Benevole Hosts Walk-A-Mile 2 in Atlanta

So, I’m a HORRIBLE person for not sharing this with you guys earlier!  Benevole, an organization near and dear to my heart for multiple reasons, is hosting its 2nd fundraiser in Atlanta this weekend.  Your favorite Southerner girl will be back in the “real” South this weekend! 🙂  And Southern Mom is coming down!  For those of you in the “A”, I truly hope you all will purchase a ticket and support Families First, one of Atlanta’s oldest non-profits.  All proceeds (yes, 100% of ticket sales) go straight to Families First!  How many non-profits do you know of can say that?!?!  Anywho, read the press release, and go to the website and buy your ticket!  I look forward to seeing ALL of you on Saturday!

Contact: LaToya Grant                                                       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

E-mail: latoya.grant@benevoleinc.org

BENEVOLE RETURNS TO ATLANTA FOR A NIGHT TO REMEMBER

Atlanta, GA (May 1, 2012)

Join Washington, DC based  Benevole, Inc. as it host its 2nd Walk-a-Mile in  Someone’s Shoes (Walk-A-Mile 2) Fundraiser and Cocktail Social on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the AtlantaPerimeter Hotel & Suites from 7-11 pm with a preceding VIP reception for sponsors. The donation per person is $25, and the evening includes heavy hors d’oeuvre and an open bar. In keeping true with the organization’s mission of supporting existing non-profits, proceeds from this event will go to Families First, a non-profit in the Metro Atlanta area that has been in existence for over 120 years. Families First, originally an orphanage for homeless girls, has continued to evolve with each decade to respond to the changing needs of family. Today, Families First provides solutions to over 40,000 Georgia residents; these children and families face some of life’s greatest challenges. Benevole CEO and co-founder, George L. Slaughter, stated that he hopes “to raise both awareness and funds for this great non-profit” and “desires to become the bridge between the benefactor and the beneficiary”. Slaughter and co-founder Jason Smith* created Benevole to advance human rights by meeting immediate needs and building lasting partnerships with community organizations operating on the front-lines. Benevole has three pillars on which it focuses – education, health, and hunger. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.benevoleinc.org and must be secured no later than June 9, 2012. High heel shoes are mandatory for men and women. No photography will be allowed. Those seeking to make donations may to do so by visiting the website above and clicking on the donation link.

For free food and an open bar, you can’t beat $25… #IJS  And you’ll feel good on the inside.  Not just because you have a full belly and you’re relaxed-but because you were selfless, looked outside of yourself, and gave back to those who have a little less than you.  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!

*Name has been changed.

Benevole and Al Sura, Inc. Host Synergy Happy Hour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: LaToya Grant                                                          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

E-mail: latoya.grant@benevoleinc.org

BENEVOLE AND ALSURA, INC. HOST SYNERGY HAPPY HOUR

Washington, DC (November 3, 2011) – Join Washington, DC based Al Sura, Inc. and Benevole, Inc. as both organizations host Synergy Happy Hour on Friday, November 11, 2011 from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm at the Lace Lounge & Bar, located at 2214 Rhode Island Ave, NE, Washington, DC.
Both organizations invite the greater DC area to meet the directors and staff of both organizations and to learn firsthand of the works each non-profit has accomplished in our nation’s capital.  Al Sura, Inc., which promotes grassroots communication, education, and awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS within the African-American community, is a natural partner for Benevole, Inc., whose vision is to remove all health barriers so every individual may receive adequate care.  A $10.00 donation will be taken at this event to benefit the works of both organizations.  For more information about Benevole, Inc., visit them on the web at www.benevoleinc.org or e-mail latoya.grant@benevoleinc.org.

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Benevole, Inc.’s mission is to advance human rights by meeting immediate needs and building lasting partnerships with community organizations operating on the front-lines.   The vision is enacted with an understanding of the inter-relationships between the various issues Benevole addresses and by a commitment to working in partnership with organizations at the local and regional levels who share the organization’s goals.

