Are you looking for something to do–and doll up for!–this weekend? Consider attending the Second Annual Teal Tie Fundraising Dinner this Saturday night, April 2nd, right here in the beautiful atrium of Inlow Hall! Not only will you get the chance to dress up, you’ll also be supporting an excellent cause.
The theme for 2016 is “A Call to Action: Preventing Child Marriages and Abuse Domestically & Abroad.” While these issues may seem far and away from Midwest U.S.A., according to Child Advocates there has been a 30% increase of Child in Need of Services (CHIN) cases in Marion County alone in recent years. These cases range from child neglect to child abuse, which takes away from one person’s childhood and damages our entire community. An article by James Gherardi of Fox59 News provided detailed information about this increase, and what we can do to restore childhood and community.
Not a lot of time to volunteer with Child Advocates? Attending the Second Annual Teal Tie Fundraising Dinner is one step toward helping not only our local community, but our global community as well. Proceeds will also benefit Women and Law in Southern Africa Research and Educational Trust – Swaziland (WLSA – Swaziland), a non-governmental organization (NGO) that approaches equal rights via legal reform. For more information on WLSA – Swaziland and to purchase tickets for the Fundraising Dinner, please follow this link to the IU McKinney Event page for April 2nd, 2016. Tickets can also be purchased via Eventbrite.
Exactly one year ago today, the First Annual Teal Tie Fundraising Dinner was hosted here at the law school. If you missed out last year, don’t miss out this year! This is a fabulous way to start off your April, coinciding with Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). For more information on this event, please contact the fundraising founder Johanna Leblanc at firstname.lastname@example.org.