Saturday April 9th, 2011
$20.00 Minimum Donation
(no one turned away)
Doors Open 6:00 PM ♥ Program 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
LIVE MUSIC ♥ SILENT AUCTION
HORS D‘OEUVRES ♥ BEVERAGES ♥ DESSERTS
Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Please join with LIGHT Bearers of the World as we raise money to aid Japan in recovery from the 9.0 magnitude earthquake , the resulting tsunami and damaged nuclear reactors. We watched in horror as these events began to unfold and now observe the Japanese people as they have handled the costliest diasaster in recorded history with courage, honor, and grace.
The relief organizations that are on the ground aiding the survivors are financially tapped out. Let's create a miracle and raise $10,000 plus to send to American Red Cross and International Relief Committee who have been responding to one disaster after another and are now in Japan.
On Saturday, April 9, 2011 please plan on attending One LIGHT, One LOVE, One WORLD Disaster Relief Benefit for JAPAN. Doors will open at 6:00 PM for seat selection, purchase of food and beverage, mingling, viewing the items donated for the silent auction and learning about our neighbors across the Pacific at the Japanese Cultural Table where you can learn Origami.
Live Music begins at 7:00 PM. We will get our groove on with well known local band Deep Stirrings. This global fusion band has a huge heart and frequently donates their talent for benefit fundraisers. We enjoyed Deep Stirrings as well as Global Groove featuring the beautiful and exotic Sarah Al Nour and rhythem king Alec Marken. New to our line up this year is singer and song writer Ariana Attie. We have several other musicians that we may be adding to our show.
Last but certainly not least will be our fantastic Silent Auction with products and services donated by local merchants and practioners. The program will be emceed by D'Marie Mulattieri and Craig Preston. Our slide presentation will allow the audience to view all the donations and learn more about the businesses that have contributed to the auction.
If you own a business and would like to contribute to the Silent Auction, please send your email of intent to [masked] and a Special Events Coordinator will contact you. We appreciate your generosity.
Corporate Sponsorship - We have six levels of corporate sponsorship available. All Corporate Sponsors will receive extensive media coverage as well as special listing in our Program Brochure. Corporate Sponshorship begins as low as $250.00. Please contact D'Marie at[masked] to sponsor this event.
Volunteers - This event will entail the need for many volunteers. We currently have a core group that met as a planning committee and all departments have been assigned coordinators. Would you like to help us create this miracle? If so, please indicate what areas you would like to volunteer for when you RSVP.
The following LIGHT Bearers have volunteered as Department Coordinators:
Audio - Alec Marken
Advertising and Marketing - Christina Gikas, D'Marie Mulattieri
Corporate Sponsorship - D'Marie Mulattieri, Kevin Kennell
Entertainment - Leti Stiles, D'Marie Mulattieri
Food Services - Leti Stiles, D'Marie Mulattieri
Set Up and Break Down - Peter Bunge, Joseph Moore
Silent Auction - Erica Stelcik, Leti Stiles
Video - Jesi Silveria, Phil McKeon
Volunteers - Jasmin Carlson, Suzie Bennett
Jasmin Carlson and Suzie Bennett will be assigning Volunteers to the different departments. Please contact either of them if you have specific questions.
We have set a goal of $10,000 which is almost four times what we raised for Peru last year. By working together we can do this. Each member has their own database of friends. You can help by emailing the following links as well as posting them on your Facebook wall.
One LIGHT, One LOVE, One WORLD BENEFIT FOR JAPAN:
One LIGHT, One LOVE, One WORLD DISASTER RELIEF Community Page - This is where all our fundraisers will be posted and the link will be used as a website. Please LIKE this page. When 25 people have liked the page we can get our own URL address. Thank you:
Official One LIGHT, One LOVE, One WORLD Aid For Disaster Website:
If you are a TWITTER, please help by tweeting about this event. Thank you. And if there are more social media sites that we need to know about, please feel free to inform us and help us get the word out.
"Coming together is a beginning . . . keeping together is progress . . . working together is a success."