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Friday, August 19, 2016

Mangoes to Share to hold 'Fit for Food" event

Two years ago, we wrote about Mangos to Share, a community project that was new at the time, started by Grovite Anna Milaeva. The idea is to help feed the homeless with excess mangoes that people may have.

They have been quite successful in all this time and they are nice enough to credit the Grapevine for getting the word out back in 2014. Edible South Florida mentions us in an article this month, too. Thank you.

On Saturday, September 10, Mangoes to Share is having a "Fit for Food" event, a fundraising series to benefit orphanages for kids who are victims of sectarian violence.

There will be a fruit bowl punch and holistic health fair. There is boot camp and meditation, healthy snacks, holistic health activities, a kids circle and a raffle. Music will be provided by DJ Ricky.

The event is at Legion Park at Biscayne Blvd. and 66 Street, it runs from 10 am to 1 pm.

100% of collected funds will benefit 5 orphanages for internally displaced children in Northern Nigeria. 

"The goal is to achieve food security for over 120 kids, victims of sectarian violence, through funding and planting of Edible Gardens at the 5 orphanages and building of a community nursery for the cultivation and propagation of plants, ready for planting the next season," says Anna.

For Everyone (Suggested Boot Camp + Meditation donation is $20):

10 am – 11:00 am – “FRUIT PUNCH” BOOT CAMP 
by “Push by Porche," "Spartan Level Fitness" and "Lole."

11 am - 11:30 am – Meditation with singing bowls and a mini Fire Ceremony by Paul Adam and Kalki Das.

10 am – 1 pm – All the holistic health activities will be available throughout the morning.

For Kids (suggested donation for kids is $10): 

10 am – 11:30 am – kids’ hula hoop circle by Monica Vasquez

There are lots of health activities too including massages, acupuncture, mini astro readings, etc.

They will auction some hand-made bags and jewelry that was sent to them from Nigeria to help raise funds.

The leather work by Suleiman of Kano with incorporated silver work known as agades and silver from Mali. Suleiman follows his forefathers in the craft. His livelihood is threatened by travel advisories that keep tourists away from the city.

The jewelry is handmade by Tulare travelers who sell their wares on the old trade routes that are still plied by caravans of camels or trucks.

Mangoes to Share is interested in partnering up with like-minded grassroots organizations and in getting involved with causes related to hunger alleviation, education and conscious agriculture.

Check out their new website here: www.mangoestoshare.org

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Blogger Owen Harvey said...

What an amazing opportunity to give back and help those in need!! Count me in!

August 19, 2016 10:38 AM  
Blogger Owen Harvey said...

What an amazing opportunity to give back and help those in need!! Count me in!

August 19, 2016 10:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great concept, plus over the years anytime I noticed mango's & avocados rotting on the ground I asked the property owners if I could harvest their fruit, which most said yes to, as long as I didn't look homeless. And on several occasions after I received permission, went home to get my picker and returned some folks were picking up the rotten fruit from the ground and trying to knock what was within their reach from the low hanging fruit. Once my 12 year old Son asked for money to purchase some roses, I pointed to a vacant lot on Gifford that had hundreds of mango's and said climb the tree, get some mangos and go down to the flower lady on Bird and try to trade. His look was less than agreeable, but he returned with 2 dozen roses & $5.00. I use to sell mango's at age about 6/8 to make good money, 3 for a dollar.

August 20, 2016 11:28 AM  

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