Haiti fundraisers

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Although I'm not the most philanthropic guy in the world, I will take the time to spotlight some fundraising events - especially if they sound like fun events I'd go to anyway. The first three letters of 'fundraiser' are, well, 'fun'. See the Rubber Seoul event last fall as one noble example of fundraising and lots of fun.

This month features quite a few fundraisers for victims of the Haiti earthquake - full credit for the text below goes to the unofficial Seoul City Blog, kept by Shannon Heit. Check that out for the full list - a few highlights are below.

Friday Feb. 5th

Le Cabaret Noir Seduction and philanthropy, all in one night? This unique fundraiser will be held Friday, February 5th at Club Ta in Hongdae. According to co-organizer, Jerome Virnich, the event, which kicks off at 10pm, will feature “a dark, classic theme…complete with dancers, magicians, musicians, drag queens and killer emcees!” A 10,000 won cover will get you entrance and one free drink, but more importantly will be donated to Doctors without Borders, whose medical expertise is greatly needed in Haiti now. Virnich said that they chose the organization in order to help support an organization that is provided crtical care. “Basic health care is a human right neglected all too often in today’s world, even in 1st World countries. Doctors Without Borders is on the front lines doing something about it, and that deserves our support.” For more info about the event, visit their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=277786239921&index=1.

Also on February 5th...

Seoul2Haiti: Expat Musicians Rock for Haiti Relief (Info taken from their Facebook page) Seoul2Haiti is an event organized by expat musicians to raise funds for the Haiti earthquake. 15,000 Won gets you 5 great bands and a free drink, with 100% of your entrance fee going directly to Haiti relief. This event will be broadcast on Toronto Indie Music radio station, www.indielove.ca.

For those of you overseas, an account will be set up in Canada so you can donate. Please tune into the broadcast on indielove (broadcast time TBA).

Once all the donations are in, a cheque will be presented to the Canadian Ambassador in Seoul during a formal ceremony at the embassy.

The line-up is: LASSE LINDH, WE NEED SURGERY, ON SPARROW HILLS, SOLITAIRE LOVE AFFAIR, and ROAD POP, along with Special Guests. For more info, visit their Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/events.php?ref=sb#!/event.php?eid=269302834857&ref=ss

Friday, February 12th

Hands for Haiti Hands for Haiti is being co-organized by two expat volunteer groups, PLUR and Green Drinks Korea, with the help and cooperation of several businesses in Korea – namely Hongdae clubs Jane’s Groove, FF, and DGBD. The event will take place on Friday, February 12, 2010, kicking off at 9 pm. The cover charge of 10,000 KRW will get you admission into all three of the clubs, where an extensive line-up has been scheduled for your listening pleasure. 100% of the entrance cover will go directly to Save the Children’s Haiti Relief Fund and a portion of all drinks sold at DGBD and FF will also be donated. When asked why she chose Save the Children as the recipient organization, co-organizer Liz Oh pointed to its established history of work in Haiti. “Save the Children is an internationally-respected, non-religiously affiliated organization that has been operating in Haiti since 1978. They have existing programs and resources already on the ground so they can distribute aid quickly and efficiently.”

Line-upJane’s GrooveFFDGBD
Burnt-P (9:15)
10:00Sticky Fingers (10:00)
Easy Boy (10:15)
Princess Disease (10:45)
11:00Banco (11:00)
Bridget and the Puppycats (11:15)
Jergy Merley (11:45)
12:00Rock Cats (12:00)
We Need Surgery (12:30)
On Sparrow Hills (12:45)
DJ Eddie’s Super-Fun Rockin’ Dance Party (1:15-6am)

Oh also encourages those that can’t attend the fundraiser, to still consider donating to the cause. To donate to Save the Children, you can transfer a donation directly to the Save the Children. For more info on the event or how to donate, visit the group’s Facebook event pagehttp://www.facebook.com/events.php?ref=sb#/event.php?eid=269094113061&ref=ss

For even more fundraising events, check out Shannon's excellent blog.

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