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Africare volunteer helps set up the decorations for the Oct. 27 Africare House Block Party.

Africare staffer Jackie Cockerham.

Africare Celebrates 20 years In Washington, D.C.'s Howard/Shaw Community

Africare House block party welcomes neighbor from across the street.

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 27, 2007 — Rays of sunshine broke through a three-day rainy spell on Saturday morning, October 27, just in time to celebrate the Africare House 20th Anniversary Block Party. Africare joined with members of the Howard/Shaw community for food, music and fun to celebrate the nonprofit organizations 20th anniversary in the community.

Africare hosted the Block Party as a way to say "thank you" to friends of past and "hello" to future friendships. The family-friendly gathering provided visitors with a chance to experience the international culture of Africare House, with food and entertainment, and also provided an opportunity to learn about the important initiatives that Africare is implementing on the continent. Africare is a leading non-profit organization specializing in African aid. It is also the oldest and largest African-American led organization in that field. Since its founding in 1970, Africare has delivered more than $675 million in assistance and support — over 2,000 projects — to 36 countries Africa-wide. Africare has its international headquarters in Washington, DC, and field offices currently in some 25 African countries.

After its founding in Hawaii in 1970, Africare permanently incorporated in Washington, D.C., in May of 1971 and moved into its current residence in 1987. To learn more about the history of the Africare and the Africare House, click here.


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