Folk Fest a Success!


Uhuru Solidarity Movement fundraiser food booth at St. Pete Folk Fest!

Uhuru Solidarity Movement did a fundraiser food booth at the St. Pete Folk Fest this past weekend as part of our pledge to raise $1,000 by October 13th for the Uhuru House Development Campaign. The Uhuru House Development Campaign is making genuine economic development in the African community a reality by outfitting a commercial kitchen and recording studio. The kitchen will provide much needed professional space for burgeoning caterers in the community, people wanting to develop their food products for sale and community groups to hold special events as well as foods training and so much more. The recording studio will open up the enormous musical talent in the community, making it possible for people to create, record and distribute their music, allowing African people to have control and benefit from their own culture!

USM met and exceeded our fundraiser goal at the Folk Fest by preparing and selling delicious Italian sausages and Philly cheese steak sandwiches with grilled peppers and onions! Our booths are run by 100% volunteers and we worked with some new and some returning volunteers, without whom we could not have reached our goal! BIG THANKS goes out to Zoe, Mark, Kitty, Johann, Melissa, Lani and Maggie who volunteered their time because they want to participate in building these urgently needed programs!

We were also able to give out information about the upcoming African People’s Solidarity Day . As well as garner two donations of art for the upcoming Online Auction!

USM is still looking for volunteers to help us at the Saturday Morning Market where we prep, cook and serve a gourmet breakfast menu. Join us for a fun day anytime between 7 am and 4 pm, Saturday, October 3rd (opening day). We are also scheduling for the rest of the market season – contact us!

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