Coloki, Inc., a nonprofit group set up by Merokean Liz O’Shaughnessy to run the Freeport Work Hiring Trailer that aids impoverished day laborers, will host a benefit fundraiser at Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall in Wantagh on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 5 to 9 p.m.
The evening will include an open bar, open buffet and live music featuring Cat Parr & Friends.
Tickets are $50 each. Tax-deductible donations of $50 per ticket should be made out to Coloki Inc. and sent to Liz O’Shaughnessy, 27 Surrey Drive, Merrick, N.Y. 11566, or donations can be made safely via PayPal on Coloki’s website at colokiinc.com.
Tickets sold on the night of the event will be $60. For more, call Liz at (516) 996-9298.
The Freeport Work Hiring Trailer, which is made possible in part by a grant from the nonprofit, Port Washington-based Hagedorn Foundation, provides immigrant day laborers with a warm, dry, safe place to stay while they wait for landscapers and contractors to pick them up for jobs. A the same time, the trailer offers warm meals to dozens of day laborers who might otherwise go hungry, along with English language lessons.