When leaders at Seacoast Church in Mount Pleasant, SC read the statistic that North Charleston was the 7th most dangerous city in America, they quickly agreed that something had to be done. No reason exists why we should comfortably and lavishly live within 20 miles of this obviously distressed city. Within a few months, pastors and community volunteers joined together to launch what is now known as the North Charleston Dream Center. This center presently operates a medical clinic, a food pantry, and a clothes closet on top of its weekly services and outreach ministries. They are feeding, tutoring, and mentoring children so we can begin the process of breaking the cycle of poverty and violence. And the response from the North Charleston community has been incredible. Through a monthly “Adopt-a-Block” outreach ministry, volunteers are venturing into some of the most discouraged communities and offering hope. Most of these families are not unlike millions around the country–they have been beaten down by our economy and are struggling to provide for their families. Either unemployed or underemployed, these families know what it is to be in need and The North Charleston Dream Center is doing everything they can to help satisfy some of those needs. This Christmas, as you think back to your past year, you may find more understanding and empathy than in years past. This has been a difficult year for a lot of families and it is the perfect time to come together for such a worthy cause.
(www.seacoast.org- North Charleston Campus)
And so, with that end in mind, I invite you to come to Christmas With A Cause! On December 11th, from 8:00 pm- 11:00 pm, Granville’s Restaurant will be Partnering with the North Charleston Dream Center to raise money for families in need. For $10 at the door, you will enjoy a night of Trae Wilson’s culinary masterpieces and music with ALL of the proceeds going to families in our community. You will be able to connect with the individual stories of the families and with the vision of the Dream Center, write letters, and give more if you feel led. You will leave knowing that you have been a part of something truly magical. And, if that’s not enough, there will also be incredible door prizes that range from restaurant gift certificates to overnight stays at some of our city’s top hotels…perfect for Holiday gifts! So be sure to RSVP and reserve your spot now! The official invitation is on Facebook.
What: Christmas With A Cause: A Gala Benefiting Local Families In Need
When: December 11, 2009 8:00 pm -11:00 pm
Where: Granville’s Cafe at 730 Rutledge Ave. Charleston, SC
How Much: $10 at the door, cash bar, and GREAT door prizes!
Why: The fantastic cause of giving Christmas to families in need!
For more information, to donate or get involved, please contact Rebecca Linenger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Door Prizes Include:
*One-night Stay at the Inn at Middleton Place
*One-night Stay at Renaissance Hotel Downtown
*$100 Gift Certificate to Style Exchange
*Lily Pulitzer Duffel Bag from Palm Avenue
*Two rounds of golf at Patriot’s Point
*Haircut ($60) and $125 in Products from Salon Couture
*Gift Certificate to Two Brunettes
* Design Consultation from Riverside Designers
*3 training sessions with Strategic Fitness, Old Village Mt. Pleasant (2 packages of 3 sessions)
*2 pair of beautiful earrings from Lil Bit Jewelry
*Several Restaurants and boutique gift certificates still flowing in!