Yes, you all are quite lucky-two posts from your girl in one day! And don’t get your hopes up, this is not related to the reunion…I’ve actually decided that’ll be my Way Back Wednesday post! 🙂 In any event, this post will highlight an organization that has become near and dear to me!
Benevole, Inc. is the brain child of George Slaughter, originally from Chicago. George has always been in the business of giving back. He and his parents began volunteering and serving the Chicago community when he was young. After losing both parents, his father when he was 10 and his mother when he was 18, George kept that giving spirit. During his undergrad years, he began working with orphans and continued this work after he graduated. He started “Belk Cares” to raise awareness for orphans and was able to have his company host a Christmas party for kids instead of just giving the toys to faceless names. He also hosted Families First in Atlanta each year he lived there. Now in the District, George has decided to continue his philanthropic work. To find out more about the event, read below. And don’t forget to purchase your ticket. This is sure to be an event you don’t want to miss!
Contact: LaToya Grant
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BENEVOLE, INC. HOSTS FIRST ANNUAL FUNDRAISER
Benevole, Inc. is hosting its First Annual “Walk-a-Mile in Someone’s Shoes” Fundraiser and Cocktail Social on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Hotel Rouge (1315 16th St. NW, Washington, DC) from 7-11 pm. The donation per person is $25, and the evening includes heavy hors d’ouvre and an open bar. High heel shoes are mandatory for men and women. No photography will be allowed, and all cell phones will be checked at the door. In keeping true with the organizations mission of meeting the operational needs of existing non-profits, 100% of the proceeds from the event will go to N Street Village, which empowers low-income and homeless women to achieve their highest quality of life by offering various services to its clients.
According to Co-Founder and President George L. Slaughter, Benevole, which is French for “volunteer”, hopes “to raise awareness about existing non-profits” and “desires to become the bridge between the benefactor and the beneficiary”. Slaughter created Benevole to give back to the community. The organization has four pillars on which they focus-women, children, homelessness, and health. Tickets for the event can be purchased from this site http://www.benevoleinc.org/Events.html and must be secured by September 30. For more information regarding Benevole, Inc., please visit the website at www.benevoleinc.org.
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If you would like more information regarding Benevole, Inc. or the above mentioned fundraiser, please contact LaToya Grant, Director of Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org