February 5th-All You Need Is Love: A Taste For Hope Event to Benefit Trafficking Victims


racine coalition against human trafficking All You Need Is Love: A Taste For Hope Event to Benefit Trafficking Victims

RACINE, WI- The first major fundraiser to benefit Racine Coalition Against Human Trafficking will be held on Friday, February 5, 2016 from 6 pm to 10 pm at the Masonic Temple at 1012 Main Street, downtown Racine. Funds raised from this event will be used to assist victims of trafficking and to train and educate the public, law enforcement, educators, youth, service providers and other groups for free.

Tickets are $40 each and include 10 craft beer or wine samples, appetizers, dessert, cash bar and live music in a beautiful 1856 historic Italianate mansion with a fascinating history. The event will be held throughout the house with music by Milwaukees hot club jazz ensemble 4th Street Elevator and local singer-songwriter Haley Klinkhammer. Historic tours of the mansion will be available along with a human trafficking student art display and silent auction. It will be an unforgettable night in a beautiful mansion for a great cause! To purchase tickets and more information on the event go to www.racinecoalition.org.

4th Street Elevator is a “hot club” jazz ensemble from Milwaukee, WI. Hot Club Jazz is a music trend from the 1930s Paris that is gaining popularity again and is a mix of American jazz standards, European folk and traditional gypsy music. 4th Street Elevator can be found playing popular jazz clubs around Wisconsin.

Haley Klinkhammer is a singer/songwriter from Kenosha who began her career as a middle schooler uploading videos of herself singing and playing the guitar on YouTube grew into something she never imagined. In the past 8 years, she has built a fanbase on YouTube of over 150,000 subscribers from around the world. Shes released 2 EPs of original songs and she released her first full-length album, From Where I Stand, in December of 2014.

In addition to the wine tasting, the Coalition has other activities going in support of National Human Trafficking Awareness Month including a benefit concert on Jan 28 with Well-Known Strangers and Saturday Night Preachers and a faith-based vigil on January 31st. For more information on all events go to www.racinecoalition.org.

Racine Coalition Against Human Trafficking (RCAHT) is a network of local resources (law enforcement, shelters, health providers and other services) collaborating to increase communication among all providers, identify gaps in services for victims and prevent conditions that foster human trafficking in Racine County through education and outreach efforts. For more information contact us at racinecoalition@gmail.com, find us on Facebook, www.racinecoalition.org or contact Karri Hemmig at (262) 909-6612.