Nonprofits gather to feed the world at Soiree on the Strand

OCEANSIDE — Vicki Casper, representing World Vision and Belinda Canez, of Cafecito, 200 The Strand North are hosting another Soiree on the Strand. This month’s event, the Love Edition, will take place from 2 to 7 p.m. Feb. 13.
“Our event is an effort to bring together both local and international nonprofit organizations and fair-trade promoters together to support a better world for the poor and voiceless,” Casper said.
Additional groups and representatives participating include other nonprofits Laura Luxemburg with Ssubihut.org for Uganda with paper beads, etc.; Heavenly Treasure, which sells all kinds of products made through micro loans; Janey De Meo of Orphan’s First, who help orphans worldwide; John Ashfari of Music Moves, a local organization for autistic people; Holy Honey, selling honey and other items to fund projects around the world; Jason Coker of the local Micah Film fest who will be showing a film made by Carlsbad High students on poverty; The Purpose, with more items from Africa including Love bottles made from recycled glass and Chikumbuso purses made from recycled plastic bags by ladies in Zambia.
Throughout the day there will be music by Torque of Oceanside, and Yael from La Jolla.
“This is our third Soiree on the Strand event and we are coming together to bring awareness to our community about those who may live next door or across the world who are suffering, voiceless and dying without hope,” Casper said. “Through all the organizations coming, we would like to show others how they can make a difference through purchasing products, sponsoring a child, donating time or money or promoting green practices.”

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