Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Benefit Event Tonight (1/19) for Haiti

Please see below for details on an event to support Haitian relief efforts. A more comprehensive list of upcoming benefit events in New York City has been compiled on the 'Idealist in NYC' Blog. If you know of other such events that might be of interest to students, please leave the details in a comment!



When: Tonight at 7 pm
Where: Idlewild Books, 12 W.19th St, NYC
Speakers: Simon Winchester, author and geologist
Pamela Delargy, United Nations humanitarian response specialist
RSVP: david@idlewildbooks.com or 212-414-8888

Tonight at 7:00, we have two experts on hand to discuss the natural and humanitarian dimensions of the earthquake that struck Haiti one week ago today, the current humanitarian situation, and the best organizations to support to assist survivors. The discussion will include a Q&A, and we will also be selling books from and about Haiti, with all proceeds going to relief efforts.

All money collected at the door (suggested donation: $10) will go to Partners in Health, a community-based organization working on the ground to provide emergency medical services in Port-au-Prince. We will also be selling the acclaimed Tracy Kidder book Mountains Beyond Mountains, about PiH founder Paul Farmer, books by Haitian writers, and several of Simon Winchester's books -- with all the proceeds going to relief efforts in Haiti.

If you can't join us, please consider a donation to Partners in Health, which Charity Navigator has given the highest efficiency and capacity rankings of all organizations working on the ground in Haiti.

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