We rely on our two main events to support our ongoing priorities:

OHBD Power of Literacy Gala - Saturday, November 16, 2019

This is our largest event of the year which has raised over $600,000 since 2011. This event is a celebration of Ethiopian culture, art, cuisine and dance. Often a number of our authors and illustrators of Ready Set Go Team books join the team to show off the latest titles and talk through the latest plans for the following year. We have silent, live, and dessert auctions with a plated Ethiopian dinner. We also have live entertainment and attract a diverse cross section of guests from around the area and the country. This year's gala will take place at Daybreak Star Event Center (located in Discovery Park), 5011 Bernie Whitebear Way, Seattle, WA 98199.

Our spring event is Sips & Songs for Literacy on May 31, 2019 from 7:00-10:30 pm at EFESTĒ Winery in Woodinville!

The evening will include a selection of antipasto and wood-fired pizza along with a no-host bar featuring outstanding EFESTĒ wines, dance music by Voodoo Economics, and the chance to buy raffle tickets for amazing prizes benefiting OHBD!

You'll also have a chance to meet members of the Ready Set Go Books team and see the incredible work they're doing to improve literacy in Ethiopia.

Advance sale tickets only $45 until May 17! After May 17, tickets will be $55. Click here to purchase yours now!

Sponsorship opportunities also available.

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Not sure how to help? Don’t have a lot of time? Don’t live in the area? We have many opportunities to get involved.