True Noel, the first annual Christmas toy drive hosted by Fleur de Vie and the Consulate General of Haiti, was a true delight. The event was held at Dumbo Loft, a nicely decorated and spacious venue conveniently located by the water with wonderful views of Brooklyn Bridge. Holiday spirit was in the air as people flowed in mostly dressed in business or cocktail attire.A beautiful singer of Haitian descent started the party with “La Dessalinienne”, the Haiti national anthem.
The event sponsors included Barbancourt, Prestige, Krik Krak Restaurant, Patricia Brintle and Amour Creole Magazine. Three hundred toys were donated by Billionaires Row. And the fundraiser was a great turnout. Several items were displayed on a table for a raffle, and the majority of the attendees participated. DJ Stackz, the evening’s DJ was absolutely amazing! He played all of my favorite songs I loved listening to in Haiti when I was too young to get their meanings. It was a wonderful soiree.
You’ve read about Dayanne Danier, founder of Fleur de Vie, and designer of Bien Abiye. She was as graceful and welcoming as ever. When she speaks about what she does, you can always see the passion and drive behind her tone and her eyes, which is one of the main reasons I support her organization so much. I appreciate small organizations that go to Haiti to get the job done and can show what they have accomplished. I’m looking forward to see Fleur de Vie grow, and can’t wait to see the looks on these children’s faces when they get their toys on Christmas. They will get the chance to play and enjoy the holidays like all other fortunate kids around the world. What can be better than bringing a smile to children’s faces?
Enjoy the photos!