At last Friday's Spring Gala, guests had many opportunities to contribute to Five Talents' mission to empower micro-entrepreneurs in the developing world. Some took part in a live auction and bid for a round of golf at Congressional Country Club, which hosted the Gala. Others purchased flower arrangements or participated in a silent auction for items ranging from a guitar autographed by musician Paul McCartney to a framed photo of NFL quarterback Tim Tebow.
But some of the hottest items were chicken and cow decorations hand-crafted by Sarah Pichardo. Purchasing a "chicken" for $100, for example, would allow a micro-entrepreneur in Kenya to set up a business producing eggs for sale in the community. By the end of the evening, the "chickens" had sold out -- and scores of jobs had been created.
If you missed the Spring Gala, don't worry: You can still "create a job" buy making a purchase through our online gift catalog.
Click here to find out more about the 2012 Spring Gala.