WHO: First Drop Canada - firstdropcanada.org
WHAT: 3rd annual ONE LESS PAPER CUP art show/auction/fundraiser/party/extravaganza.
WHEN: December 9th, 2011 The auction starts at 8pm-12pm.
WHERE: The Mascot 1267 Queen St. West, Toronto,
WHY: All money raised will go to ‘Grounds for Health’ an organization committed to working with women in the coffee producing communities of Mexico, Nicaragua and Tanzania. These funds will be put towards helping spread cervical cancer awareness, as well as providing screening and prevention procedures. Grounds for Health’s award winning work is not only saving the lives of hundreds of women every year (from a prevalent yet easy to detect/treat) form of cancer, but it is also helping to reshape the way gender equality is looked upon in these communities.
To read more go to www.groundsforhealth.org
Check out some of the most talented artists in Toronto (OK we might be a little biased but you have to hype up your homies right!)
Lauren Pirie (illustrator)
Julia Hepburn (visual artist)
August Burns (painter/director of Grounds for Health)
Joanne Joseph (painter - water colours)
Mahmood Popal (mixed-media artist)
Muttonhead (fashion design)
Natalie Terris (visual artist)
Michael Ford (designer)
Junction Joe (graffiti artist)
Kathryn Macnaughton (illustrator/graphic artist)
Theo Gallaro (illustrator)
Jennifer Ilett (illustrator)
Justyna Werbel (multi-disciplinary artist)
Brothers & Sons (woodworkers)
Hugo Arias (illustrator)
Michele Assarasakorn (conceptual artist)
Fabrizio Divari (tattoo artists)
Last year they raised almost $8,000 so make sure you swing by and bid (lots of $$$) on the Muttonhead cup! Oh and if all that doesn’t bring you out of your cozy little homes in mid December then at least come for the booze, tunes and pay-what-you-can beans from Reunion Island Coffee.