Tuesday, December 20, 2011

What to Get the Person Who Has Everything? Greek Food? Fun? An Opportunity to Help?

It is that time of the year when you may be searching for gift ideas for a few more people. Let me offer dinner at Santorini’s and the soon to be completed Southeast Community Services Youth Center as a terrific choice that is sure to fit.

I serve on the board of SECS and last year we arranged our event to celebrate the re-opening of Santorini’s after their unfortunate fire earlier that Fall. This year’s “Fire and Ice” theme is to remember the fire but really focus on an old building in Fountain Square, on Shelby Street across from SECS, that is in the midst of being salvaged and turned into a youth center and community meeting space. While the building is being funded by SEND and United Way, we need resources to help equip it and expand the programs that will happen there. The number of children and youth in that neighborhood is exploding and we have such an opportunity.

Last year, I was excited to see a number of friends from the nonprofit community in attendance and hope you’ll consider joining us this year. For $50 a seat, you get a great Santorini’s meal, an opportunity to learn more about SECS and the youth center, and a fun bag of surprises. Sunday night, January 29, 5:30pm until we’re finished, the place is all ours. FMI and to make your reservation, go here.
You can also join in as a sponsor for only $100.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year,

Bryan Orander
President of Charitable Advisors and Publisher, Not-for-Profit News

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