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Party in Support of "L’Ecole de Choix" [School of Choice in Haiti]

Our Meetup is very pleased to co-sponsor this event taken place at Chicago's Francis W. Parker School

"L'Ecole de Choix" provides children in Haiti living in conditions of extreme poverty access to a quality education with a focus on leadership development, human dignity and respect – a truly progressive model.

So much news to share!

See important information below, including:

  • What to expect from the evening
  • Why you might want to bring an item to contribute to our classroom dress-up trunks
  • How to double your money - Read below for exciting news about our match for your contributions, woo hoo!
  • How to sign up for our February 2013 service trip to Haiti.

Highlights of the Evening ...

The evening will provide you with an opportunity to experience Choix in person and first-hand!

  • Choix videos
  • Students profiles
  • Student arts & crafts
  • Try a student lunch
  • Are you smarter than a Choix student?
  • Photograph yourself at Choix

. . . Along with live auction items such as coveted tickets to Chicago’s Next Restaurant!

Help us to build our classroom dress-up trunks

Consider bringing one item to contribute to our classroom dress-up trunks! We all know the importance of creative play to the formation of innovation and imagination!

Certainly only if possible please be so good and bring to the event for our friends in Haiti

  • gently-used pillowcases (we'll convert them to dresses for little girls in Haiti)

  • gently-used T-shirts (we'll convert them to shorts for little boys in Haiti)

  • gently-used Halloween costumes

  • hats

  • scarves

  • glittery items anything with fringe

  • plastic sunglasses

  • tutus

  • crowns

  • tiaras

  • fun shoes

  • elastic-waist skirts

  • costume jewelry

  • gloves

  • evening / cocktail dresses

  • tablecloths

  • men’s suits

  • men's vests

  • belts

  • capes

  • cowboy boots

  • and obviously any gently-used French language children's and/or school books . . .

Thank you kindly!

On-Line Purchase Option: Ticket choices for a virtual visit to the school "L'Ecole de Choix"

(Kindly click on this link)


Now fortunately each dollar you might contribute on October 20, 2012 will be doubled!

Through the exceptional generosity of donors Mark and Alison Pincus, each dollar you contribute during the Benefit will be doubled. Yes, every dollar. All night.

Mark and Alison will match each contribution throughout the evening dollar for dollar – and you will have a variety of ways to contribute, whether you would like to take home a gift for a loved one from the silent auction, find something alluring in the live auction, sponsor a student, contribute in small amounts through our Giving Tree, or just find a small keepsake for yourself.

We have not quite stopped smiling about this excitement, nor have our students, since we learned of it – and we hope you will join us in thanking Mark and Alison, along with all of our other sponsors and “BFF’s” listed below and in our program during the event!


Honorary Chairs Lesly Condé Consul Général, Consulate General of Haiti (Chicago)* *David T. Brown Chairman, Much Shelist, P.C.* *Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, CM, President - DePaul University* *Hon. Lionel Jean-Baptiste Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County, IL* *Christopher G. Kennedy Chair, Board of Trustees, Univ. of Illinois, Past President - Merchandise Mart* *Katrina Markoff CEO, Vosges Haut-Chocolat* *Andrew Mason CEO, Groupon* *Suzanne Muchin Founder, ROI Ventures* *The Hon. Senator Kwame Raoul 13th District, Illinois

Benefit Chair Laura Pincus Hartman Board Chair, L'Ecole de Choix, Vincent de Paul Professor - DePaul University

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