Heroes For Haiti: Hollywood United & You

| August 3, 2009

Courtesy Friends of the Children of Lascahobas, Haiti

Courtesy Friends of the Children of Lascahobas, Haiti

Haiti remains one of the poorest countries in the world: 80% of Haitians live under the poverty line, with 70% unemployed. Hurricanes flood the streets, while deforestation devastates the soil & eliminates key sources of fuel. Last year’s food riots have ceased (after bringing down the government), but shortages & malnutrition still plague Haiti.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that there are many ways to become a hero for Haiti.

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This Saturday, August 8, Hollywood Unites For Haiti, InkTip & the HollyShorts Film Festival unite for a fundraiser reception at The Kress in Hollywood. Hosted by Hollywood Unites For Haiti founder & president Jimmy Jean-Louis (“Heroes”), the event features a gallery auction of portraits by pop artist Nicolosi, a raffle of Haitian art & special screening of the finalists for HollyShorts Film Festival’s Webisode category. All proceeds benefit Hollywood Unites For Haiti, and donations are also accepted at the door. For more information, or to RSVP, please email rsvp@hollyshorts.com.

If you can’t make Hollywood Unites For Haiti’s reception, the group also accepts donations of sports equipment, toiletries & computers for Haitian children’s programs. Several MAZON grantees also do important work in the region. The Lambi Fund of Haiti has a number of sustainable agriculture projects, including reforestation, goat & pig breeding, and training impoverished farmers on techniques and technologies appropriate to the region. Many of our synagogue partners & donors in Florida have collected funds specifically for The Lambi Fund. For over 30 years, Friends of the Children of Lascahobas, Haiti has brought medical services & screening to the border town of Lascahobas, where half the children under 5 are malnourished and only 25% of the population has access to clean drinking water. They have also set up a cooperative in Lascahobas so that Haitian mothers can work together to manage precious resources and create sustainable economics for their families.

Donations to MAZON ensure the continuation of work to end hunger in Haiti. With our combined efforts, we can all be heroes for Haiti.

3 Responses

  1. Well this is a great attempt to help the Haiti locals. Good Luck & keep up the great job.

  2. bobhogge says:

    I think as human beings we are all aware of the challenges facing the Haitian people as they move forward and try and pick up the pieces of their shattered lives.

    The process will be a long one and require great resources.

    Monkdogz is setting up an art auction. We are asking artists from around the world who wish to be involved to send us a work of art 5 x 7 inches or 12 centimeters x 18 centimeters.

    It could be a drawing, photograph, painting (no stretchers or frames), mixed media, or any form or work that can be simply slid into an envelope and sent to us.

    Note this will be conducted as a silent auction.
    Please let us know within the next week if you would like to be involved in this humanitarian venture. As an artist.

    Of course we are also looking for bright, intuitive collectors, people who are interested in owning exceptional original works or who are looking to start a collection. There are artists involved in this project who have work in reputable museum and private collections, are having documentary films charting their work, are having books designed to high light their art portfolios etc.

    100% of any and all proceeds from this sale will be sent to a reputable organization involved in helping the Haitian people’s rebuild their lives.
    http://www.haitiartfund.com/

    Bidding on these works start at $10 USD, It really is an extraordinary opportunity to collect world class art.

    Just go to http://www.haitiartfund.com/ register, browse through the work and bid on works that engage you. It is a very user friendly process.

    The auction will end the last day of March

    Information can be found on The Haitian Art Fund web site.
    http://www.haitiartfund.com/
    Please contact marina@monkdogz.com

    Thank you

    Bob
    http://www.monkdogz.com

  3. bobhogge says:

    I think as human beings we are all aware of the challenges facing the Haitian people as they move forward and try and pick up the pieces of their shattered lives.

    The process will be a long one and require great resources.

    Monkdogz is setting up an art auction. We are asking artists from around the world who wish to be involved to send us a work of art 5 x 7 inches or 12 centimeters x 18 centimeters.

    It could be a drawing, photograph, painting (no stretchers or frames), mixed media, or any form or work that can be simply slid into an envelope and sent to us.

    Note this will be conducted as a silent auction.
    Please let us know within the next week if you would like to be involved in this humanitarian venture. As an artist.

    Of course we are also looking for bright, intuitive collectors, people who are interested in owning exceptional original works or who are looking to start a collection. There are artists involved in this project who have work in reputable museum and private collections, are having documentary films charting their work, are having books designed to high light their art portfolios etc.

    100% of any and all proceeds from this sale will be sent to a reputable organization involved in helping the Haitian people’s rebuild their lives.
    http://www.haitiartfund.com/

    Bidding on these works start at $10 USD, It really is an extraordinary opportunity to collect world class art.

    Just go to http://www.haitiartfund.com/ register, browse through the work and bid on works that engage you. It is a very user friendly process.

    The auction will end the last day of March

    Information can be found on The Haitian Art Fund web site.
    http://www.haitiartfund.com/
    Please contact marina@monkdogz.com

    Thank you

    Bob
    http://www.monkdogz.com

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