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Dates for Good: FXB Fundraiser at Traffic Bar

Tomorrow's Thursday. You're going to be going out anyway, right? Might as well support a great cause while you're eating and imbibing, which is why you should grab a date and attend FXB's NYC Fall Fundraiser for Women in the Congo.

Enjoy all-night specials ($4 domestic drafts, $5 well cocktails & sangria, 1/2 priced apps) at Traffic Bar while helping FXB celebrate the launch of their new campaign, "What Women's Empowerment Can Do."

HowHookup users can get $10 tickets ($10 off door price) until 3pm Thursday via this link: The price of your ticket will help FXB International continue to provide mothers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with the capital, training and tools necessary to begin their own microenterprises, allowing them to provide for their children and to escape poverty permanently.

Plus, there's a Silent Auction -- bid on hot items like...

A 6-month HowHookup subscription
One hour open bar for 25 people at Traffic Bar
Classes at the NY Bartending School
Gift certificates for 191Unlimited
A cruise for two on the Yacht Manhattan from Classic Harbor Line
Coffee classes & free drinks from Joe
Art classes at 3rd Ward
Class for two at Trapeze School New York
Cineaste Plus One Membership to the IFC Center
And more from L.A.M.B, Jacques Torres, Groupon, Spitzer's Corner, Hanami Real Flower Jewelry, South Street Seaport Museum, Brooklyn Brewery, Edie Pijers, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Kristiana Parn, and Blockheads.

Propose this date here.

Thursday, September 23
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Traffic Bar & Lounge
986 2nd Avenue, New York, NY
$15 in advance ($10 for HowHookup users till 3 pm Thursday), $20 at the door.

About FXB and the DRC:

Since 1998, it is estimated that more than 5.4 million people have been killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo due to armed conflict and civil war. More than 70% of people in the DRC live below the poverty line, and an estimated 1,000 people are dying each day from war-related causes including disease, violence, and hunger.

The FXB-Village in the DRC provides women with the capital, training, and tools necessary to start their own small businesses. Over time, these microenterprises allow mothers to generate their own income, begin savings accounts, and sustainably provide for their children without the need for external assistance.

Evaluations have found that 86% of families live above the poverty line and continue to provide for themselves, even years after the program's end.


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