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Casa de Betânia
charity campaign that the Fan Club did was to benefit Casa de Betânia.
Initiated in July 2001 and terminanted in m id December 2001, in January 2002, the local newspaper
da Região de Oeiras
published an article about this campaign. EPE also sent us their comment
on this campaign: "Congratulations
for your Club for the success with your first charity campaign. It sounds
like it was a wonderful success and that you helped out such a wonderful
cause. Please extend our thanks and appreciation to all the members of
your Club. We here at Graceland are touched by the many different
charities that are helped from around the world by the hard work of Elvis
Presley Fan Clubs. Thank you so much."
"A Casa de
Address: Rua Hintz Ribeiro, 15, 2798-825 Queijas - Portugal
Telephone/Fax: +(351) 21 418 64 50
CASA DE BETÂNIA (House of Betânia)
non-profitable Private Social Solidarity Association was officially
created on 15 July 1992 and its main gola is to integrate mentally
handicapped young people and adults in families and society, whose
relatives, either because they can't or because they don't exist anymore,
cannot take care of them. Casa de Betânia aspires to be a Vila (village).
How? By acquiring houses where better sheltering conditions are created
for these handicapped young people and adults.
SUPPORTED THIS ORGANIZATION
Fan Club feels proud by having helped, so we can go on with
Elvis' charity work in life and that we want to perpetuate.
The Board of Directors of Elvis 100% with Sister Maria
João, some residents and our donations.
APPRECIATED EVERYBODY'S SUPPORT
This campaign was
over in December 2001. Everything we managed to
collect was handed over to Casa de Betânia as a Christmas gift on the
WHAT HAVE WE
We gave an ink jet printer
and an art CD, generously donated by one of our sponsors, Lexmark, with a
commercial value of 159,15€ /
31.900$00. Elvis 100% members have also contributed with 132,18€ /
26.500$00. This made a total of 291,30€ / 58.400$00.
On Elvis' behalf, THANK YOU VERY MUCH! Sister Maria João deeply thanked everyone at Elvis 100% for
"No-one is so
poor that does not have anything to give... Neither no-one is so rich that
does not have anything to receive."
"Handicapped people, if they are accepted as they are, can be a
spring of life, changing our hearts and awakening them to help."
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