Haiti fundraising events in Seal Beach

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Hope for Haiti cut-a-thon

The Hope for Haiti cut-a-thon will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31, at Salon Shag at 1600 Pacific Coast Highway in Seal Beach.

Salon Shag employees will donate their time and services in hope of raising $5,000 in money for Haiti.

The shop will offer trims, back and arm massages, and make-up touch-ups for $20 minimum donations. There will also be a raffle of various prizes from iPods, hair products and services, to local restaurant certificates. Raffle tickets and bake-sale goodies will be $2 each. All proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross. For more information, call Dana Vecchione at Salon Shag at (562) 537-5779.

Hungry for Haiti Event

Past members of “The Common,” a group of local citizens who volunteered at Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and a few other Sun Region volunteer events, are back to pitch in and help earthquake victims in Haiti.

With the help of the Yucatan Grill in Seal Beach, “Hungry for Haiti” plans began.

“The help and support has been incredible,” said member John Hartford. “Friends and neighbors have offered their time, money and many amazing raffle donations almost immediately upon hearing of the plans.

After many discussions, UNICEF (the United Nations Children’s Fund) was the charity chosen to donate to, as many children have been injured, lost their families, their homes and all of their possessions in this earthquake.”

Hungry for Haiti will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 1, at Yucatan Grill at 550 Pacific Coast Hwy. in Seal Beach.  The Yucatan Grill will donate 20 percent of the night’s profits to UNICEF’s Haiti Relief Fund.

There will also be live music and raffle prizes from local shops, restaurants and artists. Sponsors include Yucatan Grill, Mahe, O’Malleys, Volcom, Long Beach Marina Sportfishing, Big Fish, Body Glove, Katin and  G2fit.com.

All of the raffle ticket money will be donated to UNICEF’s Haiti Relief Fund.

Anyone that would like to help, but cannot make it on Feb. 1, can stop by the Yucatan Grill any time and make a donation in the collection jar as well as bid on some of the raffle prizes that will be available Feb. 1.  For other information or ways to donate you can contact jhartford6@gmail.com.

Sports equipment donation drive for Haitian children

The girls from AYSO Region 159’s Championship soccer team Riptide Rush is partnering with Sports Gift, a locally-based charity focused on providing sports to underprivileged children throughout the world, to collect new and used sports equipment that will be shipped to under-privileged children in Haiti and other countries in need. Donate new and used sports equipment from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6 at Ganahl Lumber (parking lot), 10742 Los Alamitos Blvd., Los Alamitos.

The public may drop off donations before the event at the following Seal Beach homes at any time:

• Kropf Family

283 College Park Drive

• Kienitz Family

3811 Daisy Circle

• Perri Family

1720 Emerald Cove Way

• Corey Family

2681 Oak Knoll Dr.,

Rossmoor

For more information, call Kevin Kropf at (562) 221-5997.

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