With great enthusiasm, the Mitchell Auto Group is again a key sponsor for the Connecticut Walk For Haiti, a volunteer “walk-a-thon” developed to increase attention to the needs of the Haitian people, and to raise funds for the projects of five related non-profit charities. This year’s fourth annual walk will take place on April 6, 2013 in West Hartford.
Since 2010, Connecticut Walks For Haiti has raised funds for medical, nutritional and educational projects in Haiti. Proceeds from the event go directly to five charities that are experienced in “putting aid to work in Haiti”, and all donations are tax deductible. Mitchell Auto Group has proudly sponsored this event in previous years, and looks forward to another great attendance, along with fellow sponsors such as the Boston Red Sox, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, the Warner Theatre, and dozens of other local and regional organizations.
The five charities supported by this event include Partners in Health (PIH), the Haitian Health Foundation (HHF), Medical Aid to Haiti (MATH), the Haitian Humanitarian Network (HHN), and Outreach to Haiti. All five non-profit organizations seek to support and improve the health, education and well-being of the Haitian people, through on-location efforts including development of mobile health clinics, textbook purchases, medical and educational staff support, and family care services.
The walk will begin at 10:30am at Saint Peter Claver Church on Pleasant Street in West Hartford, and public attendance is highly encouraged for the festive stroll through Blue Back Square. Music, food, crafts, and a silent auction will be held throughout the day, and appearances by child and family entertainers and local sports team mascots, and the event itself will be emceed by FOX CT’s own Joe Furey.