We Belong to Each Other
On Sunday, March 3, the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County (www.interfaithccc.org), with a membership of over 100 local faith-based organizations, will gather to share diverse music and dance in a celebration of their common goal of service to our community in a public program entitled “We Belong to Each Other.” Bringing focus to 2013 as The Year of the Child, the attendees will honor nine-year old Vivienne Harr from Marin County, who has created a foundation to create awareness of the blight of child slavery in our world. Her foundation, “Make A Stand Lemonade,” started last year after Vivienne inspired her community by declaring that she would sell lemonade every day until children all over the world are free. Her commitment ignited a wave of support (see www.makeastandlemonade.com)and soon her lemonade will be distributed through venues such as Whole Foods with all proceeds going to her charity. Vivienne and her family will be present at the interfaith concert which takes place at 3 p.m. at Christ the King Church, 199 Brendon Road in Pleasant Hill. At the public reception following the concert, Vivienne will set up her stand and sell her lemonade to the diverse audience. In addition, the Council is sponsoring a children’s art show entitled, “All Are One” offered by young artists from The Meher Schools in Lafayette.
This story has wonderful appeal as an illustration of a community united in the celebration of diversity and the goal of serving their world. Media coverage would yield rich clips of this heartening event, including charming visuals of the earnest dedication of a nine-year-old. For more information, please contact Loel Bartlett Miller of the ICCCC (925/788-9793). A photographer will be present at the event to make photos available to media, if desired.