Miami Philanthropists Crazy About Helping Others

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Sept. 23, 2010) –Looking for a memorable night on the town and an opportunity to donate to charity? You are invited to experience Miami’s newest ocean view restaurant, “Crazy About You” on Brickell Bay Drive, Oct. 2. The event, chaired by Kimberly Bacardi and hosted with restaurant owners Carlos Galan and JC Chamizo, will raise money for the Food For The Poor and Florida Marlins “Homes For Haiti” campaign.

During Bacardi’s eye-opening travel experience throughout Haiti with Food For The Poor and a group from the Florida Marlins, she realized how she and others can make a difference in Haiti – one person, one family at a time. Event proceeds will be used 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 encourage others to donate to this cause – only an hour and a half by plane from Miami we can move people out of garbage-filled swamps and slums, into new homes, a new village,” said Bacardi. “You also have an opportunity to travel with Food For The Poor on a mission trip to see how your donation positively affects change.”

The evening’s events will honor Bina Fink, and include live entertainment by Ariel Rose, and a sit-down dinner prepared by Chef ZeCarlos. RSVP to Kim’s Good Karma Group by e-mailing Suggested minimum donation is $50 to attend the 6:30 p.m. dinner at Crazy About You, 1155 Brickell Bay Drive, MARK Building, Miami, FL 33130.

Please make checks payable to Food For The Poor and include the special source code “SC# 70264.” Donations can be mailed to Food For The Poor, 6401 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33073. All gifts are tax-deductible. Online donations can also be made through the charity’s Web site.

Committee members include: Kim Bacardi, Ruby Bacardi, Steven Bauer, Dhardra Blake, April Bolet, Pilar Bosch, May Caine, Cesar Cardoza, Rose Cardoza, Leo Casino, Damourude Ceant, Nelcida Chakoff, Lori Chipnik, Geo Darder, Norma Estrada, Yovanna Farley, Jessica Felicaiano, Lisa Gaylord, Aaron Glickman, Maria Eugenia Guerra, Margie Hawayek, Ligia Houben, Mike Kalamaras, Phyllis Kane, Barbara Kliene, Vivian Lacorra, Merdocery LaFrance, Linda Levy Goldberg, Silvia Lima, Dana Mark, Richard Martinez, Frederick W. Mclendon, Moira Rauch, Marvi Rodriguez Garces, Lois H. Rubin, Nicole Sapah Gulian, Sunny Singh, Sondra Soven, Dana Shear, Praveen Yalamanchi, and Bridget Baratto Sanchez.

Event sponsors include: WBFS Channel 33 MyNetworkTV personality Mike Sherman, Neiman Marcus, Merrick Park; Saks Fifth Avenue, Dadeland Mall, and Eventos Magazine.

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.

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Jennifer Leigh Oates
Food For The Poor
954-427-2222 x 6054