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Desde Raleigh Con Amor Benefit Event – Puerto Rican food and more!
October 8 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Let’s party for charity with two of our own, Marisol and John.
A benefit event to raise support, awareness, and funds for the people devastated by Hurricanes Maria and Irma; as well as the Mexico earthquakes.
Join us for a family friendly Sunday Funday (kids and well behaved furry companions welcome) for a good cause!
Donate to charities to benefit Puerto Rico, USVI, Dominica, Barbuda, Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Mexico.
Purchase raffle tickets for great prizes provided by our amazing local business partners. Tickets will be called every 15 minutes!
Southern Pines generously donated beer. We’ll have drink specials for the cause as well! Puerto Rico’s official rum: Don Q will be on site with prizes and so will Bacardi.
There will be a Bacardi and Don Q drink special.
Circa 1888 will donate $1 of each drink special sold to our benefit!
Live music and performers and face painting for the young (and young at heart).
Special guest MC Deejay Heavy will keep us dancing!
Lady Gatita will be performing:
Plates of traditonal Puerto Rican food will be sold:
arroz con gandules (rice and pigeon peas)
lechon (roasted pork)
pollo guisado (braised chicken)
habichuelas (red beans)
We are also collecting supplies to forward to those left with little resources in Puerto Rico:
Diapers (major need)
Baby Formula (major need)
Baby and adult pain relief medication (major need)
Stomach and Diarrhea relief medicine
First Aid Kits (major need)
Each item brought will earn a raffle ticket!
100% of proceeds will be forwarded to charity.
Chosen charities are:
Oxfam-America- assisting in emergency supplies to Haiti and the Dominican Republic. They will attempt to immediately address sanitation issues to stop the spread of disease.
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency- providing emergency assistance and funds to begin rebuilding in the USVI, Dominica, and Barbuda.
Mexico Earthquake Relief Fund by GlobalGiving- focused on distributing funds received to grassroots organizations on the ground level of earthquake rescue and recovery efforts. They believe that people within the community know best where needs are.
Wings of Rescue- an organization that rescues people and animals alike. They will bring in food and relief for people and their pets whilst simultaneously flying out abandoned animals in devastated areas to no kill shelters state side.
Puerto Rico Real-Time Recovery Fund by ConPRMetidos with Foundation for Puerto Rico- as the name implies this organization will focus on getting and distributing supplies for people in need and is committed to the long term recovery of the people of Puerto Rico and its economy.
Event website is in the works and will be posted when completed.
Most proceeds will be forwarded to Puerto Rico recovery but we stand in solidarity with so many recently effected people. That is why we are choosing to donate so broadly.