A Night of Royalty

Have you ever been uncomfortable?  Have you ever been in the hot seat?  Have you done something you felt awkward doing, but you knew it needed to be done?  Have you ever volunteered yourself to stand up for something greater than you?  Well, that’s what the Co-Founder and President of Benevole, Inc. George L. Slaughter wants attendees to take away from the upcoming event “A Night of Royalty”.  The event will benefit N Street Village, a non-profit organization in DC, which assists women with overcoming homelessness, addiction, and mental illness, among offering other services.  All attendees, even the men, must wear women’s shoes.  Why?  Well, it’s very simple.  The women who are clients of N Street Village have to be uncomfortable.  They have to do things that they may not want to do.  But in order to provide a better life for themselves and their families, they make necessary sacrifices.  And while wearing women’s shoes for 3 hours can’t hold a candle to the things these women have experienced in their lives, we can sacrifice ourselves for just a small amount of time to remember the women of N Street Village.  If you want to attend, which I hope you will, please see the details below.  (And if any bloggers in the DMV would like to serve as official press for the event, please e-mail latoya.grant@benevoleinc.org.) 

Contact: LaToya Grant                                                                   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

E-mail: latoya.grant@benevoleinc.org

BENEVOLE HOSTS A NIGHT OF ROYALTY   

Washington, DC (December 15, 2011) – Join Washington, DC based Benevole, Inc. as it hosts A Night of Royalty, an event to benefit the women of N Street Village, on Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 7:00 until 10:00 pm at The Dunes, 1402 Meridian Place NW, Washington, DC.  The donation per person is $25, and the evening includes heavy hors d’ouvre.  High heel shoes are mandatory for men and women, and no photography will be allowed.

A Night of Royalty was originally conceived to pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  According to Benevole President and Co-Founder, George L. Slaughter, the event is now “a celebration of women and assisting them as they reclaim their highest quality of life.  The evening will pay homage to the queens of N Street Village who are being empowered, in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.” 

Benevole, along with the District’s very own queen, Miss Black DC USA 2012 Amina L. Gilyard, will bring awareness to N Street Village for its outstanding contributions to the women of the Washington Metro Area.  The Benevole team is happy to announce The Dunes as the Platinum Sponsor for the event.  For sponsorship opportunities and ticketing information, please visit Benevole on the web at www.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.

Post-Event Wrap Up

This was a BUSY weekend for Benevole, Inc.!!!!  I am so happy to be a part of a great organization that focuses on giving back.   In case you missed my previous post, Benevole, a new non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, aims to be the bridge between the benefactor and the beneficiary.   Benevole had it’s inaugural event this Saturday, Walk-A-Mile in Someone Else’s Shoes, and it was amazing.

Supporters and friends of co-founders Jason Smith* and George L. Slaughter were able to come to Hotel Rouge on Saturday night and enjoy great company, good food, and specialty drinks, all for a good cause.  The event was well attended, and it’s safe to say all in attendance had a great time.  Two representatives from N Street Village, which was the beneficiary of the proceeds from Saturday’s event, were able to come and mingle with patrons as well as share important information about the great works going on at this non-profit social services organization for women.  Before the night was over, Benevole, Inc. presented a check for $1,000 to N Street Village.  Jason and George were ecstatic with the outcome and the support from friends.

It’s always a blessing to be able to help others, and the attendees at Saturday’s event were able to do so in style.  Stay tuned for more activities and opportunites to give coming from Benevole, Inc.  I can tell you next year’s event is already scheduled for October 1, 2011, so get ready!  If you would like more information, would like to contact anyone, or to make a donation at Benevole, visit the website here.   Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!

*Name has been changed.