Locals host charity dinner for Haiti orphanage

University of Windsor student Melissa Boehler is excited to attend a charity dinner this week to raise funds for Caleb’s House orphanage in Haiti.

“It’s refreshing to see young adults get involved in causes that help those that need it the most,” Boehler said.

Windsorites Julia Monk and Justin Parkinson organized the Just’in Hime for Help Charity Dinner, to be held on Thursday, October 11, at the Caboto Club. Chatham’s Emily Hime founded the Hime for Help organization; Parkinson will be traveling to Haiti to work with Hime at the orphanage. 

Parkinson hopes to raise enough funds to leave at the end of November. Proceeds from the event will go towards helping the children at the orphanage, as well as contributing to Parkinson’s expenses while in Haiti. The fundraiser will have a pasta dinner, raffles, a silent auction and performances by an Elvis tribute band, Rocketships, and Emerald Seas.

“I want people to enjoy a night out, listen to some tunes, have a good time and think about what their money is going towards,” said Monk.

Tickets for the Just’in Hime for Help Charity Dinner are $25 and can be purchased at the door. 

— article and photo by Jordan Tapak