Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 8:00 PM - Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 2:00 AM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
Project FUN (Funding Underpriveleged and Needy) is a fundraiser to raise awareness and resources for San Francisco charities. This is our first fundraising event and we couldn't be more excited about it: bringing everyone together for a fun night, all the while raising money for a good cause. This is what Project FUN is all about and we couldn't be more excited.
Our first event is a Dance•A•Thon. We have recruited 20+ champions for our cause to help raise money for SFCASA (see below). Each dancer will need your support in order to raise money for the charity, as well as support on the dance floor. No one likes to dance alone (except our own Marcus), so come out and shake it with these beautiful people. DJ Mario Champagne will be taking us through a musical journey starting with 60s funk, 70s disco, 80s pop, 90s hip-hop & r&b, and right on into present day hits.
The core of what the San Francisco CASA Program provides is one-on-one advocacy for some of the most abused and neglected children in our city. To do this SF CASA recruits, screens, trains and supervises volunteer advocates who are sworn officers of the San Francisco Juvenile Dependency Court system. Volunteers are trained to assess their youth’s needs and to address those needs which, if unmet, block achievement in school, lead to high risk behaviors, and ultimately prevent productive citizenship.
By assessing individual needs, by advocating for necessary services, and by providing one-on-one mentor support, SFCASA volunteers ensure that vulnerable children and youth gain access to vital assistance that can break the cycle of abuse and neglect, thereby expanding opportunities for them.
How can you help, you ask?
1) Pick a dancer to support
2) Buy your ticket to the event through a donation. Your ticket price is whatever you want it to be. All we ask is that you make a donation and support one of the dancers. All proceeds go to SFCASA.
3) Dust off those old Reebok pumps, take out those white washed skinny jeans, and get ready to have the time of your life. We have ordered fire extinguishers because the dance floor is going up in flames.
4) Please bring your ticket receipt with you. If by chance you forget it, we will have record of all donors so that we can get you in that way, it just may take longer than having it readily available.
Our good friends at MonroeSF have agreed to host our fundraiser. They are located at 473 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133. And if you somehow forget to donate before the event, which none of you will :), you can pay a $10 cover at the door that will also go directly to the charity.