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Fundraiser for Haiti foundation Sunday 6/6

Haiti Worthy Cause Event
Supporting the Kako Foundation
Music/storytelling/Caribbean food
Sunday, June 6, 2010 | 3 p.m.
Chester Park United Methodist Church
819 N. 18th Ave. E
218 724-4969

Be entertained with performances by Haitian Rudy Perrault & friends, storyteller Elizabeth Nordell, hip hop group 2one8, drumming by the World Beat Drummers as well as hearing the current stories about Haiti’s survival after the earthquake and more about the Kako Foundation.

Following the program, a traditional Haitian meal of chicken with jerk sauce, sweet potatoes with papaya and mango salsa, grilled pineapples with mango salsa, and tropical fruit salad with ice cream will be served.
 
The event will also include a live dessert auction, a silent auction to bid on two cooking classes with renowned Duluth chefs, a Musical Marketplace to donate money to buy instruments, music stands, or a teacher’s salary for one month, and a homemade baked goods sale.
 
This event is free, however a free-will offering will be encouraged.  Funds collected will support the Kako Foundation  providing funding for at risk students to study music and enabling them to reach their fullest potential.
 
The Kako Foundation was founded three years ago after Rudy Perrault’s 16-year-old cousin, Kako, was brutally kidnapped and murdered in Haiti after a ransom was given.  Kako played the trumpet and loved music so much that his friends all started to play instruments too.
 
In honor of Kako’s love for music, the Kako Foundation provides funding for instruments, music and to support the teachers to provide FREE music lessons to the students in Haiti.  After the recent earthquake, when the schools were closed the Kako Foundation fed children and kept them safe. This program is growing tremendously!
 
To learn more about the Kako Foundation, please visit:   kakofoundation.org.
 
Please come and enjoy the event. Invite your friends for a fun-filled, meaningful, and supportive worthy cause event. Thank you!

4 Comments

mevdev

about 5 years ago

The kako foundation, which is one of the most worthy efforts I've seen in helping people, had one of these events previously. It was filled with marvelous music and incredible food. I highly recommend this event.

calk

about 5 years ago

Thanks Mevdev! BTW, Rudy Perrault has just returned (yesterday) from a three-week trip to Haiti, and will talk about it Sunday. Hearing Rudy's eyewitness account of conditions there will be interesting, and good enough reason to go. Though the food and music also entices.

wildgoose

about 5 years ago

Rudy and Elizabeth are a couple of shining stars for Duluth. I love how the Kako foundation recognizes the importance of music, creativity and beauty. In the midst of so many other needs, sometimes the things that make life _seem_ worth living get forgotten. I saw 2one8 at the Take Back the Night rally and they blew me away with their message and their sound and their energy. I'm surprised they haven't blown up bigger yet. They seem like really nice young people, maybe that's why, they're taking their time. We have something else going on but if we can I hope we can make it for at least part of this. It sounds fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

Claire

about 5 years ago

This is going to be a fabulous event, I am counting down the minutes!

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