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Eartha Kitt Foundation

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BENEFITING: Harvest Hope Food Bank

EVENT DATE: Feb 01, 2016

Kitt Shapiro

THE STORY:


The Eartha Kitt Foundation was started to provide support for those in need of aid by maintaining the legacy of the legendary entertainer and activist, Eartha Kitt. Led by Kitt Shapiro, Eartha's daughter, the Foundation is focusing its inaugural efforts on supporting victims of the recent flooding in South Carolina, which has created severe infrastructure challenges and economic catastrophe across the entire state, including the area of Orangeburg County, where Eartha was born in 1927.

South Carolina needs our help. 

Right now, South Carolina continues to suffer from the October 2015 floods; more than 40,000 residents still don’t have access to potable water. The state’s infrastructure and agricultural industry are in disarray: more than 60 dams have been destroyed, and countless acres of farmland have been deemed barren and unusable.

As is often the case, small businesses have been hit especially hard by this statewide downturn, shutting their doors at an alarming rate. The fiscal total of this damage is valued at roughly $1.2 billion. In the wake of this natural disaster, South Carolina’s economy has been devastated.

The story may no longer be in the headlines, but the struggle for its citizens is still very real. There’s major work to be done—starting on the first day of Black History Month, the Eartha Kitt Foundation is partnering with The Harvest Hope Food Bank, to help provide essential support for the disaster and poverty stricken areas of South Carolina.The Harvest Hope Food Bank expects to be leading flood recovery efforts for years to come. Research done by this non-profit organization paints a grim picture of the choices people are making to survive: 78% of the people they serve have to choose between food and utilities, and 75% have to choose between food and reliable transportation. 1 out of every 5 South Carolinians goes to bed hungry every night. For children under the age of 17, that statistic is 1 in every 4.

Our goal:

The Eartha Kitt Foundation plans to facilitate $10,000 in donations for the Harvest Hope Food Bank, which provides food, comfort, and hope to hungry individuals in 20 of the most impoverished counties in South Carolina. With this funding, the Harvest Hope Food Bank will be able to provide over 50,000 meals to those in need. Visit Harvest Hope Food Bank for more information on the help they provide. And, help us make a difference.

 

 

 

 

 

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To This Fundraiser

$5,560

MONEY RAISED
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  • D. Bruce Stevens

    $25

  • Jamie Camche

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Nancy daigh

    $100

  • Wanda-Lee Evans

    $25

  • Peter Robertson; Fresno, Calif.

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Gary Acabbo

    $50

  • Anne Epstein + Anne Greenberg

     

  • Lisa Berlin

    $100

  • Randi K. Lehrman

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Arner

    $1,000

  • Janet and Gary Mendell

     

  • Pamela & Eric

     

  • Suzanne Seiden and Kevin Thurm

     

  • Woodrow and Zlaine

     

  • richard and lynn sabella

    $250

  • Georgiana & Ira Platt

    $200

  • D. E. Ray

    $10

  • Scott and Stacy Semel

    $1,000

  • Rob & Debby Schiller

    $1,000

  • Paul Greenberg

    $250

  • Christian D Faulkner

     

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Fundraise for this Campaign

Donation Tiers


Donate $10

  • Provides 50 meals for an underserved community in South Carolina.

Donate $17

  • Feeds a family for one week.

Donate $30

  • Feeds a child for 1 month.

Donate $100

  • Provides 500 lbs of food.

Donate $500

  • Pays for transportation of a mobile food pantry to an underserved community.

Donate $1,000

  • Meets the weekly needs of The Emergency Food Pantry

The Team: $5,560 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Kitt Shapiro

Amount Raised

$5,460

Fundraiser Title

Taylor Pile

Amount Raised

$100

 

1% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Christian D Faulkner

Christian D Faulkner

4 months ago

Paul Greenberg

Paul Greenberg

DONATION: $250

5 months ago

Rob & Debby Schiller

Rob & Debby Schiller

DONATION: $1,000

5 months ago

Scott and Stacy Semel

Scott and Stacy Semel

DONATION: $1,000

6 months ago

D. E. Ray

D. E. Ray

DONATION: $10

I find E. Kitt to be a beautiful and transcendent person. 6 months ago

Georgiana & Ira Platt

Georgiana & Ira Platt

DONATION: $200

6 months ago

richard and lynn sabella

richard and lynn sabella

DONATION: $250

6 months ago

Woodrow and Zlaine

Woodrow and Zlaine

Memory of EK, honor of KS...... 6 months ago

Suzanne Seiden and Kevin Thurm

Suzanne Seiden and Kevin Thurm

6 months ago

Pamela & Eric

Pamela & Eric

7 months ago