December 17, 2010 (La Mesa) – “Food, wine, art and a chance to talk with local people who are going about making the world a better place, one village at a time…what could be more in the holiday spirit?” asks an invitation from Shannon O’Dunn, owner of O’Dunn Art in La Mesa. Tonight from 5-7 p.m., she will host a wine-tasting event to benefit H.U.G.S. (Helping Ugandans Grow Stronger). The organization is raising funds to build a bakery in western Uganda that will provide jobs for women and girls in this impoverished area.
A $30 donation ($55 per couple) includes wine tasting and hors d’hoeuvres, signature wine glass, and 10% discount on all artwork and vintage pottery in the store on top of current discounts already on the gallery’s “Little Jewels” show of paintings priced for giving.
Land for the bakery project has been donated and HUGS is nearly halfway to meeting its goal of $10,000 for groundbreaking in March.