DO IT FOR HAITI
A Monumental Benefit and Clothing Drive
Bay Area artists, musicians and performers donate their talents to support local organizations working in Haiti.
Date: Saturday, February 20, from 2:00 p.m. to midnight
Venue: NIMBY – 8410 Amelia Street, Oakland CA 94621
BART accessible, bicycle and car parking available.
Admission: $10 (children under 12 free) Donations of summer weight clothing for children and adults will be accepted on site.
“DO IT FOR HAITI” offers a staggering roster of performers and a unique opportunity to support Haiti relief efforts, learn first hand about local organizations working in Haiti and get involved with organizations making a difference on the ground. Events will feature performances and live music including socially relevant theater, Afro-Haitian music and dance, monumental sculpture and art events for children.
Events begin at 2:00 p.m., with children’s activities and performances, indoor and outdoor art installations, music and dance.
Architecture for Humanity – San Francisco, CA / Haiti: http://www.architectureforhumanity.org
CARE – San Francisco, CA / Haiti : http://www.care.org
Catholic Relief Services – San Francisco, CA /Haiti :http://www.crs.org/
Fonhep- Haiti http://www.fonhep.ht
Kledèv – San Francisco, CA / Haiti: http://www.kledev.org/
SOIL – San Francisco, CA / Haiti: http://www.oursoil.org/
Sirona Cares – San Francisco, CA /Haiti : http://www.sironacaresblog.com
What If Foundation – San Francisco, CA / Haiti : http://www.whatiffoundation.org/
Zanmi Lakay – Pacifica, CA / Haiti : http://www.zanmilakay.org
Featured Speakers Include:
Jennifer Benorden- Board Member: SOIL, Haiti.
Joe Dacany – EMT: CA–11 Disaster Medical Assistance Team member currently working in Haiti.
Marc D’Silva – CRS : Senior Development Officer for Catholic Relief Services which has been working in Haiti since 1954.
Dana Fischer- Retired USAID education officer in Haiti
Michelle Lacourciere – Sirona Cares: Director: Heading Northern California Haiti Relief Effort with U.S. Coast Guard.
Hilda Oropeza- CARE: Director of Community Partnerships at CARE USA which has been working in Haiti since 1954.
Jen & Guy Panteleon – Zanmi Lakay: Founders who have been working with street children in Haiti since 1997. Currently in Haiti and will be returning for the event.
Margaret Trost – What If Foundation: Founder providing food and education programs to impoverished children in Haiti since 2000.
This event is organized by NIMBY.