Hi there Colibri Clinic enthusiasts!
I just wanted to provide an update regarding the fundraiser event proposed during our first meeting. Rodrigo and I met with the owner of Rosa Mezcal (https://www.facebook.com/rosamezcalnola/) and we decided on having a happy-hour fundraiser this Thursday, October 6th from 5:30PM until 11PM. Omar (the owner of the restaurant) agreed to give us 15% of all the proceeds of food and drink for everyone who consumes at his restaurant during the indicated time, this is not limited to people that come for the cause, anyone who shows up will essentially participate in the fundraiser. Additionally, he will let us host the raffles that we had discussed at the meeting. Raffle tickets will be sold the day of the event for $2 a piece so be sure to bring cash!
Here is a link to the Facebook event that Carolyn Mayes so kindly helped us make: https://www.facebook.com/events/543401135848605/ please invite as many people as you can: med students, members of congreso, graduate students, friends, family, anyone is welcomed! Additionally I would ask that you think of donations that you could get from member of the community to be raffled off. So far we have Saints tickets, a gift card to the Midway pizzeria, and it looks like we will be getting some arts and crafts from the Mexican consulate as well. Ana Maria Ordaz volunteered to write a donation letter, if you need that letter to request donations please contact her at email@example.com and she can help you with that.
Finally, I have attached a flyer that Linett Luna (community engagement coordinator for LAGO) volunteer to make for us. Please spread the word as much as you can!
Should you have any question please feel free to contact me or Rodrigo.
Have a great rest of the week,
Ana Maria Lopez
MA Candidate, Stone Center for Latin American Studies | 2017
Grace and peace in Jesus the Risen Christ be with you your family.
I am Reverend Edward Thompson and serve as the Pastor and Priest-in-Charge at All Souls Episcopal Church and Community Center in New Orleans’ historic Lower Ninth Ward. Established by the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana in the aftermath of, and in response to, the disaster caused by Hurricane Katrina, we are a small faith community striving to respond to the enormous human needs around us.
We run an after-school homework assistance program along with music and other enrichment activities for Pre-K through Middle School age kids, Monday through Thursday. We also are a hub for food, used clothing and used furniture assistance while offering sewing lessons to young and older women, computer, internet and printing facilities, and short-term housing for mission groups from around the country and beyond (Paris, France, for example) who come to help with recovery and rebuilding efforts in the 9th Ward. These services are offered at virtually little to no cost to our community. Grants, individual donations and fundraisers are what help sustain these essential services.
Our annual fundraiser that supports these programs is SOUL-A-BRATION, an evening of good music, good New Orleans cuisine, a raffle of great prizes and a silent auction which is usually the evening’s highlight. This year’s SOUL-A-BRATION will feature a “Gumbo Cook-Off” competition in which folks will have the opportunity to taste and then vote for the best Gumbo.
Please see attached a copy of the invite. We hope that you will join us at this very special event. If you cannot, please consider making a donation to support our community development work.
In His Service,
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Reverend Edward H. Thompson
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE CHANGE: NOVEMBER 16, 2014
Soul-A-Bration II Fundraiser to benefit the All Souls Community Center’s Scholar Success After School Tutoring and music enrichment programs for children
Contact: Reverend Edward Thompson or Carolina Gallop (504) 218-8995
What: Soul-A-Bration II Fundraiser – Benefiting the Tutoring & Music Program at the Center
Where: All Souls Episcopal Church & Community Center – 5500 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117 (corner of Caffin Street)
When: Sunday, November 16, 2014
Time: 5pm to 8pm
Admission: $25.00 Suggested Donation
Master of Ceremony: Councilman James Gray
Entertainment: Troy Sawyer & The Elements
On Sunday, November 16, 2014 All Souls Episcopal Church & Community Center will host its second annual Soul-A-Bration fundraiser to benefit the after school tutoring and music enrichment programs at the Community Center. We are inviting the community to the event.
The evening will feature live music, complimentary drinks and food from some of New Orleans’ outstanding restaurants. There will be a silent auction with wonderful prizes to bid on.
The mission of All Souls Community Center is to break the cycles of poverty and violence by helping the children and youth of the Lower Ninth Ward achieve proficiency in reading and math, succeed in school, and become engaged citizens and leaders in their community. All Souls further aims to create the community conditions necessary to raise healthy, successful children through parent education, community-building, and strategic partnerships.
The Afterschool Tutoring Program is in its Sixth year of operation, providing afterschool homework assistance and enrichment four days a week to students aged 4-13. After completing their assigned homework, students participate in activities like music enrichment, cooking classes, tennis lessons, and reading clubs.
In order to keep the program growing we need everyone in the community’s support. This event is open to the public.
SAVE THE DATE
WHAT: SOUL-A-BRATION II!!!! – ALL SOULS’ SILENT AUCTION & DINNER
WHEN: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2014 – 6PM TO 9PM
WHERE: 5500 ST. CLAUDE AVENUE – NEW ORLEANS, LA 70117
WHY: TO BENEFIT THE ALL SOULS SCHOLAR SUCCESS (AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING & ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS)
MASTER OF CEREMONY: COUNCILMAN JAMES GRAY
On Saturday, November 8, 2014, All Souls Community Center will host its second fundraising event, SOUL-A-BRATION II! from 6:00-9:00 pm at
our facility at 5500 St. Claude Avenue. The evening will feature live music, food and drinks from some of New Orleans’ outstanding restaurants, and a silent auction. Suggested donation for individual admission is $25.00.
All Souls Community Center is a non-profit agency and our non-profit information will be provided to you with a receipt for your donation. For more information please call 504-218-8995.
FREE PARKING & SECURITY WILL BE PROVIDED.
“You can expect a great time with some of our homegrown live music”