On Wednesday, December 16, 2009 the Global Giving Circle (GGC) will host its first annual holiday party, ChrismaHanuKwanzakah: A Holiday Anxiety Spectacular, at the Galapagos Arts Space in Dumbo, Brooklyn. The party also kicks off the Global Gifts That Matter campaign.
Ticket sales will benefit Urban Arts Partnership, a non-profit organization that provides arts programs – film, music, photography, visual arts, theatre, and dance – to underserved inner city public schools in New York.
The entertainment for the evening will be provided by members of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, a company of improvisational actors. They will riff off of any memories the audience is brave enough to volunteer: awkward family holiday moments, worst gifts ever received, and other experiences that make the holidays cringe-worthy. So bring your best worst moments on down for a holiday catharsis!
Tickets for ChrismaHanuKwanzakah event at Galapagos: globalgivingcircle.eventbrite.com.
The GGC leadership body consists of artists, activists, media professionals, social entrepreneurs, education and healthcare professionals who in 2009 are all volunteering their time to change the face of giving. Participating Organizations, several who are friends of DumboNYC:
- Cards From Africa – cardsfromafrica.com
- Cheeky Living – cheekyliving.com
- Development in Gardening – developmentingardening.org
- EcoAfrica Social Ventures – ecoafricasocialventures.org
- Gone Rural boMake – goneruralswazi.com
- GreenSoul Shoes – greensoulshoes.org
- L.E.A.D Uganda – leaduganda.org
- Project Hope and Fairness – projecthopeandfairness.org
- The Andean Collection – theandeancollection.com
- Women’s Peace Collection – womenspeacecollection.com
- XS Project Group – XSProjectgroup.com