Monday, August 20, 2012

Brownies For Peace

Medicine For Peace has had many memorable fund-raising events including a gala at the United Nations, a night at the opera, church socials, private cocktail parties, and a jazz series in Washington, D.C. However, none have captured our imagination more than a recent fundraiser -- Brownies for Peace -- that took place on Broadway in Manhattan, across from Columbia University. The brownie sale was inspired by Mita and Sylvan Crane, with the assistance of their parents, Rina and Mark Crane.

Mita and Sylvan (with the help of their Mom and Dad) baked the brownies, wrapped them in celophane with colorful Medicine For Peace stickers, and set up a table at a busy spot on Broadway. Signs and chalk messages on the sidewalk pointed hungry buyers to the sale. The event was a success -- a complete sell-out. AND a hefty donation to Medicine For Peace’s program for Haitian mothers and children. The sale was also an opportunity for Mita and Sylvan to tell their customers about MFP’s efforts to improve the health and well-being of the Haitian people.

Any kids or parents interested in joining the “Brownies For Peace” movement can contact Mita and Sylvan through MFP at!
Mita, Sylvan and their Dad promoting MFP brownies to a hungry customer

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