Hot Cocoa for Haiti

A four-year-old Portland neighborhood superhero is at it again trying to save the day (and lives) in Haiti. Amiri Horn, recently named Portland’s Best Petite Philanthropist by Willamette Week, is holding a Hot Cocoa for Haiti event on Halloween at Good Neighbor Pizzeria.

While dressed as a Superhero for Haiti, Amiri will be handing out cups of hot cocoa and refreshing lemonade and also announcing raffle prizes from participating local businesses. All sales from the event will go directly to benefit Mercy Corps’ Haiti Relief efforts on behalf of the Band Aids from Amiri fund raising campaign.

Amiri began his fund raising efforts immediately after he saw the devastation caused from the January 12th earthquake in Haiti. He wanted to help those he saw suffering, however he could. With his mother’s assistance, he set up a donation effort online through Mercy Corps and has had two LemonAid stands since the earthquake occurred. Through these events and from the help of his generous supporters, Amiri has raised over $3,800 toward his $5,000 goal for Mercy Corps’ relief efforts in Haiti.

  • Hot Cocoa for Haiti
  • Sunday October 31, 2010
  • 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Good Neighbor Pizzeria, 800 NE Dekum, Portland, OR

Coinciding with the event will be a free puppet show by Puppeteer David Freeling and a music sing-a-long by Chris Gabriel.  If you are unable to attend the fundraiser there are still ways to help Amiri in his quest to make a difference in the world. Every penny, or cup of hot cocoa and lemonade goes a long ways. Visit his Mercy Corps page and make a donation today.

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