packed. Read more and see our photo gallery.
On December 22nd, 2015 Capt. Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari will be celebrating our 20th Anniversary of dolphin and whale watching in Dana Point by holding a special Christmas-themed ‘200,000 meal packing-in-just-two-hours’ event, fundraiser and charitable raffle in Dana Point, CA. We call it a 20th ‘Anniversary Party with a Purpose’!
This exciting event will be covered LIVE by KTLA’s Gayle Anderson as well as the Orange County Register and other local media. Lisa Bartlett, 5th District Supervisor, will also be attending with her staff. An event for young and old, families, friends and professionals, there will be plenty of high energy Christmas music, hot chocolate, Santa and a few elves, candy canes, prizes, and of course, Mrs. Capt. Dave’s triple fudge brownies!
About Kids Around the World
For the last seven years, Capt. Dave’s has sponsored the purchase and packing of almost 400,000 meals with Kids Around the World, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children and families who have been affected by war, poverty, illness, and natural disasters. Kids Around the World is part of the solution to world hunger. They have provided much needed nourishing food to children in 18 different countries, including the U.S. and developing countries across the globe. One box of 36 packages feeds 216 children and one pallet feeds over 14,000! The food is a rice and soy mix fortified with 21 vitamins and minerals, 6 dehydrated vegetables and seasoning. This soy (52% protein) and nutrient rich formula reverses the starvation process and its effects. At a cost of just 25 cents per meal, our goal for December 22nd is to raise $50,000 … enough for 200,000 meals!
How You Can Help
Join us to Pack Meals!
We would be honored if you would join us for a fun and uplifting ‘Party with a Purpose’. Our goal is to pack 200,000 meals in partnership with Kids Around the World for hungry families in Rwanda. We’ll also have incredible RAFFLE prizes and a silent auction!
Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Time: 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Where: Dana Point Community Center, 34052 Del Obispo St, Dana Point, CA 92629
This event is open to the whole family and is an easy way for even the youngest kids to take part. We can’t do this without everyone’s help… individuals, teams, co-workers, carpoolers, surf buddies, churches… everyone is invited! Hunger is an issue that can be overlooked as we go about our daily lives, but for so many, it is THE primary issue each and every day.
Your help is also needed to raise $50,000 to purchase the food necessary to pack 200,000 meals. Proceeds from the sales of Captain Dave’s book and documentary are contributing the first $15,000 but we need YOUR HELP with the rest.
Rockstar Donations: the first 200 people who gift $100 will receive one complimentary adult ticket for our 2 and 1/2-hour Signature Dolphin & Whale Safari!
Corporate and small business sponsors are welcome too! Become a major sponsor by hosting a table. A $2,500 sponsorship will fund 10,000 meals or $1,500 will fund 6,000 meals! We can pack the meals for you or you can turn this into a 2-hour Team Building Event. Your company will be featured on our printed materials, digital and social media and banners, and might even be mentioned during the live broadcast by KTLA-5. It’s a great team-building event with tremendous public awareness!
Donate to Our Fundraising Raffle
If you own a business, please help us support families in need by donating an item to our meal packing raffle! Contribute a raffle item, gift basket, gift card, or certificate. Any item big or small will help us make a difference! Donations must be received by December 15, 2015.
We gratefully acknowledge the following sponsors for their generous support.
Thank you for helping us feed and support families around the world! We encourage you to visit us at Kids Around the World for more ways to lend a helping hand and to register to join us for this event.