Holiday Toy Drive for Children of Puerto Rico @ SAX Restaurant & Lounge, Washington [14 November]

Holiday Toy Drive for Children of Puerto Rico


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14
November
18:30 - 22:00

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SAX Restaurant & Lounge
734 11th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001
Join us at SAX on Tuesday, November 14 from 6:30-10:00pm for a benefit drive with El Zol 107.9 to benefit «Friends of Puerto Rico» and their Holiday Toy drive for children of Puerto Rico. The event will feature music, drinks and your favorite local Latin DJs, DJ EZ and DJ Danny.

Five weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the island remains in desperate need of help. Much of the focus remains on the fact that approximately 3 million Puerto Ricans, or more than 80% of the island's residents, have no power. About one third of households are without reliable drinking water. Heads of families, many of whom are now out of work are focusing on basic survival with unfortunately no capacity to give their children toys for the coming holiday season.

The plight of these children and the physical and mental trauma they suffered from Hurricane Maria has been greatly neglected. While all of us will gather within the safety and comfort of our homes this coming Thanksgiving and Christmas with our families and children, let us not forget that the children of Puerto Rico will not have that luxury. Almost all of the 1,113 public schools remain without electricity, and more than half don't have water, meaning that over 300,000 students are being deprived of their education. More than 100 schools are still functioning as shelters for families that have lost everything.

So let us gather in the spirit of charity and giving and brighten the lives and spirits of Puerto Rico's children by contributing generously in order to provide these children with toys for the holidays.

Kindly RSVP on this page or through Eventbrite.

A minimum of $10 is requested at the door for this effort. 100% of the proceeds will be applied towards the purchase and distribution of toys to Puerto Rico. In addition, SAX will contribute $5 from each purchased speciality Mojito drink to this vital benefit.
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