WE RAISED $30,333.44!
UPDATES- HOW MUCH HAS BEEN RAISED and WHERE?
- IT'S INTERNATIONAL!
- YOU CAN STILL DONATE NOW
- HOP FOR HAITI BACKGROUND
- ABOUT DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS
PAST STUFF ABOUT OUR FUNDRAISER
* 01-28 UPDATE: AFTER L.A. FUNDRAISER
* 01-27 UPDATE: BEFORE L.A. FUNDRAISER
* SILENT AUCTION AND RAFFLE ITEMS - SUPPORT OUR DONORS
* DO YOU LIKE TO BAKE?
* DETAILS OF THE FUNDRAISER
* PRESS RELEASE
* LETTER FROM DANCER WITH FAMILY IN HAITI
HOW MUCH HAS BEEN RAISED?
|$814.00||FatCat Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ 1/26|
|$507.00||Eastside Stomp, Seattle, Washington 1/26|
|$9,078.21||Rusty's Rhythm Club, Playa Del Rey, California 1/27|
|$1,500.00||MacCallum House Inn, Mendocino, California 1/29|
|$326.00||Swing Dance Syndicate, Forth Worth, TX 1/29|
|$2,800.00||GottaSwing, Washington DC 1/29|
|$1,207.00||Swing 46, George Gee, New York 2/2|
|$381||Strutters Ball, Orange County, California 2/3|
|$6,020.84||Got2Lindy, Poughkeepsie, New York 2/5|
|$701||Swing Gang, Tampa, Florida, 2/6|
|$4,020.00||Swingapore, Singapore 2/7|
|$66.32||Chocolate Shake, Japan 2/20|
|$1,500||Gotta Swing, Charlotte, North Carolina 2/26|
|$700.00||Dave Bennett, Jamie & Marc Puccioni, Michigan 2/27|
Yes, the word spread and we now have 15 cities participating in the Hop for Haiti campaign, including Japan, Scotland and Singapore!:
Swing Dance Syndicate, Fort Worth (1/22 & 1/29)
Eastside Stomp, Seattle, Washington (1/26)
Fatcat Ballroom, Phoenix, Arizona (1/26)
Rusty's Rhythm Club, Playa Del Rey, California (1/27)
Mendocino Swing Dance Society, & Bob Ayres Swing Band, MacCallum House Inn in Mendocino, CA (1/29)
Dulles Washington Hilton Hotel, Gottaswing, Washington DC (1/29)
Swing 46, George Gee, Manhattan, NY (2/2)
Strutters' Ball, Orange County, CA (2/3)
Got2Lindy, Poughkeepsie, NY (2/5)
Swing Gang, Tampa, Florida (2/6)
Swingapore, Singapore (2/7)
Chocolate Shake, Tokyo, Japan (2/20)
Jump Time, Fly Right Dance Company, Scotland (2/21)
Gotta Swing, Charlotte, North Carolina (2/26)
Dave Bennett,Jamie & Marc Puccioni, Michigan, (2/27)
*LET ME KNOW ABOUT YOUR DONATION: Shoot me a quick email with your name and donation amount so I can add it to our grand total, firstname.lastname@example.org
We want to collect all the checks and donations and send it in under one united swing dance banner.
I have posted a letter that you can download, fill in your details, and mail in your donation directly to Doctors Without Borders.
YOUR NAME & ADDRESS
Whenever disaster strikes, swing dancers come together to help. It's something about their big hearts, and it touches me deeply.
Since I announced the "Hop for Haiti" fundraiser on January 14th, the response has been terrific. Not only did we have an amazing event at our club, the "Hop for Haiti" has now gone international!
As far as I know, this is the first time Lindy Hoppers have worked internationally to help a crisis. I hope it sets the stage to be able to mobilize quickly in future when need calls.
Let's give a great showing from our swing community to help the people in Haiti!
Thank you for your always caring and enthusiastic support!
I chose Doctors Without Borders for many reasons. One, they were already there in Haiti! Two, they know how to operate quickly in disasters. Three, we all trust them.
Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization working in more than 60 countries to assist people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe. http://doctorswithoutborders.org/
We did it! And we had an amazing time! Yes, you read right above, we raised $5,713.74 through our Hop for Haiti last night at Rusty's Rhythm Club.
We had 140 dancers, Lil' Mo & The Dynaflos playing up a storm for us, and just about the best feeling you could ever find! Everyone was so ecstatic about doing what they love - together as a community - and helping a desperate cause through a great organization (Doctors Without Borders).
We had an amazing list of Silent Auction and Raffle items. They take their own web page. So:
We are currently seeking volunteers to help with collecting silent auction items and people to help run the fundraiser on the 27th. If you would like to help in any way, contact Jean Wren at email@example.com or 310 722 9996.
Nancy Magante is our "Bake Sale" coordinator. If you would like to donate something on the night, let her know via firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (661) 713-3035.
"Hop for Haiti" will be held at Rusty's Rhythm Club on Wednesday, January 27th 2010, from 8:00-11:30pm. All proceeds will benefit Doctors Without Borders. Come along and do what you love, DANCING!, and do a good deed in the meantime.
Rusty's Rhythm Club is located at:
Elk's Lodge 8025 W. Manchester Avenue
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
If you have any personal contacts in the media world, forward them our PRESS RELEASE.
Rusty. Thank-you for all of your organizational skills. I shared this info with my father, who is most happy = I explained how friends in my dance community are rallying together to donate $$ and support fellow Haitians. He also shared the info with my aunt, cousins and their children currently in Petionville (they ha...ve an aquafer filled with water that should last for a few more days, so miraculously they are all safe and secure in the home). I am most happy to know that much of the pent-up energy to do something after the disastrous earthquake is being channeled into these great events. Thank- you from my heart.... as a lindyhopper, as a fellow dance organizer, as a biracial woman whose father is from Haiti ... and most importantly a person who is warmed by the thought of humanity helping others... Thanks again :0)