Thursday, January 28, 2010

East Bay Community Benefit to help Haiti at Oliveto Restaurant

Directly from Oliveto Restaurant:

East Bay Community Benefit to help Haiti at Oliveto Restaurant
Saturday, January 30, 2010 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Adelmise Warner, a St. Teresa School parent, recently asked us if we would host a fundraiser to benefit Haiti earthquake victims. We agreed, and immediately started fielding offers of donations from cafe regulars to pig farmers. We've been moved by the outpouring, and the event hasn't even happened yet!

There will be an auction, a silent auction, and a raffle.
Guest auctioneer will be Don Perata, and Jean Quan will also be on hand to help with the silent auction. Feature guest speakers include: Blaine Bookey, Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) Legal Fellow and Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) Development Director Walter Riley, prominent Civil Rights Attorney in Oakland and Chair of the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund in Berkeley.

There will be an ongoing slide show, Haitian music and great food, some of it donated by one of our farmers. Mark Pasternak of Devil's Gulch Ranch was in Haiti at the time of the earthquake on a humanitarian agricultural mission with his family. He's given part of one of his very fine, large hogs and Chef Canales will be making polpettoni.

Contributions for admission will be made to the American Red Cross (Bay Area), and will be for $25 - $300+.

Questions? Contact Adelmise Warner at 415-378-6613 or
RSVP by contacting Clare Nisbett at 510-547-5356 or

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