On February 11, more than 100 people gathered at the Fort Collins Country Club to help the country of Haiti which was devastated by a 7.0 earthquake last month. Open Hearts for Haiti art auction and fundraiser, organized by Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) Melissa Basta, featured beautiful Haitian art from around the country. Guests enjoyed delicious Haitian hors d’oeuvres, complimentary beer from New Belgium Brewing Company, and entertainment by a talented drumming circle from Boulder.

Open Hearts for Haiti was a tremendous success raising over $10,500 for Haitian families affected by the earthquake. All proceeds from the event will be shared equally by three charities working to help rebuild Haiti: Trees, Water & People (TWP), Partners in Health, and the Haitian Education Leadership Program (H.E.L.P). Sponsors of the event included Toolbox Creative, Definite Productions, and Tula.

Missed the event but still interested in donating?? Visit to make your tax-deductible donation today and help us provide clean stoves to Haitians in need!

Check out the wonderful video produced by Definite Productions:

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Trees, Water & People is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to developing sustainable community-based conservation solutions.

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