Second Annual Coral Gables Joint Haiti Fundraiser (11/13/2009)
Project Medishare, Lambi Fund, HELP Haiti, and FAVACA are all organizations making a difference in Haiti. For the second year, a fundraiser at the Coral Gables Congregational Church in Miami will benefit each of them. The event, which will take place on November 17th, features Haitian American writer, Edwidge Danticat, winner of the 2009 MacArthur Genius Award. It promises to be an excellent event, stop by if you can. More information below.
Included in the evening will be a silent auction, wine reception, entertainment, and Haitian crafts display. If you intend to participate, please RSVP by November 10 at (305) 448-7421. Even if you cannot come, you can still make a donation to any of the organizations above through their respective websites. The address of the church is below:
3010 DeSoto Blvd., Coral Gables Florida
(across from the Biltmore Hotel)
Project Medishare is an organization devoted to promoting public health on Haiti's Central Plateau. Project Medishare has organized teams of community health workers, rennovated clinics, and made possible community based treatment for HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis. Project Medishare is in the process of completing a factory that will produce therapeutic foods for malnourished children with locally purchased crops.
Lambi Fund's mission is to assist the popular, democratic movement in Haiti. Its goal is to help strengthen civil society as a necessary foundation of democracy and development. The fund channels financial and other resources to community-based organizations that promote the social and economic empowerment of the Haitian people.
Help Haiti provides merit based scholarships for high performing students, regardless of their ability to pay. Alumni of the program, who would not otherwise have had access to higher education, have gone on to become lawyers, doctors, teachers, and engineers.
The Florida Association for Volunteer Action in the Caribbean and the Americas, Inc. (FAVACA), is a private not for profit organization formed in 1982 by Florida Governor (now former U.S. Senator) Bob Graham. FAVACA's Florida International Volunteer Corps is the only program of its kind in the country and enjoys statutory authority under Section 288.0251 Florida Statutes. A state appropriation, voted annually since 1986, provides a funding base for an estimated 200 volunteer missions to Latin America and the Caribbean annually.