Benevole Celebrates One Year of Service

 

Contact: LaToya Grant                                                                                                   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

E-mail: latoya.grant@benevoleinc.org

 

BENEVOLE, INC. CELEBRATES ONE YEAR OF SERVICE

Washington, DC (September 9, 2011) – Join Washington, DC based Benevole, Inc. as it celebrates one year of service on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at Ping Pong Dim Sum, located at One Dupont Circle, from 7:01 pm until 10:31 pm.  Attendees will be able to meet the Benevole team, learn more about the organization, and discover how to become involved.  Event goers can anticipate a fun and eventful evening, complete with mingling with other professionals in the DC area who are concerned about the issues important to the Benevole family, including hunger, homelessness, and health, and discussing various means of addressing these issues, and finding out about Benevole’s upcoming events in early 2012 .   The event is free, but donations will be accepted.  For more information about Benevole, Inc., visit them on the web at www.benevoleinc.org or e-mail latoya.grant@benevoleinc.org.

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Benevole, Inc.’s mission is to advance human rights by meeting immediate needs and building lasting partnerships with community organizations operating on the front-lines.   The vision is enacted with an understanding of the inter-relationships between the various issues Benevole addresses and by a commitment to working in partnership with organizations at the local and regional levels who share the organization’s goals.

This Past Week in the News

Happy Saturday! I’m thoroughly enjoying my time in Atlanta, but I didn’t want to leave you all for too long!  Some pretty interesting things happened this week, so let’s do a quick re-cap!

First, the wedding of all weddings, according to some people, took place yesterday between Prince William and Kate Middleton.  I’m extremely happy for them and love it when people decide to share the rest of their lives with each other.  I’ve seen re-plays of the wedding and must admit it was a beautiful ceremony, although I don’t get into all the hype.  Her dress was beautiful, and her make-up looked very natural.  I wish them both a lifetime of happiness!

Next, devastating storms hit the South and parts of the Eastern seaboard earlier this week.  The videos and pictures of the destruction are pretty horrific.  Two schools in GA are closed for the remainder of the school year due to all of the damage. Please continue to pray for all of those affected by the storm.

The NFL Draft took place on Thursday.  That’s all well and good, but it means diddly-squat if the players remained locked out.  Pressing on…

I’m still pretty heated about President Obama revealing his birth certificate to shut up Donald Trump.  Unfortunately, it’s reminiscent of when free Blacks would have to show their “papers” to prove that they were in fact free.  I’m not going to talk about this, because I’ll get upset all over again.  I will say as much as I would like to see NeNe go off on Star tomorrow, I’m skipping “The Celebrity Apprentice”.  But I will be watching the Obamas on “Oprah” on Monday! 🙂

Lastly, a fun time was had by all at last night’s launch party of “Mood”, and I’m looking forward to the “Walk-A-Mile In Someone Else’s Shoes” fundraiser tonight benefitting Families First.  You still have time to make a donation.  Make sure you bring your heels! 🙂 I hope to see some of you all there!  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!

What’s Happening-Atlanta Edition

Happy Thursday!  If you are in the Atlanta area this weekend, you will have the opportunity to meet your favorite Southern girl at not one but TWO events! 

First, “Mood“, a fashion, entertainment, and business magazine based in Atlanta, GA, is hosting its official launch party tomorrow, April 29, at Luckie Food Lounge in Atlanta.  (Yours truly serves as a writer and editor for “Mood”.)   The party begins at 8 pm, and tickets are $10 and can be purchased here. Proceeds will benefit Benevole, Inc. and Families First, both non-profit organizations. 

Next, on Saturday, DC-based Benevole, Inc. will be hosting it’s third fundraiser “Walk-A-Mile In Someone Else’s Shoes-Atlanta”  at the Westin Peachtree Plaza.  The event is from 7-11 pm. Donations are $25 (go here to purchase your tickets), and proceeds benefit Families First.  The attire is cocktail, and all attendees must wear high heels; it’s called “Walk-A-Mile” for a reason! 😉  There will be an open bar and heavy hors d’ouvre. 

