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The Back Side of a Fundraiser in Lake Worth

Culture Builds Communities

The Rickie Report shares many calls for the community to get involved in creative fundraisers throughout the year.  Here is a report about the result of your goodness, caring, and involvement.  Read.  Feel proud that you took part.  And look for the next opportunity to help while having fun, enjoying the artistry of local artists!

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery with  City of Lake Worth Officials

 present the Funds Raised for the

Haitian Empty Bowl Fund-Raiser


On Wednesday, May 3, LakeWorth’sMayor Pam Triolo, Commissioner Andy Amoroso and Joyce Brown, of the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, met to deliver a check for the funds raised during the Haitian Empty Bowl Fundraiser. The check was presented to Judy Hoffman, director of the Arts Creation Foundation for Children in Jacmel, Haiti.

The Clay Glass Metal Stone gallery has held a fundraiser for the children of Jacmel, Haiti for the last three years.  The earthquake inHaiti killed over 300,000 individuals and decimated towns and homes.  The children of Jacmel have learned to exist through the creation and sale of their art.  This was a natural fit for a non-profit arts organization who believes that culture builds communities.

Artists throughout Palm Beach County donated hundreds of hand-made bowls to the project.  Best of all, twenty of LakeWorth’s finest restaurants filled the bowls over and over again as donors went on a food trek throughout the town.  Hundreds of visitors who had never been to Lake Worth before, got to experience the generosity of its restaurants, shops and people.  They criss-crossed the streets of Lake Worth sampling delicious foods while contributing to a worthy cause.  For more information about Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery:

In 2011 the funds raised paid for water filtrations systems for all of the children in the Arts Creation Foundation program.  In 2012 the funds will go toward building two houses for children and their families who are still living under tents. $1700 builds a 16×16 house, wood/plywood/metal roof, off the ground via blocks. Volunteers will come and finish the houses.  There is already a nearby latrine for each. They run an electric cord and a hose or carry water. Some people might view this as horrific and less than acceptable, but if you are living 6 people in a tent, this gives the residents a sense of permanency. They have now built three like this and it is impressive how people can allocate and use space.

The photo of the check-giving ceremony. Pictured in photograph (from left to right) are Commissioner Andy Amoroso, Mayor Pam Triolo, Joyce Brown and Judy Hoffman, director of the Arts Creation Foundation for Children in Jacmel, Haiti.

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