Big Brothers Big Sisters Get Barefoot on the Beach
An Evening of Gourmet Food, Fine Wine, & Elegant Art
Thursday, September 18, 2008 – West Palm Beach, FL - On Friday, October 17, 2008, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach County will host a beach party, “Barefoot at Bert’s,” at a gorgeous Palm Beach estate. “Barefoot at Bert’s” will feature live entertainment, an art exhibit by fine artist Maureen Fulgenzi, fabulous cuisine by Estelle’s Organic, and an open bar sponsored by Southern Wine & Spirits.
Barefoot at Bert’s will be held at 1290 N. Ocean Blvd on Palm Beach from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm. A $100 donation is requested and attendance is limited to 150 guests. Guests must RSVP no later than October 10, 2008. For reservations or more information, please call Leon Muskin at (561) 779-8698.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach County
There is nothing more gratifying than watching a child develop positive self-esteem and empowerment. The services provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters is based on the premise that youth, in order to reach their full potential as men and women, need the influence of mature, responsible and responsive adults during their formative years. Where the influence is inadequate, due to parental limitations or absence, the one-to-one mentoring relationship with a Big Brother and Big Sister meets the needs of such youth. This is the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters and in Palm Beach County there are more and more children in need of the constructive influence that this organization provides.
BBBS programs: Community-Based - adults mentor youth between the ages of 6-18 years old in the community, Bigs in schools & sites - adults in surrounding areas mentor in a elementary school one hour a week during the school day, Parenting Partners -volunteers mentor teen parents in Palm Beach County helping to equip them with tools necessary to become better skilled parents, MCOP – Adults mentoring children of prisoners through one-on-one relationships in order to break the cycle of youth following their parents in prison, and Linking Lifetimes - Seniors mentoring children through one-on-one relationships utilizing the elder’s invaluable life experiences. In Palm Beach County, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves more than 1,000 children.