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.

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Michelle in Training

If you’re an avid reader of this blog, you’ve heard (well, read) me state several times that we need to provide positive role models that our young women can look up to-women they can be proud of-women they can hope to aspire to be one day.  Well, my friend Kelley, along with some of her friends, have taken those thoughts and beliefs and decided to do something about it. 

Michelle in Training (aka [MiT]) is a program that not only exposes girls to women who are independent, educated, and innovative; it also teaches girls the skills that they will need in order to be successful, regardless of their background. 

For the next 25 days, MiT is having a campaign to have 500 supporters give $25.  If you feel so inclined, which I hope you do, please visit Michelle in Training here to donate.  Also, to find out more about Michelle in Training, including its inspiration, goals, and plans, visit their website

I do hope you’ll join me in donating.  This is an amazing cause, and I plan on being involved for the long haul.  I hope you’ll do the same.  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city

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.

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

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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 Inc. hosts First Annual Fundraiser

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

E-mail: latoya.grant@benevoleinc.org

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 latoya.grant@benevoleinc.org