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19 Dec 2012: Tony Bennett Has a Heart for Haiti

The Frederik Meijer Gardens Grand Room was home to a one-of-a-kind charity event last night, where Tony Bennett and host Mitch drew more than 400 people in concert and conversation to benefit the Have Faith Haiti Mission & Orphanage. Mitch shared updates about his work in Port-au-Prince, and then interviewed Tony before the latter sang some of his beloved hits, including “The Way You Look Tonight” and “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.”

Bennett shared memories of old friends like Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong, and insights into new collaborators like Lady Gaga, whom he proclaimed was "the Picasso of pop music." Proclaiming Jimmy Durante the greatest performer he’d ever seen, he also revealed that it was his friend Cary Grant who steered him away from attempting a movie career. He continued to share memories and insights during his 14-song, 45-minute set.

Thank you to all who helped make this event a success. If you'd like to learn more about or contribute to Have Faith Haiti, please visit www.havefaithhaiti.org

Tony Bennett and Mitch Albom - One Life Touches Another Haiti Benefit



Tony Bennett and Mitch Albom - One Life Touches Another Haiti Benefit


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Have Faith Haiti

The Have Faith Haiti Mission is a special place of love and caring, dedicated to the safety, education, health and spiritual development of Haiti’s impoverished children and orphans. The Mission was founded in the 1980’s by a Detroit Pastor named John Hearn Sr. as The Caring and Sharing Mission. Since then, it has raised and cared for hundreds of children, some of whom now work there caring for the next generation.

Following the devastating earthquake of January, 2010, the mission fell upon hard times, and later that year, operations were taken over by author Mitch Albom and his A Hole In The Roof Foundation, and the name changed to Have Faith Haiti Mission, inspired partly by Albom’s book “Have a Little Faith.”

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