Take part in a benefit concert for Haiti.
On Jan. 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., the seventh annual Concert for Haiti will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Montclair, located at 67 Church Street. The Concert for Haiti Committee in partnership with Outpost in the Burbs proudly presents this show as a benefit concert that provides various resources for the country, Haiti.
Cindy Stagoff, a Montclair resident, is the director of the Concert for Haiti. According to Stagoff, Montclair hosts this concert – which has an international cause – because, “[Montclair is] a town that cares for our neighbors in need. But we are also a town that cares about people and places beyond our borders.“
Although the inspiration to host concerts of this sort first occurred when Haiti was hit with a massive earthquake in 2010, now the show’s focus is not only to raise money for relief. The concert’s existence has continued for seven years in order to spread awareness about the country of Haiti and the myriad of ways it can use and deserves our help.
Haiti’s rich history has created a proud and resilient nation. While being the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haitians have demonstrated their fortitude as they deal with corrupt leaders and natural disasters. The Concert for Haiti is a chance for New Jersey residents to lend a hand to this country in need.
Aiding Haitians and their home country is not the only beneficial aspect to this concert. Considering that the show’s lineup is chock-full of a variety of artists from all around the world, such as Richard Laurent, Zing Experience, Jen Chapin, Aztec Two-Step, Melissa Walker with Jazz House Kids, Big Mamou, Passing Notes and musicians from Temple Ner Tamid, by attending, one will not only offer support for Haiti, but will also experience a night full of authentic culture.
The concert will also serve as a way for the audience to hear from representatives of many organizations that provide healthcare, food and educational opportunities for Haitians in need, including: WhyHunger, Edeyo Foundation, Haitian Education Leadership Program (HELP) and Lamp for Haiti.
This concert will surely generate incredibly helpful resources for the citizens of Haiti, but those can only be offered to this deserving nation if people get involved.
Tickets to the Concert for Haiti are $25 in advance and $30 at door, and are available for purchase from at outpost.ticketleap.com/haiti-2016/, or in person at Watchung Booksellers (54 Fairfield Street). For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Cindy Stagoff, at firstname.lastname@example.org.