Hi Readers! Stephanie Sells here… met BD ten years ago back in his days at Le Passage and we’ve been friends ever since…
So I wanted to extend an invite to all of his readers…
Please join us Friday, June 22nd at Architectural Artifacts in Ravenswood for a Summer Scholarship Event to support Leading India’s Future Today (LIFT). It will be a lively event with open bar featuring local craft beer by Finch’s Beer Co. Indian fusion hors d’oeurves, live dance performances, cultural fashion show, Indian bazaar and more!
LIFT is a holistic learning and leadership development program in Tamil Nadu, India, providing education, leadership training, and service opportunities to high-potential, underprivileged children. Today LIFT serves students (grades 4 thru college) who are selected based on innate talent, leadership potential and interpersonal skills. Without LIFT, none of these children would be educated. Most come from families deeply below the poverty line; many are orphans.
Tickets are $85.00 in advance and can be purchased at www.liftusa.org
The event will be on Friday evening from 7:00 – 10:30PM
I hope to see you there!
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Hi! My name is Cara Dickerson and I am the Empress…I mean Manager of Events for Children’s Home + Aid. We are SO excited to partner with Chicago White Sox stars Paul Konerko and Gordon Beckham to kick off our 6th Annual Bring Me Home Campaign…and I’m even more excited to tell you all about it!
On Sunday, June 10th Paul Konerko and Gordon Beckham invite you to join their team as they step up to the plate to help Illinois’ foster kids. Meet and mingle with Chicago White Sox superstars Paul Konerko and Gordon Beckham as they host the 6th Annual Bring Me Home Campaign Grand Slam Party at Rockit Bar & Grill from 6-8pm. Proceeds from this event benefit the foster care programs of Children’s Home + Aid, a leading child and family service agency.
Paul Konerko and Jim Thome launched the Bring Me Home Campaign in 2007, and in 2010 Gordon Beckham joined the Campaign to raise support for the needs of foster children through public awareness, advocacy and fundraising efforts, while also helping foster children and families directly through holiday gift drives and back-to-school shopping sprees.
To purchase tickets to the Grand Slam Party or to see how you can get involved with the Bring Me Home Campaign click here!
Here’s some more information about Children’s Home + Aid:
Each year Children’s Home + Aid serves nearly 40,000 children and families in need. Through its dedicated team of volunteers and staff who deliver more than 70 comprehensive social service programs throughout 40 Illinois counties, Children’s Home + Aid helps children and families overcome the overwhelming obstacles of poverty, abuse and neglect. Children’s Home + Aid is a compassionate advocate for the welfare of children and families. It is recognized as a leading social service agency because it continues to provide quality services to children and families, helping them to achieve healthy family structures and self-sufficiency.
By: Cara Dickerson
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