Struck by the earthquake devastation in Haiti, Purchase College students have rallied together to hold “Haiti Needs Us,” a thirteen- hour fund raising marathon on February 6 beginning at 12:30 PM in the Student Center.
Band performances by campus groups, a rock concert with name bands, a DJ dance party, sales of artwork, a talent auction and food sale are among the many events planned to raise funds for
More than 125 students participated in the initial planning session. They offered their organizational skills, talent as performers, and skills as artists, to pull this event together. Their aim is to raise as much money in as many different ways as possible. Proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross.
The event coordinators are senior Kazeen Famuyide, junior Alexis Betancourt, and junior Laura Montes.
Student run bands will play hourly throughout the afternoon. A concert in the evening will feature guest artists Pharone Monch and Jean Grae.
A dance party with DJ Ted Smooth of radio station Hot 97.FM will conclude the evening from 10:30 to 1:30 AM.
Donated student art will be sold during the day and a talent auction will have singers, musicians, artists, dancers, and bands, offering their services to raise funds. There will be raffles of items from local merchants, a Henna tattoo artist, a food sale and a bottled water drive.
The event is free for Purchase students and $15 for off-campus guests.
The food will be $5 per plate. Questions call 646-709-3836.
Purchase Bands that will play throughout the afternoon include: Amira, Wool Over Eyes, Cammy D, Marcus, Miz Metro, Jason Waters, Under the Rasta Influence, Jhrama & the Sweet Nothings, Olken, Leila, PC Blues,
Maggie & the Hat, Urban Fetch, Menya, Pandha Piranha, Chazz, Great Dane, The buffalo Theory, RJ, and Rap. In addition a number of solo artists will perform.
The event also signals the launch of “Project
They will also support the organizations doing relief work in
For information on Project
More than 50 Purchase students have volunteered to man the various concessions and events during the fund raiser.