A Mardi Gras & Casino Night Celebration raised $45,000 for non-profit partners of the Buckhead/Cascade City Chapter of the Links on Saturday, Oct. 12.
The "Linking Heart & Soul" event at the AmericasMart featured casino games, New Orleans style cuisine and live entertainment, attracting almost 700 people including high profile executives and local politicians. Entertainment was provided by actor and comedian Jonathan Slocumb, ATL Brass Connection and Sol Factor, one of Atlanta’s top R&B bands.
The organization raised $45,000 for these non-profit partners:
- Living Water for Girls, a therapeutic residential program providing professional services and care for girls 12 to 18 years old who are victims of commercial sexual exploitation;
- Jerusalem House, Atlanta’s oldest and largest provider of permanent housing for Atlanta’s low-income and homeless individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS;
- Woolfolk Boys & Girls Club, which provides developmental programs and services for youth.
“This is an opportunity
for us to raise significant funds for our partners in an effort to make a
difference in the lives of youth and families throughout Metro Atlanta and have
fun at the same time,” said chapter president, Link Gail Tusan Washington.