Alliance for African Assistance

2020 World Refugee Day Virtual Auction

Date: June 1-20, 2020
Event Details:

Alliance for African Assistance will be hosting a virtual World Refugee Day Celebration, in lieu of our annual breakfast event. As COVID-19 continues to alter the way we serve, going virtual will allow us to apply 100 percent of your donation directly towards our programs aiding refugees and the underserved. We invite you to take part in our 19th annual World Refugee Day virtual celebration, June 1st through Saturday, June 20th, 2020. New for this year, we will be offering various sponsorship tiers, each with their own attributes, as a way to express our gratitude. Please refer to the reverse side of this letter and the enclosed reply card to learn more. Additionally, from June 1st through World Refugee Day on June 20th, guests can view and bid on a collection of items at our website here:



Alliance for African Assistance is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to assisting refugees, immigrants, and the underprivileged to become self-sufficient and productive members of the San Diego community. Since its inception in 1989, Alliance has resettled over 14,500 refugees from 30 countries. Such assistance includes immigration services, job assistance and training, securing safe and affordable housing, health screenings through the Alliance Health Clinic, utility advocacy, school enrollment, micro-enterprise programs, English language tutoring, language translation services, and transportation assistance. Proceeds will support Alliance’s programs focused on supporting refugees in San Diego, Uganda, and Kenya. In addition, they aid our Child Scholarship Program, which addresses issues of poverty and injustice by pairing children in Uganda with academic sponsors who empower them to reach for their dreams through education.


Furthermore, the Alliance, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Gulu and San Diego Rotary Club, will soon open the 150 bed Teresa Ayiko International Hospital in Atiak, Uganda. The hospital will serve the local population, as well as over a million refugees from South Sudan in Northern Uganda. “Naming rights” to hospital rooms are available for $10,000 each, and more than ten families and organizations have already contributed.


No matter the amount, your donation will change lives and empower those we serve both locally and internationally. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Cyrus Weigand at (619) 286-9052 Ext.: 247 or at


On behalf of all of us at Alliance for African Assistance, thank you for your consideration!