EVENT DATE: Mar 24, 2016
WHERE: Center Ballroom, University of Utah Student Union Building, 200 South Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City UT 84112
Join us for a fun and exciting evening filled with great entertainment, athletes and celebrities, a silent auction, photo booth, delicious treats and much more! All proceeds will help to educate the children of Haiti through Haitian Roots.
Haitian Roots is dedicated to changing the future or Haiti through education. Why education? If you give a man a fish he eats for a day. If you teach a man to fish he eats for a lifetime. We want change for Haiti.
Why education? Haiti is the poorest country in the West and it costs about $600/year for a child to attend school. However, the average family of 6 earns less than $500/year. When an individual is illiterate, they do not have the basic skills that a quality education offers and are often condemned to a life of poverty, ill health, and social exclusion. The good news is that education beats poverty. Children who attend school are not only healthier, better-nourished, and live more prosperous lives, but they become aware of their own potential in the world and are equipped with the life skills necessary to thrive in society. 100% of the proceeds will go towards our school and the education of the Haitian children.