University Club of Orlando to Host Cocktails for a Cause Reception June 28 to Benefit REBUILD Globally relief group

ORLANDO, Fla. --- The University Club of Orlando will host Cocktails for a Cause, a reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28 to benefit REBUILD Globally (RG), an Orlando based 501 c (3) nonprofit organization. 

RG is dedicated to helping Haitians recover from the devastating earthquake that destroyed much of the country’s infrastructure two years ago through living-wage employment and recycling initiatives.

Justin Wright, general manager of the University Club of Orlando, said REBUILD globally is focusing its efforts on small business startup in Haiti that manufacture sandals.

Handcrafted recycled tire sandals made by RG artisans will be sold to benefit the RG Apprenticeship Initiative.  This program focuses on training and educating vulnerable youth in Haiti and provides the financial means for these youth to attend school. In addition to an education, the apprentices attend English class, leadership training, life-skills classes and technical training for future employment.

“It is with great pleasure that RG teams up with the University Club this month in an effort to bring the Orlando community together to make a sustainable difference in the global community.  It is events like Cocktails for a Cause that allow us all an opportunity to learn, share perspectives and take action to make the world a better place,”  said Julie Colombino, chief executive officer of REBUILD globally.

The University Club of Orlando’s Cocktails for a Cause receptions have raised more than $100,000 for charitable and civic groups over the past year.

General admission to the event is $10, students, $5.