You’re invited to the 2016 VCDS Annual Fundraiser!

Join as for a very special evening as we celebrate the accomplishments of the previous year over great food and entertainment, and share our vision for the coming year. This year the dinner is at a NEW Venue– St Mary’s Ukrainian Cultural Centre (Banquet Hall) 3150 Ash St, Vancouver and is set for Saturday October 29th, 2016.


For ticket purchases and availability enquiries, please contact us at :

604-786-7033 (10am-5pm)

OR purchase online via Paypal

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The life and story of Baye is one of heartache and challenge, but this resilient young man has redefined it to one of purpose and giving. At a very young age Baye was orphaned and left with no support or family, surviving by his wits and ingenuity.


But what a difference HOPE makes! In 2012 Baye joined VCDS and came into a new family of care and support.  Freed from the cycle of poverty with no options, Baye received a lifeline – food, shelter and help with his education. Now in university and doing well, Baye has returned to VCDS to pour hope into the lives of his fellow orphans.


This past summer, Baye spent his school vacation investing in VCDS supported students, those whom he calls his brothers and sisters, by providing English tutorial classes 3 days a week. By pouring into these kids Baye is making a difference in their understanding and language mastery, helping them make significant strides towards better grades. Additionally, Baye worked as a paid English teacher in the community earning extra income.
In the way VCDS and his sponsors have made a difference in his life, Baye is in turn  making a difference by giving and investing in the lives of his community. This is what hope looks like – a life changed by love changing lives in turn.


Our First University Graduate!

VCDS celebrates Frehiwot Getahun, our 1st University Graduate from Haromaya University with a degree in Agriculture! 

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Snapshots from our annual Christmas celebration

Snap of the VCDS family celebrating Ethiopian Christmas with food, fun and laughter all around.

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