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Haiti fundraiser set for April 20

Published: Thursday, April 4, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

McHENRY – Tickets are available for the Catholic Assistance Missions' annual Haiti fundraiser.

Touch a Heart is Haiti will be from 6 to 10 p.m. April 20 at the Church of Holy Apostles, 5211 W. Bull Valley Road, McHenry.

Catholic Assistance Missions, or CAM, is a nonprofit charity that works with the people of Despinasse, Haiti. The all-volunteer organization is actively involved in many projects, including housing construction, a livestock program, and feeding the poor.

CAM also runs a school that serves about 250 children, offering them not only an education, but also a warm meal. Sometimes this is the only meal that child will eat all day.

The event will feature live music from Crystal Lake band Something Sunset, raffles, a silent auction, a cash bar, and Haitian artwork and wares for sale. There also will be short informational speeches about CAM's mission work in Haiti and current socio-economic conditions of the impoverished nation.

Ticket prices are $15 and $5 for children younger than 10. The cost includes dinner and dessert. Table sponsorships for $150 for eight guests also are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For tickets or to make a tax-deductible charitable contribution, call 815-578-0975 or email

For information on CAM, visit

If you goWhat: Catholic Assistance Missions' Touch a Heart in Haiti fundraiserWhen: 6 to 10 p.m. April 20.Where: Church of Holy Apostles, 5211 W. Bull Valley Road, McHenry.

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