by Borderstan.com November 5, 2012 at 2:00 pm 1,050 0

"Haiti"

The Heart of Haiti Gala will be held on November 12 at Studio Theatre (thisisbossi).

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.

Roots of Development — a DC-based nonprofit that helps impoverished communities in Haiti acquire the financial resources and organizational skills they need to manage their own development — will host a community-inspired fashion event and gala on Monday, November 12 from 6:30 until 9 pm. The event, “The Heart of Haiti,” will benefit Roots of Development’s ongoing sustainable projects in Haiti.

“The Heart of Haiti” will take place at Studio Theatre (1501 14th Street NW). General admission tickets are $40 ($30 for young professionals) and can be purchased online.

Throughout the night, guests will be able to enjoy complimentary drinks while they check-out some of the evening’s design competition finalists, styled by local boutiques. Guests will also be able to select the competition’s winners of first-place and runner-up in the “Pep La” category (Haitian Creole for “The People”).

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by Borderstan.com June 14, 2012 at 2:00 pm 1,028 0

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com

Terrariums are all the rage these days. And on Saturday, June 23, Sarah Von Pollaro, from Urban Petals, will co-lead a workshop on how to make your own.

Tickets are $75 and can be purchased online. There is also a special price of $40 for young professionals! Ticket sales for the morning workshop benefit the non-profit organization’s women’s group projects in Haiti.

"Roots of Development benefit at Cork Market"

June 23 benefit at Cork Market will benefit women’s group projects in Haiti. (Photo courtesy Roots of Development)

Want more? Diane Gross, from Cork Market & Tasting Bar, will conduct a wine tasting workshop during the terrarium lesson. At the end of the morning, take home your DIY terrarium and your favorite bottle of wine. The event benefits Roots of Development, starts at 10 am and lasts until noon at Cork Market & Tasting Bar at 1805 14th Street NW.

Roots of Development is a non-profit organization that helps impoverished communities on the island of La Gonave, Haiti, obtain the resources they need to manage their own development. The organization uses an alternative approach to rural development by facilitating a process in which they listen to diverse community voices, build on the inherent strength of each, and complete community-driven projects that lead to a more sustainable future.

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by Borderstan.com October 28, 2011 at 11:28 pm 0

Haiti earthquake relief, Roots of Development

Monday night fundraiser at Studio Theatre will raise funds for community-based economic initiatives in Haiti. (Photo courtesy Roots of Development)

Roots of Development is holding a Halloween night fundraising event, Under the Same Sky: An Event for Haiti, to celebrate the conclusion of its graphic design competition, Designs for Development. All proceeds from the event will go towards creating sustainable projects such as water facilities and economic initiatives in post-earthquake Haiti.

The event is at the Studio Theatre, 1501 14th Street NW, from 7 to 9 pm on Monday, October 31. Admission is $20, which includes an open bar and hors d’oeuvres. Veronneau, a DC jazz group, will entertain guests before the award announcement. The event is sponsored by three Logan Circle businesses: Rice Restaurant, Whole Foods Market and Studio Theatre.

Roots of Development is a non-profit organization that helps impoverished communities on the island of La Gonave, Haiti, obtain the resources they need to manage their own development. The organization uses an alternative approach to rural development by facilitating a process in which they listen to diverse community voices, build on the inherent strength of each, and complete community-driven projects that lead to a more sustainable future.

Haitian Ambassador Louis Harold Joseph will be on hand with other judges, including DC United’s Ben Olsen, to announce the winners. Guests will participate in the design competition by voting for the award winners in the “Pep La” (“The People”) category.

You can purchase tickets online at the Roots of Development website. You can also contact Brian Averill at [email protected] for more information.

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