If you have ANY questions about either events, feel free to e-mail me at evolvingelle@yahoo.com.  Both “Mood” and Benevole can be found on Facebook and Twitter.  If you’re unable to attend either event but would like to donate, feel free to go to the site for “Mood” and Benevole and make a donation.  I’m really excited about both events.  Who doesn’t like giving back and having a good time doing it???

I would love to see you guys this weekend.  Both events are sure to be a lot of fun, plus you’ll get the chance to meet ME!  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!

What’s Hot in the Streets

For some reason, I always find out about things that are going on in the city (and elsewhere), but I don’t do a great job of sharing that with you guys.  Mainly because I’m selfish, hate crowds, and like to keep the good stuff to myself.  But I realized it’s not right to be selfish (most of the time), so today I’m sharing some events with you guys that will be going on in the DMV.  And most of them are FREE!

In case you didn’t know, my birthday is next month, and to start Birthday Month off right, tomorrow will be the commencement!  First, Ryan Leslie, one of my favorite singers and an awesome live performer, will be at The Park.  The event will is free; you just have to register here.   The Park can get crowded pretty quickly, so make sure you arrive early!  The next stop on my tour will be the Gentleman Jack-Arts, Beats, and Lyrics event.  Blending hip-hop, paintings, and photography, this is sure to be a pretty cool event, and I’m excited to attend.  When you register, you can bring a guest, but all attendees have to be at least 21. 

Lastly, just so you can get ready, for my friends in Atlanta, Benevole, Inc. is taking their successful fundraiser on the road.  Walk-A-Mile (in Someone Else’s Shoes)-Atlanta will be taking place on Saturday, April 30 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza.  To find out more information you can check out my previous post here and you can find out more about Benevole, Inc. on their site.  If you or your business are interested in serving as a sponsor, feel free to send me an e-mail. 🙂

That’s it for today!  What events are going on in your city?  Or what events did I miss that are happening in the DMV?  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!

One of my favorite Ryan Leslie songs!

Benevole Takes Fundraiser on the Road

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!!  Despite having to work, I had a great weekend! I was able to catch up with some of my linesisters, enjoyed a great dinner, and did a little club hopping!

You all have seen a few posts about Benevole, an organization based in DC that is dear to my heart.  We have had two successful events so far, and now we’re taking our show on the road!  Check out the below press release.  If you live in the ATL or are close by, I highly suggest you come and take part.  And you already know your favorite Southern Girl will be in the building!  🙂

Contact: LaToya Grant                                             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

E-mail: latoya.grant@benevoleinc.org

BENEVOLE, INC. TAKES SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISER ON THE ROAD

Atlanta, GA (March 01, 2011)  – Join Washington, DC based Benevole, Inc. as it host its Walk-a-Mile in Someone’s Shoes Fundraiser and Cocktail Social on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Atlanta, located at 210 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA from 7-11 pm.  The donation per person is $25, and the evening includes heavy hors d’ouvre and an open bar.  In keeping true with the organizations mission of supporting existing non-profits, proceeds from this event will go to Families First, a non-profit in the Metro Atlanta area that has been in existence for over 120 years. Families First, originally an orphanage for homeless girls, has continued to evolve with each decade to respond to the changing needs of family.  Today, Families First provides solutions to over 40,000 Georgia residents; these children and families face some of life’s greatest challenges.  Benevole president, George L. Slaughter, stated that he hopes “to raise both awareness and funds for this great non-profit” and “desires to become the bridge between the benefactor and the beneficiary”. Slaughter and CEO/Executive Director Jason Smith* created Benevole to advance human rights by meeting immediate needs and building lasting partnerships with community organizations operating on the front-lines.  Benevole has three pillars on which they focus-education, health and hunger.  Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.benevoleinc.org and must be secured no later than April 15.  High heel shoes are mandatory for men and women.  No photography will be allowed.

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If you would like more information regarding Benevole, Inc. or the aforementioned fundraiser, please contact LaToya Grant, Director of Communications, at latoya.grant@benevoleinc.org.

*Name has been changed.