Philanthropist Bacardi Tips Hat to Food For The Poor birthday party luncheon fundraiser at Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita 8/25/10

Philanthropist Bacardi Tips Hat to Food For The Poor
Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita
100 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33130.
Aug. 25, 12:30 p.m.

RSVP to the birthday luncheon hosted by Good Karma Group and StylishMiami.com by calling 786-623-7876 or e-mailing GoodKarmaMiami@aol.com. Suggested minimum donation is $50 to attend the 12:30 p.m. luncheon at Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita, 100 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33130.

Kimberly Bacardi and Natalie Grass invite you to wear your most stylish hat to their birthday party luncheon at “Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita” on Aug. 25. This year, the vibrant pair is passing on receiving personal gifts – asking friends and family instead to send good karma and monetary donations in their honor to the South Florida-based nonprofit Food For The Poor.

Bacardi traveled to Haiti in July with a group from the Florida Marlins, including Marlins catcher John Baker, to witness the destitute living conditions of families. Through the eye-opening experience, Bacardi realized her desire to help those who live just an hour and a half by plane from Miami.

Birthday monies will go toward the Florida Marlins “Homes For Haiti” campaign to construct the Good Karma Community Center in Cap-Haitien, Haiti. The center will provide a place for a health clinic and vocational training classes. Extra funds will be used to fulfill other needs within the community – housing, solar power and animal husbandry projects, for example.

“I am so excited by this opportunity,” said Bacardi. “The more money we raise, the more lives we can positively affect and change.”

During Bacardi’s journey to Haiti, she visited Food For The Poor-sponsored orphanages, handicapped homes, feeding centers and villages. Bacardi’s goal is to inspire others to realize they can make a difference in Haiti – one person, one family at a time.

“By traveling to Haiti, Kim’s presence gave those she met and hugged renewed hope,” said Angel Aloma, Food For The Poor’s Executive Director. “By using their birthdays to do good for others, Kim and Natalie understand the importance of cheerful giving, and that it is more fulfilling to give than it is to receive.”

To support Bacardi and Grass’s effort, please make checks payable to Food For The Poor and include the special source code “SC# 70264.” Donations can be mailed to 7824 SW 193 Street, Miami, FL 33157. All gifts are tax-deductible. Online donations can also be made through the charity’s secure Web site at www.foodforthepoor.org/goodkarmagroup.

Food For The Poor, the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian agency provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 96 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor. For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.

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