Commit2Change October 7, 2014 Commit2Change “Going to school is like walking through a magic door to your dreams.” Malala Yousafzai As you may know, education for young girls in some countries is a considered a luxury, even an out-of-reach pipe dream, that is often withheld to keep women down. Malala Yousafzai‘s Nobel Peace Prize last week is a testament of hope to constant battle that girls around the world face. I recently quit my career in advertising to pursue my own dreams in event design and management, and take some time to give back to the community in ways that I wasn’t able to before because of time constraints. I found a locally- founded organization, Commit2Change, to team up with. Our organization’s mission is to provide secondary education and housing for orphaned and abandoned girls in India. Commit2Change works with a number of centers in India to give our girls that same hope so that they can dream of a better future. Here is a link to our website to learn more about Commit2Change, see our girls and the impact our supporters have on their lives. http://www.commit2change.org This Friday, October 17 is our Fourth Annual Fundraising Gala. This year’s event is a Costume Ball at Morgan Street Studios in Fulton Market (456 N Morgan). The event runs from 7:30pm – 11:30pm. Delicious food and tempting signature cocktails are sure to delight – we’ll have food catered by Food First and a designer dessert table by Frost Cake Designs. We will also have pop-ups food stands by Taco Joint, Glazed and Infused, and Pranzi. We’ll have DJ Rob Nice, DJ for the Chicago Bulls, spinning all night, and I guarantee that Halloween favorites like Thriller and the Monster Mash are on the must-play list. Of course, no costume party is not complete without a photo booth to capture ghoulish and gorgeous costumes, so be sure to get fancy. And finally, we’re going to have a fantastic silent auction, with items donated by our amazing neighborhood partners: Chicago Bulls · Chicago Blackhawks · Noble Grape · RPM · Beatrix · Paris Club · Stella Barra and Summer House · Hub 51 · Blowout Junkie · Zanies Comedy Club Tickets are $150 with pre-sale tickets and $175 at the door. To purchase tickets, you can visit our EventBrite page here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/commit2change-4th-annual-fundraising-gala-tickets-13172524375 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.