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Silent Auction 2022
Thank you all so much. $15,000 was our dream number & you all surpassed that. Instead $20,000 was raised! We are ecstatic.
Some of you donated items. Some of you bid on items. Some of you donated money. And some of you worked so hard to make this happen. All of you contributed significantly to this wonderful result. This was our first ever Online Silent Auction, held October 6th to 15th. What a learning experience and what fabulous results.
The money raised is enough to pay for our schools for 4 ½ months or to bring clean water to eight (8) Health Centres, outfitting each with a well and a water tower. Money goes a long way in Cambodia and we will ensure that this money has a major impact there.
Thank you all again for your generosity. It means so much to us.
Patti Lee & Barbara Seagram
Our Laos fundraising this fall has brought in $21,000.00 CAD!!
Thanks to all those who supported by attending Barbara Seagram's
ZOOM fundraiser lesson... Be a Better Declarer.
This will purchase 168 water filters, enough for two very small villages or one large one.
These donations help these very needy folk in remote villages in the northern mountains of Laos.
NOTE: Tax deductible receipts will be issued for donations of $25.00 or more.
Visit www.banyantreeorganization.com for more details about our activity at ALL of our schools in Cambodia.
Please Donate To Help Sustain Schools In Cambodia We Have Built. Join Patti Lee and Barbara Seagram In Their Journey To Give Back & Contribute To Sustaining Our Four Schools Built In Cambodia.
Tax receipt will be issued for any donation over $25.00
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Canadian Kindness Felt in Faraway Cambodia
Most people in the bridge world know Barbara Seagram as one of the top teachers, a prolific author and an intrepid tour guide. What's not so well known is how far she will go to help her fellow mankind.
About three years ago, Seagram and fellow tour guide Patti Lee discovered a need in Cambodia and went into action.
Today, they and their supporters sustain the operations of four schools in Phnom Penh area, paying for electricity, supplies (including computers) and the salaries of teachers and librarians.
Funds to help run the schools come from the bridge players of Canada.
"We couldn't do it without them," says Lee, a retired IBM accountant executive who took up teaching and directing bridge after leaving the company.
Lee has traveled with Seagram for 20 years, organizing and escorting bridge groups in various parts of the world.
Seagram is gratified at what she and the bridge players of Canada have managed so far but she is realistic: "There's so much that needs to be done." Continued...
Please visit the Banyan Tree Organization website. Your donation will be used for the construction and operations of the schools. The schools are supported from donations through the Bridge Groups from Canada and the U.S.A.