VANCOUVER, CANADA – Creativity Heals presents “ CAP/AIDS Relief showcase” an event bringing together talented individuals to provide relief and support to those affected by AIDS in Uganda.
Creativity Heals is originally a Los Angeles based organization founded by Matt Kessinger, Charleen Dere Meyer and Jennifer Kita, a collective of artists that believe all forms of art can be healing. The organization is aimed at raising money and awareness for charitable causes locally and worldwide. Inspired by the success of the team in Los Angeles, local artists and entrepreneurs Adi Baybay, Bahar Taheri and Sophia Mach took on the leadership role for Creativity Heals Canada.
The event will consist of musical performances, many amazing raffle items and door prizes. All of the proceeds from this event will go to CAP/AIDS (Canada Africa Partnership on AIDS). We are very excited to raise money this year with the goal of $10,000 to donate to CAP/AIDS to use specifically for a Youth Vocational Training Initiative in Uganda. Through this project, CAP/AIDS is working with local community partners to coordinate delivery of vocation skills training and employment for AIDS-orphaned youth. CAP/AIDS is also coordinating self-employment skills development activities for participants providing start-up financing for their new businesses.
Date: Friday, November 16, 2012
Time: 6pm – 11pm
Location: Electric Owl – 926 Main Street Vancouver, BC V6A 2W1
Contact: Bahar Taheri – 604.562.9470 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 2003, the CAP/AIDS Network works in partnership with African communities to resist, survive and overcome the HIV&AIDS epidemic.
To date, CAP/AIDS has partnered with more than fifteen grassroots CBOs, in Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and South Africa, engaging with them using a ‘learning through doing’ model of capacity-building and providing resources in support of local efforts to reduce HIV-transmission, improve economic opportunities for HIV-affected women and youth and address social determinants of vulnerability to HIV.