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Arlington-VA Fundraiser Catering Reception

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Doorways for Women and Families-Breakfast in Arlington-VA

It was such a pleasure to be part of this event again. We started very early in the morning (4:00am) to be able to serve 300 people a plated breakfast, but it was certainly worth it. For such a great cause, we would do this any day … and everyday!

Who doesn’t envision a community where all people live free of violence and have safe and stable housing?

Who doesn’t see a future without homelessness – or domestic violence? And it’s why Doorways for women and families offer safe shelter and housing. Life-changing support services. And community advocacy.

Their Approach … there is no single cause of family homelessness, and no single service that can help families overcome their barriers to independence. Family trauma impacts nearly every aspect of family functioning, so their services target to multiple life areas for adults and children. You’ll find services that are comprehensive, family-centered and strength-based.

Their work continues until individuals and families demonstrate skills to sustain independence and family safety – a contrast to many programs with strict time limits on participation. Simply put, they have not succeeded if one family returns to homelessness or unsafe housing.

See pics below-as well as a thank you note from our client.

Hi  Keula & Charla
I want to thank you both for helping Doorways put on an incredible event yesterday.  Our guests had a wonderful time and everything went very smoothly.  Thank you for your support in helping us share the work we do with the community.Thank you,Heather

Centerpieces Handmade Craft by Children of Affected Families

Escuela Bolivia 2011 Gala – Celebrating Families – Fathers Matter

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

I immigrated to the U.S. from Brazil, so I understand the importance of this cause for immigrants that arrive in this country – leaving their loved ones behind and having to start a new life and learn a different culture.

The mission of Education of Escuela Bolivia is to empower Latino children, youth and families through education and leadership development to succeed and contribute to their community while teaching others about the Latin American Culture.

This year they are celebrating fathers who are committed to participating in their children’s education by honoring fathers who participate in their programs. Responsible fatherhood is a key ingredient in the development of children and the health of a community as a whole. In fact, fathers who enjoy a loving, nurturing relationship with their children have important opportunities in influencing the direction children take in their lives. The families, teachers, and volunteers know that young people whose fathers are actively involved in their lives have greater self-confidence, perform better in school, and are better able to avoid risky behaviors.

See the pics below:

Vegetables Crudites

An array of fresh fruit

Arlington County Board Member Walter Tejada.