The Southern Expat Communique: New York observations of a displaced belle

Help Heifer? Help Haiti!

Happy beautiful Tuesday, beautiful people!

Many of you know about the good work of Heifer International. Well, since I’ve been in the five boroughs, I’ve gotten involved with Heifer’s chapter in Brooklyn. Growing up in Arkansas, I’ve always been acquainted with the amazing work Heifer does locally and abroad. Many of us grew up doing overnight trips to the Heifer Ranch, Global Village in Perryville, forced to make a certain decision about a rabbit, right? Each summer I have directed a summer session at Camp Mitchell, I’ve incorporated a trip to the ranch or a visit from Heifer volunteers to help impart to the young, captive audience the importance of Heifer’s efforts to fight hunger and care for the environment abroad and at home. Stewardship of the earth and its people has become a major focus of my life because of Heifer’s influence.

When an opportunity presented itself to help chair the Annual “Pass on the Gift” Gala for Heifer in Greater New York, I jumped at the chance. I was thrilled to lend my limited time, resources, and knowledge to an event that would support Heifer’s work in Haiti in the aftermath of their devastating earthquake in 2010.

All of that is to say, I hope you will join me in supporting this exciting event that features Haitian-themed food, Sazeracs, music from a Haitian Creole jazz band (Mozyaik), a spectacular silent auction, all at beautiful Brooklyn venue: Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO on Tuesday, April 5, 7-10 p.m.! Dan Zanes and Anna Lappé have joined us as Honorary Chairs!

Tickets are $75 for a single ticket and $125 for a pair of tickets in advance. Single tickets are $85 at the door. Purchase tickets here. If you are unable to make it, please consider making a donation in any amount. We are talking about a week from today, next Tuesday, 7 days and a matter of hours, SOON! So, please act now!

To view the invitation and for full information, click here. Thanks, y’all!

Pass on the Gift invitation UPDATE 3.28.2011

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