“Helping African Children from the Ground Up”
“Step It Up in My Shoes” – A Concert and Shoe Drive on Sunday, June 5th, 2011
Inspire, empower, and equip tomorrow’s leaders with the necessary tools to attain an education
EVENT DETAILS: Join singer/songwriter Jojo Abot and friends on June 5th, 2011 at the Sullivan Hall in Manhattan at 7:30 PM as they put their musical talents to use for Step It Up-Africa. The purpose of this special concert is to secure footwear and funds to benefit children ages 5-15 in the Volta Region of Ghana, West Africa.
The concert also features performances by Joy Nicole, Stephanie Rooker, Brown Rice Family, Underground System Afrobeat, and Underground Horns.
There will be raffles and giveaways for the following items: Jewelry by Pearl Naidoo, Jewelry by Designbyyou (DBU), Two Massage sessions, 1 Personal training session, and 1 free makeup tutorial session.
We ask that each attendee bring with them at least 1 pair of gently worn shoes to donate to the children.
Come out for a night of AWESOME live music, an ENERGETIC crowd, and lots of DANCING… all for a GOOD CA– USE!
About Step It Up
“Step It Up” Africa is a shoe drive initiative that aims to inspire, empower and equip tomorrow’s leaders with the essentials needed to successfully complete a post-secondary education by literally starting from the ground up. In many African countries, students are required to wear proper footwear to school and are often sent home for wearing flip flops or coming in bare foot. Children are left exposed to diseases like malaria, guinea worm and schistosomiasis—all of which can be contracted through the feet and can potentially be fatal.
“When the opportunity came to go back home to Ghana for a few days, I began to reflect and think of ways I can give back to my people. After being away for 6 years I couldn’t imagine going back empty handed. I needed to contribute to the youth somehow and “Step It Up” is my way of doing so. These children aren’t begging but they could sure use the help and motivation.”
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