Wine for Haiti SF Charity Fundraiser
Haiti is in need, come on San Francisco let’s help out! This coming Monday we are hosting a public charity wine tasting to raise money for four foundations to directly help the Haiti earthquake relief effort: Sirona Cares Foundation, Doctors Without Borders, Partners In Health and the American Red Cross. It’s fitting that this coming Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Dr. King whose name is synonymous with peace and goodwill towards his fellow man I believe would be very
proud of the world’s effort to help our Haitian brother’s and sister’s. The Presidio Café has graciously offered the venue for the event which will be from 5-8pm Monday, January 18th
. Local wine importers International Vineyards, Blue Danube Wine Company, Siena Imports along with us at Vinos Unico will donate over twenty five wines to be poured that evening. Sommeliers from the SF wine community are coming in to pour for the public and offer their knowledge and expertise.
This event is open to the general public. Please come out with your checkbooks and support the Haiti relief effort. We’re asking for suggested donations of $50 and preferred donations of $100… and more if you are able. 100% of monies raised will go directly to these wonderful organizations!
More about the foundations:
Sirona Cares Foundation - Michelle Lacourciere of Pacifica directs this San Francisco nonprofit that helps support orphanages and schools in Haiti. She started her venture in 2008, after Haiti suffered through four hurricanes. Right now all proceeds raised go directly to the earthquake relief effort. Find out more about Sirona Cares support efforts at sironacaresblog.com.
Doctors Without Borders - has already treated more than 1,000 people on the ground in Haiti following Tuesday's earthquake, but the needs are huge. An inflatable hospital with operating theatres is expected to arrive in the next 24 hours.
Partners in Health - Partners in Health and its partner organization Zanmi Lasante have worked in Haiti for nearly twenty-five years, and today is one of the largest non-governmental health care providers in the country. PIH has a number of hospitals in Haiti and desperately needs donations to fund relief efforts.
America Red Cross - With estimates that as many as three million people may be affected by the catastrophic earthquake which hit Haiti Tuesday, the American Red Cross is releasing an additional $9 million for earthquake relief, bringing its total commitment so far to $10 million to support relief efforts in Haiti.
Who: General Public
What: Wine for Haiti SF Charity Drive
Where: The Presidio Café - 300 Finley Road, Francisco, CA 94129
Why: To raise money for the Haiti Earthquake Relief Effort
When: Monday, January 18th, 5-8pm
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