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Benefit Coffeehouse for the Iraq Families Relief Fund

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Benefit Coffeehouse for the Iraq Families Relief Fund

Time: March 6, 2010 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Calvary United Methodist Church,
Street: 300 Mass. Ave.
City/Town: Arlington, MA
Event Type: concert, fundraiser
Organized By: George Capaccio - Storyteller
Latest Activity: Mar 7, 2010

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Benefit Coffeehouse
for the Iraq Families Relief Fund

Saturday, March 6, doors open at 7 pm
Calvary United Methodist Church, 300 Mass. Ave., Arlington
(Church is not affiliated with sponsor of event)
Requested Donation: $10.00 per person

Performers Include:

Ben Tousley - Folksinger
Linda Schiffman World Champion Whistler
Chris Nauman and friends ­ Acoustic Music
George Capaccio - Storyteller

George Capaccio, Arlington resident and member of Arlington/Lexington UJP,
began the Iraq Family Relief Fund in 1998 shortly after his fourth trip to
Iraq to witness the effects of US-enforced economic sanctions. In the course
of theses visits, George formed close ties with a group of families in
Baghdad. The Iraq Family Relief Fund is a person-to-person effort to help
these families afford such basics as food, clothing, and medicines.

George relies entirely on donations. Arlington/Lexington UJP is sponsoring
this community event to assist George with this humanitarian relief effort.

Contributions go directly to the families and are not tax-deductible.

Sponsored by Arlington/Lexington United for Justice with Peace

Donations will also be accepted for Partners in Health-Haiti Relief and
sealed, current dry goods (cereals, mixes) and canned food (soups, fruits,
vegetables) will be accepted for the Arlington Food Pantry. A donation jar
will be available for PIH and boxes for Food Pantry items will be on hand.

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Comment by Medusa on March 7, 2010 at 12:30am
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Grand Prize for South Shore Grand Slam Story Slam generously donated by Nicolette Heavey and Stories In The Streets (A Maine Get Away)

Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.


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