Now do I have your attention? If so, read on.
A friend of mine, Kari, serves on the Board of Directors for the Youth Performance Company (YPC) in Minneapolis, a nonprofit that supports the arts for children, teens, and families in the Twin Cities area. She had the fortune of being introduced to YPC when she was in high school when a friend of hers was in some of their shows. And although she's not a performer, she got to experience it by attending, volunteering, and seeing her friends participate - and over the years her appreciation grew to dedication to this cause. Kari introduced me to YPC over a year ago and I've had an opportunity to attend a couple of their shows and one of their Behind the Curtain events. Most recently, I saw Mean and you can read my "review" if you want. I'm not on their board and I haven't done much for them, but I have started to see what they can do and feel compelled to support their efforts.
As you know, nonprofits are always working to find the funds to support their cause -- and this is especially difficult in today's economy. On April 10, they are holding a gala event to fund raise so they can continue to provide opportunity and make a positive impact on our community.
If you'd like to consider contributing to this awesome cause, I can hook you up with Kari to get more information or to support YPC -- there are a couple of ways:
- Purchase a $10 raffle ticket (or two, three, or four) for a chance to win 75 bottles of wine! You'll never have to buy another birthday present... just give 'em a bottle! Need not be present to win -- and if you do, I will deliver them personally. And join you for a glass. :)
- Attend the Cattle Call Gala on April 10 at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Minneapolis for dinner, silent auction, and a show for $75.
If you're still reading, thanks for considering supporting YPC. I wish I could attend the gala, but I will be out of town that weekend for a conference. I will, however, be trying to win that wine... and if I do, guess what you're getting for your next birthday!!! Here's a hint: it's often made with grapes or berries and should be enjoyed in moderation. And, if I win, there will be plenty for me to share with anyone else who contributes.
Email me if you want me to connect you with Kari for more info on this.