NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Columbus Citizens Foundation, located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, is proud to organize a fundraiser for the Andrea Bocelli Foundation next Monday to benefit the water access efforts of the ABF in the country of Haiti.
The fundraiser, which will be held at the CCF's townhouse on the evening of Monday, December 11, will comprise of a cocktail reception and dinner. All proceeds from the event will go directly to the Andrea Bocelli Foundation.
Guests will enjoy a wonderful evening that will raise much needed funds for the country of Haiti. More specifically, all proceeds from the event will be used to fund two tank trunks that distribute potable water throughout Cité Soleil, Port-au-Prince's largest slum , every day, three times a day, six days a week. The clean water provided by the Andrea Bocelli Foundation, with their local partner Fondation St Luc, will allow 400,000 Haitians to survive and will help prevent the spread of cholera and other deadly diseases.
Guests at the upcoming dinner will have the opportunity to learn more about this vital work in Haiti and enjoy the company of special guest artists: Maestro Eugene Kohn (Piano); Maestro Andrea Bocelli (Tenor); Heather Headley (Singer); Larisa Martinez (Soprano); Caroline Campbell (Violin) and Matteo Bocelli (Singer).
Foundation President Angelo Vivolo said of the event, "We are thrilled to help facilitate such a worthy cause and work with the talented and generous Andrea Bocelli. We are hopeful the event helps raise awareness and much needed funding for the impoverished nation of Haiti."
Andrea Bocelli, Founder of the Andrea Bocelli Foundation, said "We are really thankful to the Columbus Citizens Foundation and to all the friends that decided to join forces in bringing water access to ABF / Fondation St Luc communities in Haiti. Water is the matter that makes up our existence, it is a common good, a primary right for all. As Mandela said "Water is democracy", it is a key element of the social, economic and political structure of the world. With you, with courage and determination towards what we still can do, we want to continue to empower people and communities."
Those interested in supporting the work of the Andrea Bocelli Foundation, and more specifically their water project in Haiti, can make a $10 donation by texting "ABF" to 20222 from an American mobile phone. Those who not own an American mobile phone but wish to donate, can do so by visiting: https://donate.andreabocellifoundation.org.
MORE ABOUT THE ANDREA BOCELLI FOUNDATION
The Andrea Bocelli Foundation (ABF) was established by Maestro Andrea Bocelli and his family with the mission to "empower people and communities". In line with this, ABF is committed to help people which face challenges as a result of illness, poverty conditions or social exclusion, promoting and supporting national and international projects as well as encouraging full self-expression and breaking barriers. The Foundation is headquartered in Florence, Italy, but works in different countries through two main programs: Break the Barriers, which promotes projects to assist people in developing countries, and in any case people in situations of poverty, illness, and complex social problems that invalidate or reduce the quality of life; and Challenges, which aims to bring together the best minds to find innovative solutions to help people cope with and overcome the limits imposed by their disability/discomfort.. For more information, please visit www.andreabocellifoundation.org.
MORE ABOUT THE COLUMBUS CITIZENS FOUNDATION
The Columbus Citizens Foundation is a non-profit organization in New York City committed to fostering an appreciation of Italian-American heritage and achievement. The Foundation provides opportunities for advancement to deserving Italian-American students through various scholarship and grant programs. The Foundation organizes New York City's annual Columbus Celebration and Columbus Day Parade.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Jefferson Wilson, Director of Marketing & Communications
Columbus Citizens Foundation
Mobile: (347) 581-6722
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