As part of its 31st anniversary celebration, the Rotary Club of Downtown Kingston (RCDK) will be hosting its signature annual fundraising event today.
RCDK's Wine & Cheese PLUS Jazz & Art
All proceeds will go towards the club's projects, which include support for golden agers in Denham Town; mentoring of students at Norman Manley, Denham Town and Kingston Technical high schools; an ongoing scholarship fund to assist secondary and tertiary students with their educational needs; and several other activities.
The pieces collected for auction include works from artists such as
Club director in charge of the project, Emile Finlay, explained that this year, the club took aim at significantly increasing its scholarship fund as well as completing a very significant project having to do with the repair and construction of sanitary facilities in some very needy inner-city communities in downtown Kingston.
According to Finlay, several of the artists, in the name of charity, have been willing to make concessions on their prices, and this, coupled with the donations received, will lead to some pretty attractive offerings at the event and great investment opportunities.
The evening will be completed with live jazz and some surprises, even for those who may not be bidding on the art pieces.