Some are aware of the wide range of topics that are attached to the city of Atlanta. While boasting impressive titles as having one of the largest and busiest airports in the country (Hartsfield-Jackson), it also boasts the title as being one of the main hubs of human trafficking, specifically sex trafficking of children.
As the holidays approach, these and other issues are accentuated just as readily as the festive nature that comes with this time of year. Next weekend, The LynGord Foundation is doing its part in heightening awareness of this issue, as well as lending support to community entities that are dedicated in combating this problem.
On Friday, November 7th, as part of its Mine, Not Yours Project (to combat child sex trafficking), the nonprofit is hosting its First Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction at Andrews Upstairs (Andrews Entertainment Center, 56 E Andrews Dr NW in Atlanta). The after-7 attired event takes place from 6-10:30pm and provides a mature yet festive event to not only learn more about the issue, but to lend support for efforts in countering it.
Complete with hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment, a live artist painting (by Rens Work), a silent auction, and cash bar, it is a sound way to kick off the weekend’s festivities. General admission tickets are $25 per person, and VIP tickets are available for $50 per person; online purchases are available (click HERE).
The next day (November 8th) provides their concluding event at the CHRIS Kids Center (1017 Fayetteville Road SE in Atlanta) from 1-4pm. Their youth rally provides children and adults a wide range of activities which consist of live music and performances, a dj, speakers, and raffles.
Saturday’s event is free and open to the public. Those attending are asked to bring toiletries to lend support and resources to children and others, as they are to help support the efforts of CHRIS Kids and their work with youth in need.
“Once you start to live a selfless life, you begin to be grateful for what you DO have”, notes founder K. Lyn Gordon. Through this project, The CaterFly Project (which provides support opportunities for children in subpar environments and neighborhoods), and others throughout the year, the foundation’s efforts to lend support to community-based groups dedicated to advocacy for children in combating homelessness and child abuse through the means of mentoring and training for their long-term success are a staple in the immediate and surrounding community.
Next weekend is an opportunity to make it more than just them; it’s a chance to make it about your support for the greater good.