DC: Drinks for Dreams Fundraiser with DJ Jahsonic
by Winston "Stone" Ford
DC Area Young Professionals are Invited to Drink for Dreams
Washington, DC- April 28, 2010- If empowering the most isolated children on earth is a goal for DC area young professionals, then attending “Drinks for Dreams,” a fundraiser sponsored by non-profit Dreams for Kids, DC, will be the best way for them to do so. District Lounge in Adams Morgan is the venue. Friday, May 7, 2010 is the night. Dozens of DC area young professionals are expected to gather from 6-10pm to enjoy an ingenious blend of hip hop, soul, funk and rock from DJ Jahsonic (of Marvin Mondays), live art from local artists, signature cocktails, and of course each other, all while raising funds for the implementation of the second DC area Dream Leaders conference scheduled to take place in June. Although the title is “Drinks for Dreams,” this is definitely NOT an event you want to sleep on.
Dreams for Kids empowers youth living in poverty and those with disabilities, by uniting them with their peers, recognizing their abilities, and allowing their voices to be heard. Through dynamic service oriented programming, the most isolated young people from every community are reminded they have something to give. While fearlessly pursing their dreams, Dreams for Kids youth are leading others and compassionately changing the world.
Dreams for Kids provides one principle program designed for youth empowerment: Dream Leaders. Through this program, greatly diverse youth are united with each other and given opportunities to serve others both domestically and abroad. At the core of the program is the empowerment of what amounts to 60 % of the children alive today – those living in poverty or with a disability throughout the world (1.2 billion.). The intention of the program is to remind each young person that they have something to give as well as giving them opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others.
One hundred percent (100%) of the proceeds from “Drinks for Dreams” will go toward the next Dream Leaders conference in DC. Although this event is intended to raise funds, Dreams for Kids hopes that all of the attendees leave inspired to do more for their community. As past Dream Leader, Carrie articulates, “…to me being a Dream Leader means so much more than just raising money. In my eyes, it’s more about giving someone another person to talk to, giving them hope, and letting them know they CAN.”
For more information and to RSVP, please visit www.dreamsforkids.org/donatedc.