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Brazilian Dance Social October 2017 – Let’s get together and help Houston!

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YOU are invited!

We’d love for you to join us on our next Brazilian Dance Social on Saturday, October 21st! We will give you basic Forró and Samba de Gafieira instructions for the first hour and then we will dance away for 2 hours to the beat of Brazilian music!

No experience is necessary, just join us for a good time!
BYOB suggested.

Here is what you need to know:
Date: Saturday, October 21st, 2017
Time: 7-10pm
Location: Brazilian Arts Foundation – 316 Pecore St., Houston, TX 77009
Admissions: $5 (at the door)
Event is FREE to all current students of our Portuguese, Capoeira, Forro and Samba de Gafieira Programs!

Let’s get together and help Houston!

Please bring any of these much needed supplies and they will be completely taken to the donation site of the Northeast Side Flood Relief group.

Through members of our community of students, we are making an effort to serve as a hub for donations to be taken to the Northeast Side Flood Relief Group. They have seen a tremendous need not being met by the big organizations and got together to help as best they could. It is helping areas including neighborhoods like Houston Gardens, Trinity Gardens, Rosewood and Lakewood (not to be confused with Lakewood Church) (Areas North of 610 and East of 59), serving approximately 150 families each day.

Many people in the community are elderly, or immigrants. Up until this group came to help, many have had little to no help, and are afraid and resistant to leave their homes even though many have been infested with dangerous mold. Also, because they are not connected to the internet, it has taken extra steps and work to connect them with the aid that is available.
These type of supplies will be in great need for quite awhile after the storm as there is such a backlog of homes that need attention. If you wish to make money donations, we will make sure to use 100% to purchase these needed items to be taken to them.
If you want to learn more about the group and follow the updates day to day, you can find it on Facebook at Northeast Side Flood Relief Group.

This is the general list of current needs: (Please try to keep donation items within the needs below so we can help serve the community better!)

Non-perishable food:
  • Pasta and sauce
  • Rice
  • Dried beans
  • Mac n cheese, both standard boxed and easy mac
  • Canned beans
  • Fruit (canned or single serving)
  • Tortillas
  • Bread
  • PB&J
  • Canned spam, Vienna sausages, chicken (we have tuna but can always take more)
  • Hearty soups, stews, and chili
  • Canned veggies
  • Ramen
  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Water
  • Snacks
Hygiene and cleaning products:
  • Pull-ups
  • Maxi pads
  • Dish soap
  • Paper towels
  • Diapers in larger sizes (4-6)

 

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