Edeyo | Help Them: Haiti Education Initiative

6th Annual Gives Hope Ball: A worthy event for humanity


This past week, The Edeyo Foundation had its 6th Annual Gives Hope Ball and birthday celebration for its founder Unik Ernest at Highline Ballroom in Chelsea. Edeyo Foundation is an organization which works to improve the lives of Haitian children through education. Stephen Baldwin hosted the event, which was presented by Nike and Avi Oster and sponsored by HBO, and Maserati of Long Island. Other notable personalities in attendance included Nigel Barker, Crissy Barker, Bridget Kelly, Geoffrey Bradfield, Kamela Forbes, Marc Leder, Susan Gossage, Stewart Rahr, and Lady Liliana Cavendish.

The evening program began with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by an award ceremony. As guests were enjoying dinner, Dr. Jane Aronson, Cindy Stagoff, Sharon Bush, and Nancy Myers-Alvarez were honored for their humanitarian efforts and involvement with Edeyo. The event ended with a special performance by Bridget Kelly, who is actively involved with organizations dedicated to Haitian children, and a DJ set by DJ Cassidy. Over $200,000 was raised during the event towards improving the future of children in Haiti by rebuilding schools and providing students with a safe learning environment, as well as healthy food and water on a daily basis. What an unbelievable evening for an amazing cause!