Richmond organization hosts cultural gala to benefit children in need

Christmas in Africa Fundraiser
Updated: Nov. 30, 2016 at 1:17 PM EST
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The holiday season is also known as the giving season, but one organization wants you to learn something this season as well.

This Saturday, the Cameroonian Association of Richmond will host its annual Black-tie Gala and Fundraiser.

The event not only raises money to help area children in need. It also allows the community to learn more about the African country of Cameroon through a fashion show, food, and traditional and modern African music and dance.

"We're actually taking you to Africa, so the name of the event is "Christmas in Africa." So those of us who are not able to afford a ticket for maybe $1,500 to $2,000, this is an opportunity to go to Cameroon while in America," said Martha Eseh, vice social secretary of CAMASSOR. "And we have now partnered with the Catholic Charities in they've provided us with the list of about ten kids that we will be gifting this Christmas."

The gala will be held Saturday at the Rockville Community Center on Pouncey Tract Road. It begins at 8 p.m.

This is the 12th year of the event.

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