Southern Nevada Children First – 2nd Annual Kidnapped For A Cause
You may or may not know when I first started back at the end of 2008 as Your Virtual Girl Friday a Social Media Marketing Specialist and in February of 2009 after speaking to one of my dearest friends I made via social media Kim Doyal AKA The WordPress Chick who suggested I purchased the domain name for The Las Vegas Tweetup. I had already been aware of Southern Nevada Children First. I first met Monique Harris participating as a vendor for TS (which I am no longer associated with due to a greedy upline, I digress back on track not about me moment) in her BBQ Cook Off to raise funds. I have been honored to hold a tweetup with @nakedcitypizzaLV and at @sloppijos for a diaper drive to benefit this organization.
Why I fell in love with this charity’s mission, I am a mom of 4 girls and 1 boy (blended family, yours, mine, and ours). When your a mom you can’t help but to fall in love with an organization that loves children.
The mission of SNCF is to “strengthen the lives of children and families” by providing pregnant and parenting homeless youth with safe, structured and positive living environments that encourage the development of the skills necessary to successfully transition to self-sufficiency.
Below you will find a press release that you can help “Spread the Link Love”. Tweet with them on Twitter @Children1stNV give them some “Like Love” on Facebook. Meanwhile, watch this video where Monique is being interviewed and fall in love with her and her nonprofit, I am sure it will move your heart.
For immediate released
2nd Annual “Kidnapped for a Cause”
to support Southern Nevada Children First
October 5, 2012
On Friday October 5, 2012 starting at 3pm, Southern Nevada Children First (SNCF) will be organizing their 2nd annual “Kidnapped for a Cause” event in Las Vegas. Local business and community leaders will volunteer to be “kidnapped for a cause” and taken to an undisclosed location (shhh it’s Hennessey’s Tavern lounge on Fremont Street). These participants will have to call family, friends and co workers to try and raise their “ransom money”. “Ransom money” is set at $1500 per participant. This amount sponsors a young mother who is ready to move into her own apartment with her baby after successfully graduating from SNCF’s Life skills and Transitional Housing program. From 5-7pm please come celebrate the release of our victims during an open bar at the Hennessey’s Tavern lounge on Fremont Street, individual donations in cash, check or credit card will be accepted.
SNCF is a local 501©3 non-profit organization, that provides long- term transitional living and life skills training to homeless pregnant and parenting teens and young adults, ages 16-22. The mission of SNCF is to “strengthen the lives of children and families” by providing pregnant and parenting homeless youth with safe, structured and positive living environments that encourage the development of the skills necessary to successfully transition to self-sufficiency. All proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to fund SNCF’s work.
In 2011 over 270 mothers and children have been assisted, of which 11 young ladies have transitioned to independent housing, 65 girls have successfully reconnected to education, 86 have received quality work experience and 17 young women have been reconnected to their friends or families.
Visit www.childrenfirst-nv.org or visit “Southern Nevada Children First” on Facebook