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Jamaican Friends Of Mustard Seed Communities Annual Luncheon To Take Place At The New York Hilton, NYC – September 23, 2007

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The Annual Luncheon to benefit Mustard Seed Charities is scheduled to take place at the New York Hilton and Towers, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, NYC, on Sunday, September 23, 2007, at 1:00pm.

The glittering, popular fund raising event this year, will feature a fashion show themed “Walking on Sunshine” from the collections of leading New York designers, presented by Walter Greene, well-known fashion reporter and journalist with the New York Carib News. Soloist Karina Cole accompanied by violinist Patricia Cole complete the list of headline entertainment at the event.

Dr. Basil Wilson, a distinguished Professor in Residence at the City University of New York (CUNY) will be the keynote speaker at this event which brings together the cream of the Caribbean community in the area. This year’s honorees are Robert J. Baker, President (Ret.), Bowne Enterprise Solutions and Dr. Marcia V. Keizs, President, York College, CUNY.

The Mustard Seed Grand Raffle drawing will be conducted on September 23 at the luncheon. This year’s grand prize is a three night stay at Half Moon Club with airfare on Air Jamaica. Contribution for raffle tickets: $5.00 each, $25.00 for a book of six tickets.

Proceeds from the Annual Friends of Mustard Seed Communities Luncheon go to benefit orphans, children with special needs, families with HIV/AIDS, battered women and other vulnerable persons. This year the proceeds will also be used to rebuild 9 of the 13 the homes damaged by Hurricane Dean in Jamaica on august 19, 2007.

Mustard Seed Communities International is a not-for-profit organization that began in 1978 as a home for children with disabilities who had been abandoned or orphaned to the streets of Jamaica, West Indies. More than 28 years later, Mustard Seed Communities provides Caring, Sharing and Training to children, youth and adults in 14 communities throughout the Caribbean, Central America, and Africa, with over 20 outreach programs. At the forefront of Mustard Seed’s expansion is the creation of village communities for orphaned babies, children with disabilities and special needs, families living with HIV/AIDS, pregnant teens and battered women.

For information, please contact the benefit chairpersons Loris Crawford at: 212-473-6904 or Daphne Mahoney at: 212-228-6144.

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