Self Help Africa in conjunction with the Glynn Hospitality Group will host the pioneering ‘Cheeseburgers in Paradise’-themed End of Summer bash to support enterprise and entrepreneurship across Africa, helping to build small businesses and relieve poverty across communities.

The first annual social takes place at the Central Wharf Co. located in downtown Boston with live music on the evening of Thursday September 4 from 5 PM till late.

Central Wharf Co. is the most recent addition to the Glynn Hospitality Group’s portfolio and has brought a buzz to this financial district locale with hand-crafted cocktails and heightened comfort foods.

"This is about giving back and the Glynn Hospitality Group is delighted to support the event," said Paul Wilson, Director of Operations for the group’s nine locations. "We have a history of support in Greater Boston, and are pleased to extend this to an organization like Self Help Africa. 100% of sales from sponsored food and drinks on the night will go to this good cause.”

"The city really joins in for this effort," said Self Help Africa's Michelle Serpa. "What better way to spend a Thursday than letting your hair down while helping people thousands of miles away.”

Established 30 years ago, Self Help Africa works in ten countries in sub-Saharan Africa. From Burkina Faso to Zambia, Self Help Africa works with nearly three million people in rural parts of Africa, helping them to increase farm production and establish small non-farm businesses, through a mixture of training, business advice and small loans.

Local businesses will be on hand to enjoy the festivities as sponsoring partners, including; Roche Brothers supermarkets; Deep Eddy Vodka and Jameson Irish Whiskey, Narragansett and High & Mighty Beer, Irish Network-Boston and the Boston Irish Business Association

For more information on Self Help Africa or the Cheeseburgers in Paradise End of Summer Party, contact Michelle Healy Serpa at