microWave project
Gabe PonsElissa Farrow-SavosMaria Simonsson    Rose O'DonnellChristian BenefielCaroline Heald
project 1: 50 for 50
50 for 50: Through Art Help Heal A Haitian Heart
An Art House Party featuring a silent auction of 50 AWESOME pieces of artwork donated by a group of AWESOME artists.

Our goal is to raise funds & awareness for the displaced Haitian orphans that are being sent to live in the already overcrowded orphanages in the Dominican Republic. The 50 pieces represent the 50 orphans that are finding their new home at Orfanato Ninos de Cristo in La Romana, DR. The event includes Silent Auction, Raffle, Live Music, Drinks, and Snacks.

Suggested Entry Donation: $10
Auction starts at 7pm – 10:30pm (winners announced at 11pm)
ALL bids start at only $25!

Participating Artists
Jessica Beel Carlos Beltran Dawn Benedetto
Christian Benefiel Kathy Beynette Jessica Braiterman
Therese Brown Brie Castell Mary Cook
Tory Cowles Brigitte Davis Jenny Davis
Heather Dilatush Marcia Dullum Jackie Ehle
Tamara Embrey Min Enghauser Elisa Farrow-Savos
Fierce Sonia Kurt Godwin Betty Grisham
Caroline Heald Michele Hoben Deb Jansen
Kim Jones Sheep Jones Beth Kendall
Shauna Lee Lange Rosemary Luckett Kevin Mellema
Allison Nance Rose O’Donnel Susannah Parnin
Gabe Pons Alicia Roman Lisa Schumaier
Alison Sigethy Maria Simonsson Amy Souza
Marsha Staiger Jim Steele Renee van der Stelt
Pamela Viola Terri White Alexandra Zealand

Orfanato Ninos de Cristo is an orphanage in the South-eastern town of La Romana, Dominican Republic, that was founded in 1993 by Sonia Hane, a Dominican woman living in the United States. Sonia felt a calling to return to the DR to open a home devoted to needy, homeless or parentless children. My husband Kevin and I have been working closely with this orphanage for the past 5 years, and we visit the children annually.

There are 145 children already living at Orfanato Ninos de Cristo, (25 boys and 120 girls), ranging in ages from 6 months to 18 years old. Many of the children are already doubled up in beds. Taking these new 50 Haitian children in is going to be a huge financial undertaking in order to meet their emotional and physical needs; many, if not all, of these kids are facing severe emotional trauma from the earthquake, as well as physical injuries.

By giving to this orphanage you will know where your money/donation is going and that it is being used for a great purpose. Thank you! – Allison Nance

*All funds will be sent through The Charlie Decker Foundation, a US 501(c)3, their primary focus is Orfanato Niños de Cristo and they are committed to aiding in the relief of these Haitian orphans. http://www.charlesdeckerfoundation.org/