Benevole, Inc. Silent Auction

Contact: LaToya Grant                                           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

E-mail: latoya.grant@benevoleinc.org

SILENT AUCTION BENEFITS UPCOMING FUNDRAISER

Benevole, Inc. is hosting “A Black and White Affair: A Tribute to MLK” on Saturday, January 15 at Project 4 Gallery, located at 1353 U Street NW, Suite 302, in Washington.  Proceeds from the event will benefit DC Central Kitchen.  In addition to the event, Gregory McLellan, a New York based artist, has donated one of his paintings to this fundraiser.  The painting, titled “I Will Dematerialize”, is medium oil and enamel on wood panel and is 24” x 84”.  Valued at $5,000, the bidding will start at $1,000.  The painting will be on display at Project 4 Gallery from Saturday, January 8 at 12 noon until Saturday, January 15 at 6:30 pm, before the commencement of the actual event.  Those interested in viewing the painting and bidding will be able to do so during this time.  The winning bid and bid winner will be announced during the event on Saturday night. 

For more information regarding Benevole, Inc., please visit the website at www.benevoleinc.org

# # #

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

Benevole Hosts 2nd Fundraiser

Contact: LaToya Grant                                            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

E-mail: latoya.grant@benevoleinc.org

 BENEVOLE, INC. HOSTS BLACK & WHITE AFFAIR FUNDRAISER

Benevole, Inc. is hosting its 2ND fundraiser “A Tribute to MLK-A Black and White Affair” on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at Project 4 Gallery (1353 U St. NW, Washington, DC) from 7-11 pm.  The donation per person is $35, and the evening includes heavy hors d’ouvre and an open bar.  Attendees are asked to wear black and white chic attire.  Proceeds from this event will go to DC Central Kitchen, whose mission is to use food as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds, and build communities.  DC Central Kitchen provides a comprehensive continuum of care to the people. Services include serving breakfast and providing outreach and counseling services to chronically homeless people living on the streets.  Each day 3,000 pounds of food are converted into 4,500 meals that are distributed to 100 shelters, transitional homes, and rehabilitation clinics throughout the DC area. 

President and Co-Founder George L. Slaughter states, “At Benevole, we seek to help bridge the gap between beneficiaries and benefactors by supporting and advocating for our existing non-profits.  During this MLK Holiday we could not find a more fitting organization than DC Central Kitchen that answers the question ‘What are we doing for others?’(MLK).”  Current sponsors include Urban Enterprise, Project 4 Gallery and Strategic Technology Institute, Inc. 

Tickets for the event can be purchased on-line at http://www.benevoleinc.org/Events.html and must be secured by January 8.  For more information regarding Benevole, Inc., please visit the website at www.benevoleinc.org

# # #

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