Two Pratt Institute Graduate Students Organize Art Auction for Clean Water in Haiti


Washington, DC – April 28, 2009 – Art of Giving 2009: Art Exhibition & Fundraiser will take place at the Student Union at Pratt Institute on May 1-2, 2009 on the school's Brooklyn campus. The Exhibition will feature a silent auction of the artworks of Pratt students and faculty, and all proceeds will be directed to the non-profit organization, International Action and their Campaign for Clean Water in Haiti. Already, this five-year campaign has installed over 110 chlorinators in Haiti helping to provide Clean Water to over 400,000 Haitians.

The public can preview the artworks and begin bidding starting Friday, May 1st at 11am through 6pm and again on Saturday from 11am through the wrap-up party, which will take place from 5:30pm to 10pm. The wrap-up party will feature food and live performances by Okai from Regime Change, Reo, and more. The suggested admission fee for the event is $5.

This is the first annual Art of Giving event was organized by two Pratt graduate students as part of their thesis in the Arts & Cultural Management program reflecting their faith that art can make a difference by bringing people together for one common cause. The event is sponsored in part by Glaceau's Smart Water and Pioneer Supermarket.

The Pratt Institute Student Union is located at 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205. For more information regarding the event, contact Marcella Guerrero at (347)845-6261 or Youngsil Chang at(347)901-2804, or by email at: artofgiving2009(@)gmail(dot)com.

About International Action

International Action is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on creating a healthy Haiti by providing clean water and other life-saving programs. Since 2006, International Action has worked with Haitian communities to provide training, education, and create sustainable water systems. International Action currently protects over 600,000 Haitians from waterborne diseases and improves their quality of life.


Youngmin Chang
International Action
819 L Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003
(202) 488-0735