Something Close To My Heart


So a few months ago I was asked by a dear friend and amazing community advocate, if I would donate my time and Chair an auction committee for a non profit organization called Florence Crittenton. The woman that asked me to come on board knew my time was precious and packed with events but knew I would fall in love with the organization and invited me for a tour of the agency. Upon my tour I was particularly touched by a young girl who lived in one of the on site group homes... let's call her Dani. Dani had come from such a hard childhood and was now growing into a tremendously powerful and positive young woman. Due to her determination and aspirations to be a success with the help of Florence Crittenton she will graduate this spring from high school with aspirations for college. Without going into to much detail this young lady came from a very bad place and really if it hadn't been for Florence Crittenton opening a new door with amazing opportunity, she would no doubt be locked up or a drug addict, or even worse, dead. It brought immediate tears to my eyes (and still does) as I heard her story of struggle and survival. She said, "I was a loser with no future or dreams until I came to Florence Crittenton". She went on and on about how the agency changed her life and how she will forever be affected by the teachers, peers, leaders, volunteers and donors that opened the door for a new life. So needless to say, after the tour and lots of tears of joy, I decided to help in this crusade of assisting with the auction fundraiser. I would like to invite you to be involved. Whether it be donating an auction item, buying a ticket and attending or being a is an opportunity for your involvement and an investment in our future.
Here are the event details:
Event Title: 5th Annual Teaming Up for Kids! Luncheon

Event Description: The 5th Annual Luncheon will welcome actress and native Phoenician Lynda Carter, as our Keynote Speaker. We are thrilled to have "Good Day New York" anchor Jodi Applegate as our emcee. Last year's luncheon was a huge success and raised nearly $481,000 to directly support the boys, girls, and families whose lives are touched by Florence Crittenton's programs and services. Please mark your calendar now and don't miss this special afternoon!

Hosted by: Florence Crittenton

Benefiting: Florence Crittenton

Location: The Phoenician

Time: 10:30am - 1:45pm

Cost: Individual Tickets - $250/Group & Corporate Tables - $2,500-$20,000

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