Island Creek Oysters Foundation - Where the Money Goes

In just about one month I'll enjoy a wonderful evening with my wife and hundreds of other great people at the Island Creek Oysters Foundation Friends for Haiti Benefit, Saturday September 8, 2012 at Duxbury Beach. 

Over the past few months I have mentioned the event to several people and while it does sound like an amazing evening, the price point seems high to some, at first.  

At $250 per ticket, what do you think? Before you answer that, you need not only know what the evening will include, but more importantly, where the money goes.

The Island Creek Oysters Foundation (ICOF) tagline is, "We Believe in Aquaculture".  This is most prominently seen through the Foundation's work in Haiti.  

In 2011, The Clinton Foundation introduced ICOF to Caribbean Harvest in Haiti and the partnership was born. ICOF is the primary funder of their Tilapia Fish Farming Project. For every $2,400 donated to Caribbean Harvest, one Haitian family receives a Tilapia Fish Farming kit along with the training to grow Tilapia in Lake Azeui (central Haiti). The average income for a family in the Lake Azeui region is $350 per year - they live in poverty most of us can't even imagine. The successful Tilapia Fish Farmer will earn up to $3,000 per year, after expenses and even after retaining Tilapia to feed their family.

In 2011, Friends for Haiti raised $100,000 for Caribbean Harvest. In 4 short months, ICOF donations increased fish production by 40,000 pounds of fish! Remarkable. ICOF has a goal of donating $100,000 year to make a significant cultural and economic impact on the Lake Azeui region.

Now, add in what's included at the event:

- Island Creek raw bar 
- passed hors d’oeuvres
- cocktails

- sunset over the Back River
- short plates created by some of the best chefs in the country
- live music
- cigar bar

Did I mention the raw bar?  An Island Creek raw bar?  Gotta love an IC raw bar!!

So, given the $250 doesn't sound like much anymore, go buy a ticket or two online by clicking here

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