Jolene Shrock

Hope Gala RSVP

Jolene Shrock 's fundraiser for Awake and Alive

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Information on the Gala

Let's just say you should clear February 23rd 'cause you don't want to miss this!!

Your invited to the 1st annual Awake and Alive Hope Gala!!

  • Join us on Saturday, February 23rd at 7PM at Bread & Chocolate, located in the Old Bag Factory's 3rd floor
  • Address: 1100 Chicago Ave. Goshen, IN 46528
  • Hosted by: Darin and Jolene Shrock and Danielle Black
  • Enjoy friends, desserts, wine, live entertainment, a silent auction, and opportunities to give Hope! Together we can provide Hope in the darkness.

Please RSVP by February 9, can't wait to see you there!

We are also seeking underwriters for the event that will have advertising space on the program for the Gala and be highlighted throughout the event. In addition, we are accepting silent auction items! If you are a business that will support a good cause and receive exposure at the Gala, send us a message at for more details!

Awake & Alive is a champion for educating children in Ethiopia, Africa. The children and families served by Awake & Alive in the Kechene slum (located in the capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa) are among the poorest and most marginalized people in Ethiopia. Some call them cursed. Awake & Alive calls them blessed.

Awake & Alive was founded in Goshen, Indiana by two adoptive mothers—Danielle Black and Jolene Shrock. To further its purpose, Awake & Alive has partnered with Bright Future, a highly reputable Ethiopian nonprofit organization. Together, Awake & Alive and Bright Future opened a school in Kechene for 30 of the poorest and most marginalized children in Ethiopia. Currently, the all-Ethiopian staff provides full educational services for 4, 5, and 6-year-old children, a large majority of which are orphans or half-orphans (one parent deceased). In addition, Bright Future provides medical and general health education for the widows of the half-orphan students.

Partnering with Bright Future to open an academy has been no small feat, but Awake & Alive has much bigger plans for the people of Kechene and beyond.

Awake & Alive is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. All donations to Awake & Alive are tax deductible.

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Organization Information

Awake and Alive
100 E. Lafayette Street
Goshen, IN 46526

(574) 238-4839



Awake & Alive provides education and economic empowerment for children and their families to transform lives and communities in Ethiopia.

EIN: 275405681

Reports: Guidestar

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