2nd annual Gala 2019: Breaking The Cycle
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About the Event
Did you know that currently, there are 228,000 children in Michigan who have a parent that is incarcerated? These children are often left to fall through the cracks and feel alone and hopeless while facing homelessness and a lack of resources and education. They lack the stability and support to help them live beyond their parent’s incarceration, which is why we are honored to host our 2nd annual Breaking the Cycle Gala Fundraiser. The Gala will take place November 8, 2019 at The Corner Ballpark-Detroit Pal and will run from 7:00pm to 11:30pm.
The Breaking the Cycle name is befitting and a harsh reality of the work that we must do to ensure children of incarcerated parents aren’t replicated into the criminal justice system. Funding raised at the gala will help the Pure Heart Foundation continue its mission to empower children of incarcerated parents to break the cycle of generational incarceration. Through valuable and impactful programs, we aim to ensure children of incarcerated parents are supported, their voices are heard and that they are prepared to become fitting citizens and compete in this global world.
All funds raised will be allocated to operationalizing Pure Heart’s Integrated Approach to Youth Development Program, which consists of the following components: mental wellness, academic enrichment, mentorship, recreation and arts, family reunification and our newest component which is the Donell Johnson Scholarship fund, in honor of one of our Pure Heart Scholars who was killed June 12,2019 from being hit by a car. DJ’s Scholarship Fund will help fund graduating scholars further their educational endeavors. This program is strategically designed to address all areas a child suffers in to ensure the cycle is broken through their healing while being supported.
As we embark on our efforts, we need your support. Please considering joining us for a night of FUNDdraising, celebrating another yearof our charitable efforts and most importantly, stand with us as we continue to break the cycle of incarceration. All ticket purchases willbe allocated to serving our youth involved.
Founder, Pure Heart Foundation