Arts and Culture Bring Relief after Devastation of Hurricane Matthew

Miami, Florida (Nov. 12, 2016) – Soho Beach House and L’ETAGE magazine proudly announced the launch of “We Are Haiti,” a philanthropic celebration of Haitian arts & culture created by Haitians for Haiti arts and culture to bring relief after the devastation of Hurricane Matthew. L’ETAGE partnered with the Cool Creative Inc, Pauldine France, Haitian Cultural Art Alliance, and Hennessy. Over 150 people attended the inaugural fundraiser to support the hurricane relief effort for Haiti and the destruction left by Hurricane Matthew.

The event was a huge success and raised over $10,000 for Haiti. All proceeds from the event were donated to the Fonkoze, Haiti’s largest Microfinance Institution, The Jack Brewer Foundation, an international philanthropic initiative focused on “empowering from within.” Prodev projects, which address educational challenges with Children of Haiti, and Sow A Seed, which reduces hardship and promotes sustainable change in the lives of impoverished children in Haiti and the Caribbean. 

Guests enjoyed Haitian inspired hor d’oeuvres provided by the Soho House chef, while sipping on Hennessy inspired cocktails and Lolea Sangria. The evening was celebrated with talents that included Haitian folklore dancers, Haitian drummers and a live performance by Jack Beaubrun. Walls were adorned with Haitian art curated by Najja Moon of the Blck family.

“We want to give Haitian artists a platform for empowerment, while also creating an event that educates the American public on the beautiful culture native to Haiti and inspire them to contribute to the relief funds to preserve that very culture,” said Sabrina Boasman, publisher of L’ETAGE magazine.

“We Are Haiti” is not just an organization; it’s a movement — organizing fundraisers and events to support charities on a consistent basis. The initiative is dedicated to helping raise awareness and funds for Haiti through its unique arts, culture, and music, while simultaneously bringing awareness to active, reputable grassroots organizations doing great work in Haiti. L’ETAGE magazine plans to continue to hold similar fundraiser events on a quarterly basis.

The island of Haiti has endured many great natural disasters, yet its beauty lives on through its culture. Together, we can help preserve our Haiti. For more information or to make donations, visit WeAreHaiti.care. Cash and credit card donations will be welcome at the event. Please RSVP at: RSVP@wearehaiti.care.

About L’ETAGE

L’ETAGE is an online magazine and media source featuring a distinguished perspective on the world’s most unique influences on our culture from art, fashion, business and current affairs.

About Cool Creative

Lead by creative power couple, Terrance & Johanne Wilson, the boutique-style brand design & digital agency handles your projects with care. With over 15 years of experience, Cool Creative is confident in creating work that turns customers into believers. They’ve used a holistic design approach and people-centric philosophy to serve clients like: Burger King Corp, P&G, Under Armor, Half Moon Resort, Cisneros, Peacemakers Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program funded by the US Dept of Health, TracPhone, and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

About The Author

Samantha B. Rego brings her New York City sophistication to the Arts and Culture scene of Miami Beach. From visual and performing arts to writing and culinary creations, Samantha has a passion for beauty and inspirational living. She enjoys learning about new cultures while traveling and speaks Italian and Spanish. Samantha holds a BA in International Relations from Hunter College in Manhattan and an MBA from FIU in Miami. She has been working in strategic communications for over seven years and as a publicist boasts successes ranging from Architectural Digest and Miami Modern Luxury to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. She now brings her insight and expertise to the pages of L'Etage Magazine.

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