As we inch closer to the holiday season, there is a heightened level of attention paid to different areas of concern. The issues that impact young people, adults, families, and all other demographics ranges from health, access to information, and the larger need for access to resources grounded in one’s overall health and well-being.
One of the focus areas during the holiday season is that of hunger. And an organization which not only focuses on it during the holidays, but year-round, is I Care Atlanta, Inc.
Under the leadership of Mr. Anthony Delgado, the organization is hosting its gala on November 15th. Under the theme of “A Heart for Caring”, the event is part-celebration for the leadership and vision of Delgado, but more of a means to continue to share their story of impact and generate the support needed in helping combat hunger and lack of access to food.
“We are dedicated to our larger goal of preventing hunger; our event is a way to draw more awareness of this issue and generate more support to combat this problem”, notes Delgado.
The event takes place at Future Vision (1212 Fowler St NW in Atlanta) and opens with a VIP reception at 6pm. The main event starts at 7pm and includes a high-quality array of a live band and dancing, along with passed hors d’oeuvres.
General admission tickets for the semi-formal attired event are $50 per person; VIP tickets are $100 per person and include a five-course chef prepared dinner. There are sponsorship opportunities available; for more information for tickets and sponsorships, readers are encouraged to contact the organization’s director of programs, Stephanie Stevens, at Stephanie@icareatlanta.org.
Since 2006, the non-profit has served more than 300,000 families and donated more than 300 tons of food. In addition to its mission and focus of helping stabilize lives and preventings homelessness by feeding the food insecure in Metro-Atlanta via its means of distribution (i.e. through distribution of groceries, cooked foods, and links to resources that will result in self-sufficiency), the organization takes it a step further by helping support others with food resources, including Celebrity-Giving.
As is the case with any gala, a fun, festive time in a refined and semi-formal setting is usually a good way to spend an evening. Celebrating the accomplishments of others, including ASalute2U Award recipient Anthony Delgado, is an even nicer thing. But more important in the ability to lend a helping hand to those in need, especially for those where food access is not an after-thought, but thought about far too often.
November 15th is an opportunity to care and combat hunger; it’s a head-start to have a heart.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The event has been rescheduled to April 2015. It is not taking place this Saturday, November 15th.