Music, festivities, food highlighted our New Orleans Jazz Brunch, but the speakers inspired!

The Sarah Marie Young Ensemble spiced up the brunch with jazz.

The good times were rolling at our second New Orleans-style Jazz Brunch fundraiser at the Crow ValleyGolf Club Sunday. The setting was lovely, and the musical stylings of the Sara Marie Young ensemble from Chicago added the touch that took “special” to “superlative.”

But the most important element of all: all the event’s proceeds will assist single parent families who are experiencing homelessness.

A program participant inspired the group by sharing how, by receiving the right help at the right time, she was able to move her family from homelessness to housing stability and a future full of hope.

We value what everyone contributes. The financial support of our event’s attendees translates into direct assistance to the most needy and vulnerable. And, just as important as the financial support, we value the “hands on” help that others can provide. One attendee wrote us afterward:

Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the Jazz Brunch today. The food was great, the musical group was fantastic and the stories told of the turnarounds in peoples’ lives were so inspiring. Saw a few tears here and there. If I could be of any help volunteering my time, I would be grateful to help. I paint, wash windows, do light repairs and can pick up donations. Please let me know if you can use some help.

New Orleans Jazz Brunch event 2011

It is all about helping the families that need it most. To all our supporters, we thank you. If you missed the Jazz Brunch this year, maybe you can make it next year. Your assistance and support everyday is what makes our program a success. Thank you!

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