Thursday, February 4, 2010

Kew Gardens can Help Haiti!

Event: Mood Restaurant and Lounge will sponsor a Kew Gardens HAITIAN RECOVERY FUNDRAISER 
Date: Thursday, February 25, 2010, 9pm-midnight

In the spirit of Edeyo, a Haitian-Creole word which means “Help Them” Mood Restaurant and Lounge (120-29 83rd Avenue, Kew Gardens) will sponsor a Kew Gardens HAITIAN RECOVERY FUNDRAISER on Thursday, February 25th. From 9:00pm-midnight, the kitchen will be closed; the bar open and the restaurant will be full of music, the sounds of friends enjoying $3 and $5 drink specials and a fabulous raffle! The performers; singers, songwriters, guitar instrumentalists and a three piece musical group have all appeared in several Queens and Manhattan venues and are favorites in the Kew Gardens area. The evening’s music will range from folk, to rock, to jazz and will include performances by Melissa Jillian Corona, Bobby Day, Peter Hack, Erin Lee Kelly, Stacee Mandeville and Howie Sydell. There will be a $20 donation at the door and 100% of the evening’s substantial proceeds will go directly to the Edeyo Foundation.
The Edeyo Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children in Haiti. In 2007, Edeyo opened the doors of its newly-renovated school in Bel Air, one of the poorest shantytowns of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince to its first group of students. Within months, it was providing free education and a daily meal to 300 girls and boys. The 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12 destroyed Edeyo’s school. All of the teachers have been accounted for but efforts continue to find unaccounted for children and their families. Edeyo is now working to rebuild and find ways to support the children and their families and as they do so; to continue--and improve--their educational programs; and to introduce mental health programs to help these families cope with the trauma they have experienced.

On February 2 and 28, Edeyo will send crews to Bel Air (the first non-profit aid group to arrive there) to do immediate assessment, offer support, rebuild the school and deliver monetary donations and supplies. These two crews will include Kevin Jamison and Mandy Gor from Kew Gardens (we are very proud of them!). For more information, please visit
We will also be participating in the “Phones for Haiti” cell phone recycling initiative during the fundraiser. If you donate your old cell phones at the bar, they will be mailed to Recellular and they will contribute the total value of the phone to benefit the American Red Cross. Thanks in advance!
In the spirit of EDEYO we hope that you will respond to your desire to help and will join us at the Kew Gardens HAITI RECOVERY FUNDRAISER on February 25th.
For more information please call mood at (718) 849-mood.


  1. Dear Kevin, We are very happy that you decided to make Kew Gardens your home. You are a strong positive force and have added much to this community and to the world. When you go to Haiti on February 28th with the Edeyo Foundation, we hope that you will have opportunities to share your love, hope and strength with those who need it.


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