Save The Date – The Screaming Orphans Are Coming!

The Screaming Orphans Performing to Benefit The Freedom and Virtue Institute (FVI)

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Hooley at the Heights is a Limited Seating Engagement to Raise Funds for FVI’s Mission and Programs

Hooley at the Heights, taking place on Thursday, March 9, 2017, will feature The Screaming Orphans in a limited seating engagement to raise funds for The Freedom and Virtue Institute’s (FVI) mission and programs, including but not limited to the Self-Reliance Program. The event will be held at The Heights Foundation, located at 15570 Hagie Drive in Fort Myers. Advance tickets will go on sale in December.

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Self-Reliance Clubs are set up in schools to provide under-privileged students with the opportunity to work in various entrepreneurship initiatives, learn economics, earn money, and gain self-esteem and a sense of individual freedom.  The money earned can then be used to purchase school supplies, equipment, and clothing. “Right now, we have seven Self-Reliance Clubs operating out of Florida and have received requests from parents and schools to expand our clubs to Chicago, Minnesota, Milwaukee, Detroit, and Miami,” shares Founder and President, Ismael Hernandez. “In addition to setting up more Self-Reliance Clubs in the Charlotte, Lee and Collier county areas, we want this to be a national program and we are honored to have The Screaming Orphans join us in our endeavor to raise funds for these projects.”

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The Screaming Orphans are four sisters from County Donegal, Ireland. Angela, Gráinne, Joan and Marie Thérèse Diver draw on a diverse set of influences ranging from Simon and Garfunkel, The Bangles to The McNulty Family, with a strong focus on melody-driven songs with pop and rocks strains. If you are wondering about the name, a friend of Joan’s came up with it, “…We loved the name because we were going out on the road on our own and we were leaving behind our Mam who had been our lead singer for years and our Da who was our manager/sound engineer and so we became ‘orphans.’ The ‘screaming’ bit is what usually occurs when surrounded by family and we are known to hit certain high notes that could be interpreted as scream-like. That and our secondary school used to be an orphanage,” shared Gráinne Diver.

Hooley at the Heights will feature a VIP to meet and greet with the band, celebrity MC and founder and author, Ismael Hernandez. Food, specialty drinks, raffles and more. This is an evening you don’t want to miss. VIP is from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, doors will open to ticket holders at 7:15 pm. Mark your calendars and join the Freedom and Virtue Institute on March 9th for a musically fantastic, FUNdraising good time!

Corporate and individual sponsorships are available. For more information, please visit the website.

About The Freedom and Virtue Institute

The Freedom & Virtue Institute believes in fostering attitudes and leading initiatives that build off the principle of creating self-reliance among underprivileged children and individuals enduring hardship that wish to better their situations and live a dignified, self-sustainable life. Presently, the Freedom & Virtue Institute conducts two unique causes: The Self-Reliance Clubs and the Effective Compassion Training programs.

About The Self-Reliance Clubs

The Self-Reliance Clubs exist to educate the next generation to understand that they are the champions of their own lives. Through their own initiative, ingenuity, and hard work, they will realize that they have the power to determine the direction of their future. Self-Reliance Clubs are set up in schools to provide under-privileged students with the opportunity to work in various entrepreneurship initiatives, learn economics, earn money, and gain self-esteem and a sense of individual freedom.  The ‘money’ earned can then be used to purchase school supplies, equipment, and clothing.

About Effective Compassion Training

The Freedom & Virtue Institute’s Effective Compassion Training program is designed to offer a detailed exploration of the realities of poverty and to equip participants with practical and meaningful tools to address these struggles. At the Freedom & Virtue Institute, individuals and organizations are shown the impact of their actions on their local communities, with the ultimate goal of bringing change in the internal culture of organizations participating in poverty-alleviation work. For more information on how you can help, visit www.fvinstitute.org or call (239) 240-9393.

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