Citizen Effect’s CitizenGulf project will become a National Day of Action on August 25th, in alignment with the week of the fifth anniversary of Katrina. The benefit — to be promoted by Gulf Coast Benefit — seeks to help fishing families find a new, more sustainable future by providing education resources for their children.
The Boston Event
We’ll be kicking things off at 6pm at the Precinct Bar in Union Square, Somerville with a reception. At 7pm, we’ll enjoy presentations from one or two of our special guests, speaking about the situation and efforts in the Gulf. Raffle and LIVE music will follow — stay tuned for more info on the band, guest speakers and raffle items. Sign up today at http://citizengulfboston.eventbrite.com/
Your $10 cover charge will get you in the door, a drink ticket for your favorite New Orleans – inspired cocktail, free food, and the opportunity to listen (to great bands), learn (from smart people) and win! Prizes will include a vacation package in Cape Cod, gift certificates and much, much more!
Go here for parking and directions: http://www.precinctbar.com/info/parking.php
Become a Sponsor
Because all of the cover charge goes directly to the charity, we need your help to offset the costs of running the local event. If you would like to share a prize or otherwise help offset our costs, please drop Todd Van Hoosear an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and consider signing up for one of the sponsorship options above.
CitizenGulf Education Program for Gulf Oil Spill Families
All ticket sales and donations from CitizenGulf Day of Action events will give families living in affected areas the extra support they need to get their children off to a great start this school year and to help ease stress on families with after school support services and activities.
The most vulnerable victims of the disaster are children. As part of our response to helping fishing families, Citizen Effect and Catholic Charities of New Orleans have created an education fund that will provide assistance to families in the form of school supplies and uniforms, as well as after school programming that includes tutoring and homework assistance, enrichment classes, recreational activities, and healthy snacks.
The Nationwide Effort
Again, please sign up now at http://citizengulfboston.eventbrite.com/ See you there!