Dear Loyal Punch Readers,
As you may know, I recently volunteered to read to some very cute children at Bright Beginnings for Read Across America Month. Bright Beginnings is a child and family development center serving homeless infants, toddlers and preschoolers and their families. During the last 20 years, they have provided a comprehensive range of free, year-around educational, therapeutic, health and family services for more than 2,000 homeless children.
I am writing today to ask you to be a sponsor and donor for Bright Beginningsâ€™ 2011 Parent Auction on June 28, 2011. The Parent Auction rewards their most active and involved parents for finding and keeping jobs, volunteering in classrooms, attending weekly support group meetings, participating in parenting, health, child development and other training workshops and making many decisions that will stabilize their families.
There are many ways for you to help the most vulnerable families in our community by supporting their Parent Auction:
- Make a donation to help homeless children and their families.
- Donate products from our wish list (EASY WAY TO HELP!)
- Purchase gift cards from Safeway, Giant, Target, and CVS (preferred) or from Payless, Marshallâ€™s, Benâ€™s Chili Bowl, Eatonville, Ben & Jerryâ€™s, Starbucks, McDonaldâ€™s, Wendyâ€™s, Best Buy, Five Guys, TGI Fridayâ€™s, Subway, Busboys and Poets, Dunkin Donuts, AMC or Regal Movie passes, Chipotle, Family Dollar, etc.
Please mail your donations to Bright Beginnings, Attn. Emma Kupferman, 128 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Please join me in creating sunny starts for the children and families of Bright Beginnings.
Also, if you have any books for 0-5 years old that you know you won’t need anymore, please feel free to drop them off to.Â I just received a very generous bag full of children’s books to give to Bright Beginnings.Â They encourage kids to read so much, that at the “library” children actually may keep the books, instead of having to feel like they need to return them, thus there’s room for more all of the time.Â Finally, if you are interested in reading to the children, as Ashley Taylor, Jan Cousteau and I did, please contact them. It’s fun, the children are adorable and so sweet and interested and staff so very grateful for your time.
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a leading source of information for the “who, what, when, and where” of Washington, DC’s elite social, professional, and philanthropic scene, which she founded in November of 2006. In 2012 she launched Pacific Punch, based in Los Angeles. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, Virginia and when she’s not out on the town, she’s reading or writing while sipping fine wine, or traveling the country and the world ISO adventures, beauty, fun, food, style, libations, music, and the good life. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.