AJE Foundation Hosts Haiti Toy Drive at the Newport Beach Hotel on Dec. 19

Dec 16, 2010, 18:51 ET from AJE Foundation

MIAMI, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --

Who:

AJE  (Adults Juvenile Empowered) Foundation



What:

Toy Drive for Haiti



When:

Sunday, December 19, 2010 @ 5:00pm – 7:30pm



Where:

Newport Beach Hotel located at 16701 Collins Avenue



Why:

To build awareness of the AJE Foundation, donate toys for children in Haiti, and to assist in fundraising efforts for Haitian Relief with live performances by Lucky Pierre and a silent auction! Appearances and support by Haitian politicians, including congress woman Fredrice Wilson and Philip Brutus.


PLEASE RSVP to katherine@blinkpr.com no later than December 18th!




The goal of the December 19th event is to fundraise for toys and donations for Haiti in support of the AJE Foundation. Guests and media attendees are encouraged to bring new unwrapped toys to be placed in the bins at event doors of the Newport Hotel through December 19, 2010.

Adults Juvenile Empowered Foundation is on a mission to rebuild the lives of people in Haiti. AJE's vision is to empower disadvantaged people by providing the support needed to achieve self-sufficiency, challenging the vicious cycle of poverty and lack of access to basic resources.

In 2004, Antoine partnered with Amila Emilien, who was running a small home for abandoned children in Fonds-des-Negres.  Antoine organized fundraisers and expanded living quarters for the children.  In 2006, Antoine established the AJE Foundation, housing children and providing daily meals.

On January 12th 2010, the Port-au-Prince home became an unsafe dwelling. The foundation unified two homes and the children slept under a makeshift tent of branches from coconut trees, until the main dwelling was repaired. To date, AJE houses about 70 children.

AJE collected and packed relief supplies into a 40-foot container shipped to Gonaives, Haiti in February and released in April.  Medical supplies were trucked to  Raboteau Hospital in Gonaives.  The remainder of supplies was entrusted to clergy in Leoganes and Fonds-des-Negres.  Boxes were delivered to orphanages in Tabarre and Port-au-Prince.

As a result, AJE partnered with The Divine Providence Home in Delmas.  In May 2010, AJE sent food, clothes and medical supplies to The Divine Providence and school supplies to an adult alphabetization program in Gonaives. Additionally, AJE has adopted families, providing their food and paying their tuition.

TO MAKE an online DONATION FOR TOYS FOR HAITI, PLEASE VISIT http://www.ajefoundation.org/Donate.html

For press inquiries, please email Katherine@blinkpr.com

For all other inquiries and to send your donations to:

AJE FOUNDATION, ORG

18810 Lenaire Drive

Miami, FL 33157

ajefoundation.60@gmail.com

www.ajefoundation.org

786-417-1490

305-984-8972

SOURCE AJE Foundation



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