Friday, March 16, 2012

Bon Voyage with Betterment

The thing that has amazed me the most through this whole experience is how much support we have received.  I know I sound like a broken record, but it has meant so much to Jeremy and me to have this network of people routing for us.  It was amazing to be in North Carolina and be wrapped in the love and support from Ashley’s group of friends, family and supports.  And now that we are home, we are being showered with love from our own friends and family.  My sister even set up a food sign up and we are covered for meals through the weekend.

One enormous blessing is taking place next Saturday….. Bon Voyage with Betterment.  Right before we left NC, I received a phone call from West Palm Beach’s local chapter of Community Betterment.  They called to inform us that we had been chosen as their next immediate need receipt for their upcoming event.  Meaning they will help pay and cover expenses during Jeremy’s recovery now that we are home.  Ashley’s Kidney Cutie team did an AMAZING job fundraising and all their efforts have covered our expenses in NC and all the medical expenses.  Now in steps Community Betterment to financially cover our local recovery and those additional expenses that are not eligible under Ashley’s fundraising (COTA).  The day I got the phone call I was almost speechless.  Quite overwhelmed. I could not believe the assistance they were offering and how much people are rallying around us.  God has provided in so many ways and we have been so blessed to witness it!

Let me back up and tell you about Community BettermentThe Foundation for Community Betterment is a national organization dedicated to community enhancement by creating an immediate, positive impact on the lives of individuals or organizations that share our philanthropic vision, but who currently lack the means to succeed."  Community Betterment hosts a series of fundraising events to be able to provide assistance to individuals in our local communities who are having difficulties in life, be it from illness, natural disaster, poverty or just simple bad luck but have also demonstrated generosity, courage and commitment to charitable causes and community generosity, even in the face of their troubles. Betterment raises money to support a variety of individuals and organizations. Betterment recipients come in all shapes and sizes from young, old, large, small. Their hope is that support from Betterment will be a gift that keeps on giving -- when recipients continue to positively impact those around them.  Receipts must meet some basic requirements; Aid will make an immediate impact (there is an immediate need), the recipient is in the Betterment Network (comes recommended) and will be the gift that keeps on giving (receipt also give back to the community). I guess Jeremy and I fit that bill!   

Now for the fun stuff.  Community Betterment is hosting an event – their largest event yet!  And a percentage of the night – via ticket sales and raffle sales – will go to cover expenses during recovery.  So join us at 'Bon Voyage with Betterment' on March 24, 2012 at 256 Worth Ave. in Palm Beach (formerly known as the Gucci Courtyard). Come out to the event, have fun, give back and see us.  We will be there!

Bon Voyage with Betterment Party

Cocktails - Food - Entertainment - Music - Auctions
Saturday, March 24, 2012  6:00PM
Event Location: Gucci Courtyard off Worth Avenue, Palm Beach
Gucci Courtyard
Worth Avenue and Hibiscus Ave.
Palm Beach, FL 33480 
Win a Week's Getaway for TWO Anywhere in the U.S.!*

Purchase of Event ticket includes one raffle ticket for the week's getaway grand prize!
*Location of RCI timeshare and date to be determined by winner and subject to availability.  condo size may vary based on location/availability.  Size ranges from studio up to three bedroom.  Condo must be booked one month in advance of travel.  Travel must be completed by 3/24/13.  Includes two $250 flight vouchers.  You need not be present to win.

View the Facebook Invite HERE

Please click HERE to register for the event NOW and enter the RAFFLE! 

If you cannot attend the party but would like to donate to this event, you may do so by clicking HERE.

The Fun filled evening will include…. wine tasting by Pour Sip Savor, food by Cafe via Flora, sweets by The Sugar Monkey, entertainment and exciting auctions!

Each guest will automatically be entered into the raffle for a WEEK'S GETAWAY FOR TWO ANYWHERE in the U.S. where RCI Timeshares are available PLUS two $250 airline vouchers, as well other travel-related prizes available for raffle. Destinations include New York, Alaska, Hawaii, Colorado and many other desirable vacation spots!

GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY & SAVE! Tickets purchased by March 19th are $75 per person or $125 for two tickets AND includes one raffle ticket for a chance to win the getaway. Additional raffle tickets for the getaway are $25 each during the event. Tickets at the door are $90 per person or $150 per couple.

SPONSORS and DONATIONS currently include:
Cafe via Flora
Pour Sip Savor
The Sugar Monkey
Cory and Debbie Lipoff
Jeff Cole
Tito's Vodka
The Production Kitchen
Burton Handlesman
The Seagate Hotel & Spa in Delray Beach
The Islander Resort in Islamorada
Bulletproof Wines
Cafe Sapori
Helen Ficalora Jewelry
Key Leaf
Joy Palm Beach
DavidK Space
Hot Shots Paintball
Katydid Designs

Please click HERE to register for the event NOW and enter the RAFFLE! 

If you cannot attend the party but would like to donate to this event, you may do so by clicking here.

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