Money raised from the fundraiser "In Our Shoes," put on by PRO-Kids, Inc., will go to benefit children of Piedmont Elementary.
PRO-Kids is a non-profit organization nurtures 50 children each afternoon from 2 to 5 p.m. The corporation offers homework assistance, tutoring, structured enrichment activities, a hot balanced meal and a ride home. The services are free for the parents, who often can't afford child care.
This year's annual event is a Happy Hour mixer at Chef Ayman of Aladdin located at 3024 Chesterfield Avenue in Charleston. It runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday. The restaurant will prepare heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be open. A silent auction boasting numerous items, some as plush as Greenbrier vacation packages, runs to 7 p.m.
Tickets to get in are $35 and corporate sponsorships are $500. PRO-Kids said $25 of each ticket and a large portion of each corporate donation is tax deductible. Tickets may be purchased through Sharon Iskra (below) or at the door.
For further information contact Sharon Iskra, Fundraising Chairman, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (304)553-4513.
The organization has served over 1,000 children since 1992.