THE BLUE CARD HOSTS ITS ANNUAL BENEFIT
ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013 IN NEW YORK CITY
Mia Farrow and Ronan Farrow to be Honored
The Blue Card,
a national non-profit organization dedicated to aiding some
of the 75,000 Holocaust survivors throughout the United
States, will hold its 79th Anniversary Benefit and auction
at the Powerhouse at The American Museum of Natural History
(Columbus Avenue at 79th Street,
New York, New York, 10016) on Monday, October 21, 2013. The
benefit will commemorate
the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, by
paying tribute to several survivors and The
Blue Card's humanitarians for their dedication to this cause.
Aimed at raising funds
to provide direct financial assistance for Holocaust
survivors, one-third of whom live
at or below the federal poverty level.
"It is with
great pleasure that we honor Mia Farrow, Ronan Farrow, Curt
C. and Elise Silberman Foundation and the first ever
recipient of the Young Leadership Award, Sara Greenberg, at
this year?s Benefit,? said Masha Girshin, Executive Director
of The Blue Card. ?These individuals work tirelessly to
raise awareness and funds for needy Holocaust survivors who
struggle to make ends meet."
Germany in 1934, and in the United States in 1939, The Blue
Card?s sole mission is to provide direct financial
assistance to needy Holocaust survivors who live at or near
the federal poverty level. All proceeds from the Annual
Benefit will support close to 3,000 individuals; The Blue
Card has distributed over $22 million to date, with 100
percent of donations going directly to survivors.
will feature cocktails, a seated dinner, a silent auction
and a special performance by singer, songwriter and pianist,
Regina Spektor. The cocktail hour begins at 6:00pm and the
dinner will begin at 7:00pm. Dietary laws will be observed.
At the Benefit, guests will have the opportunity to support
The Blue Card by bidding on an extensive collection of
silent auction lots.
tickets start at $400, and tables at $4,000. Tickets can be
purchased by calling The Blue Card at (212) 239-2251.
About The Blue
The Blue Card
was established by the Jewish Community in Germany in the
early 1930s. When first established, the purpose of The Blue
Card was to help Jews who were being affected by Nazi
persecution through loss of jobs and other forms of
oppression. In 1939, The Blue Card was reestablished in the
United States to continue bringing aid to refugees of Nazi
persecution who were resettling in America. After the
Holocaust, the mission of the organization was expanded to
help survivors of the Shoah from all European countries. The
Blue Card continues its work, and reaches needy Holocaust
survivors every day.
THE BLUE CARD
Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016