Dance For Haiti 3/13/11

Dance For Haiti
March 13th, 2011, 5pm
Electric Pickle
2826 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33127

On Sunday, March 13th, 2011 under the WMC umbrella, Miami Assists in part with the Haitian Heritage Museum, CLOAK INC and DJ’s For Haiti will band together to bring, “Dance for Haiti,” an event where all proceeds will benefit two nonprofit organizations doing work on the ground in Haiti.

ELECTRIC PICKLE, conveniently located at 2826 North Miami Avenue in Miami’s thriving Design District has agreed to donate the space for this event. Event hours will take place from 5pm to 9pm, there will be a charge at the door of $20 which will go 100 % to the chosen organizations:

MIAMI ASSISTS is a unique nonprofit organization that enables people to learn about and support specific causes via our interactive web portal and informational events. From food, water and shelter to educational and artistic enrichment, we aim to collectively meet the immediate, basic needs of children as well as contribute to the sustainable development of the communities so that they can live up to their full potential. Miami Assists is creating a movement that empowers the global community to take action to improve the lives of children living in inhumane conditions throughout the Caribbean and South America. We believe that in a world that can so easily connect, no child should suffer.

We are proud to have the support of Miami’s own HAITIAN HERITAGE MUSEUM. HHM has been actively working at preserving and highlighting Haiti’s heritage and rich culture nationally and internationally. The City of Miami is awarding Ms. Pierre the Executive Director/Founder of the Haitian Heritage Museum as Woman of the Year in the Arts and Entertainment, for all of the amazing work she has contributed to the community.

Miami Assists is equally excited to collaborate with CLOAK inc. a conscientious apparel company that has supported Haiti since 2008. CLOAK promotes hope & inspiration through fashion. Their creative solutions and impactful interactive technology has addressed the social crisis around the world and has broken ground in the world of fashion and activism. CLOAK will be selling merchandise at the event will be donating a percentage of the profits to the organizations.

Proceeds of the event will go to the following nonprofit organizations: AYIKODANS and LIFE FOR THE WORLD.

AYIKODANS assists underprivileged children obtain an education through the arts. Owner and choreographer, Jeanguy Saintus, built the company 20 years ago. And since, Ayikodans has become a safe haven for the children of Haiti, as well as a means up and out of their dire situations. Unfortunately, the dance studio, which was a beacon of safety for so many youth in Haiti, crumbled in the earthquake.

LIFE FOR THE WORLD ( operates and supports Maranatha Orphanage and School in Source Matelas. The proceeds from this event will assist in rebuilding the orphanage as the children have been sleeping outside, on the streets or under tents since the earthquake. . Life for the World has participated in taking canvasses and paint supplies to Maranatha to give the children at the orphanage art therapy and in turn the paintings have been taken back to NY to be featured at a gallery to raise funds for the orphanage. The project continues to support the children to rebuild their school and paint a brighter future.

Music will be provided by DJ Sabine of DJ’s for Haiti and Brooklyn Mecca NYC. Sabine is active in creating events throughout NYC that bring awareness to her Haitian heritage and culture.

We look forward to a successful event and extend our deepest thanks to everyone that is coming together for this cause and believing that only in action we can bring about change.

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