October 28, 2010


I've been getting over a mild case of congestion and the flu, and getting my three munchkins over their little bouts too, so I've got a bit to catch up on!

A few weeks ago, Fancy Frenchwood, owner of Saké in Seattle, contacted me about photographing an event she'd be hosting on behalf of Child United.  The event - a fundraiser - was held at the newly-opened Choice Gallery in Bellevue last Thursday - a great little gallery filled with grand pianos and artwork of all sorts.  Several members of the community attended the event in support of Child United, an organization headed by Christine Umayam.  The organization that focuses on educating impoverished children in many different countries is currently leading a serious effort to aid in disaster relief for victims in the wake of super typhoon Megi that devastated the Philippines just last week.  Last year, Christine traveled with Child United to the Philippines after Typhoon Ketsana rendered so many natives homeless and helpless, bringing staple items, clothing, food and hope to survivors. 

During the fundraiser, which included saké and wine tasting, Asian hor d'oeuvres and silent auctions, guests watched a slideshow prepared by Child United showing the devasation in the Philippines, and photos of children who were left without parents and homes, living in flood-stricken areas and struggling for survival.  Both Christine and Fancy urged attendees to help support those in need, as 100% of proceeds from the Saké in Seattle event that evening went toward assisting Child United's relief effort.

Find out how you can help support a great cause by visiting Child United's website here.  Also visit Saké in Seattle's website to host your next event!

Making a Difference - Christine Umayam and Fancy Frenchwood


sepa said...

love! nice job, sis! xox

Fancy said...

Wow...Pua, you nailed the essence of the event in your blog! Thank you so much for coming and capturing the beautiful images! You are the best!