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Very Casual After Work Fundraiser

You and I Alliance

Very Casual After Work Fundraiser

On Friday May 18, 2012, You and I Alliance had its first very casual after work fundraiser held at the OLD MIAMI in Detroit, Michigan. The purpose of the fundraiser was to help us raise money to ship medical and dental supplies to Kenya. For a donation of just $10 in advance, guests were able to enjoy the eclectic ambiance of the OLD MIAMI Bar (Missing in Action Michigan) and drink specials (including homemade sangria). Also included in the donation, was the opportunity to enjoy one of the juiciest burger, cheese burger, hot dog, or kielbasa with chips prepared by You and I Alliance’s own grill master, Lynne.

That was not all that was in store for everyone. Julie and Dan, the owners of the OLD MIAMI have created a big beautiful backyard oasis right in the heart of Midtown with a fish pond, a hodgepodge of tables and chairs, and fire pit. It was the perfect surroundings for eating, drinking, talking, singing, and dancing. Singing and dancing? That’s right, the Beatles cover band, and the Buntles played a set for the guests. After the Buntles’ performance, a fun mixture of different music genres was played for everyone’s listening enjoyment.

Guests also had the opportunity to purchase exquisite, intricate, vibrant and beautiful hand made creations from Kenya. These items included traditional Masai earrings, bracelets, headdresses, and cloth. Other items included purses, tote bags, bookmarks, key chains, metal earrings, necklaces, bowls, and table mats. The jewelry proceeds will be given to the Kiondo Women’s Group of Kenya in order to help send their children to school.

Those in attendance had the opportunity to win four different raffles. There were two 50/50 raffles and the winners were Sonya W. and Pat W. Mr. Grafton Wiley a certified personal trainer from the Powerhouse Gym was gracious enough to raffle off two sets of 5 free training sessions with him. The lucky winners of the fitness training were Alita M. and Crystal E.

Fun was definitely in full force for the very casual after work fundraiser. The board of You and I Alliance would like to give our full hearted thanks to everyone who supported us. Our dreams to help others around us near and far will come true because of all of you. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!


Ole Cornelius Sikawa, P. Lynne Sikawa, Margo Kempinski and Sheroyn Jones


You and I Alliance, together we can make a difference!!!!