MALVERN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The C14 Foundation announced this week that its large-scale fundraising costume party will be held Wednesday, June 10, 2020, from 9pm to 2am at the Omnia Nightclub in San Diego. The party historically draws more than 3,000 attendees. Guests often go all-out with theme regalia, high fashion, and masquerade costumes. This year’s theme is “Arabian Nights: The Genie Unleashed.” Guests will compete for best costume and best dancer awards. Tickets are available through Eventbrite for a donation of $100. Sponsorships offering discount ticket packages for the event are currently available. All party proceeds go toward The C14 Foundation’s various charities. For 2020, the Foundation’s Board of Directors has selected four charities that will benefit from the 2020 gala: St Jude Clinic (Port-au-Prince, Haiti), Blue Sky Surgical (Port-au-Prince, Haiti), the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA), and its own Soilless Agriculture Project (India and Haiti).
The C14 Foundation’s 2020 charity efforts are geared to cultivate sustainability and empowerment
Medical Missions to Haiti
The C14 Foundation’s medical mission teams to Haiti are made possible through the Blue Sky Surgical Team and the St Jude Clinic outside of Port-au-Prince in an effort to help “fill the gap” in a nation that has no formal healthcare system or infrastructure. Each volunteer mission team includes doctors, surgeons, specialists, pharmacists, dentists, optometrists, and nurses from the US who provide medical treatment to those who have little to no access to healthcare. “Without these visits, provided free of charge by caring and trained volunteers, many of these patients would otherwise suffer and probably die,” reports Foundation founder, Martina Molsbergen Tamaro.
St Jude Clinic (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Primary care doctor teams of 12-14 volunteers from the US treat more than 1,000 patients each week at no cost to patients, with teams on the ground four times a year at the St Jude Clinic in Haiti providing much needed life saving medicines to patients who cannot afford them.
Blue Sky Surgical (Croix de Bouquet, Haiti)
Adult and pediatric surgeons and nurses and specialty care teams of 20-25 volunteers from the US save many lives by conducting between 100–110 on-site surgeries per visit, which are performed free of charge at the Double Harvest Clinic, collaborating with other teams visiting every two weeks each year.
National Black Nurses Association (NBNA)
National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) provides collaborative community healthcare for women minorities. NBNA is a nonprofit organization of 150,000 African-American nurses, nursing students, and retired nurses. NBNA’s cornerstone continues to be to improve the health of African Americans through the provision of culturally competent healthcare services in community-based health programs. NBNA has also supported the FSIL School of Nursing in Haiti and helped to sponsor missions by NBNA members to Haiti.
Soilless Agriculture Project (India and Haiti)
Many soils throughout the world are depleted of nutrients from overcultivation. The global agriculture workforce is shrinking as fewer young people around the world choose farming as a vocation. Traditional methods are yielding insufficient harvests and placing an overabundance of negative externalities on the environment. Additionally, increasing population pressures on world resources include more competition for fresh water. Agriculture uses up to 70% of the world’s fresh water supply, often inefficiently. The OECD projects that by 2030 nearly half of the world’s population will live under “water stress” with uncertain water access.* Tamaro explains: “Prospects for growing enough food to sustain our expanding societies is troubling. Hence, taking plants out of soil may hold the key to sustainable food production systems.”
Modern agriculture techniques can change the poverty equation: The C14 Foundation aims to equip and train poor farmers with new and modern methods to produce safe, consistent, high-quality food throughout the entire year. Two important techniques for ensuring sustainability are proving to be hydroponics and aquaponics: growing plants without soil. These techniques may hold the key to self-supportable food production systems for our entire planet in the future.
With plans to launch the program in 2020, The C14 Foundation intends to build out hydroponics and greenhouse facilities and infrastructure in which to teach state-of-the-art agriculture techniques to poor farmers in India and Haiti. It will create reliable, sustainable, and standalone power and water sources for these facilities. Farmers will be permitted to rent out portions of the facilities at a nominal fee for growing and harvesting their crops. The C14 Foundation will form a network and provide a vehicle and means for farmers to sell hydroponically grown foods on the world stage.
About The C14 Foundation: Helping the poorest of the poor
The C14 Foundation is a nonprofit private organization (operating under the IRS statutes of code 501c3) founded by Martina Molsbergen Tamaro in 2018 with the sole mission of serving the poorest of the poor by cultivating substantive methods and ideas that drive lasting solutions for meeting the basic needs of food, water, good health, and shelter. The C14 Foundation funds humanitarian projects directly and oversees them closely to ensure their success. The Foundation also troubleshoots and builds successful and reproducible working program models that can be replicated by others. The C14 Foundation targets regions with severe malnutrition and insufficient social remedies. In 2019, The C14 Foundation raised over $149,000 in support of its missions, and awarded over $35,000 in grants. For more information, visit: www.TheC14Foundation.org.
About the charity gala
• General admission: $100 donation
• Tickets available: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arabian-nights-the-genie-unleashed-tickets-91163076215
• Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2020
• Time: 9pm- 2am
• Location: Omnia Nightclub, 454 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
• Costume ball theme: Arabian Nights: The Genie Unleashed
• Cash Bar: Must be 21 years or older to attend
*Reference: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. “OECD Environmental Outlook to 2030.” OECD. Accessed 26 Mar. 2019. www.oecd.org/environment/indicators-modelling-outlooks/40200582.pdf