2013 No Place Like Home Cambridge Community of Real Estate Professionals Annual Charity Fundraising Event for OUR PLACE.
Date: Friday, April 12, 2013
Where: The Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett Street Havard Square
Description: Dinner, dancing, music and entertainment by dance with Lance, silent & live auctions, raffles, and cash bar!
Dress: Cocktail/business attire
Admission: $85.00 in advance and $95.00 at the door
(All tickets purchased on-line come with a free drink ticket upon check-in! This coupled with the reduced early ticket price is a savings of $20.00!)
Parking: Valet available or $10.00 discounted self-parking at the hotel
For more information: Visit ccrfoundation.org or contact Nichole Bookwalter at 617-784-3023 or John Dean at 203-305-0445
About Our Place
OUR PLACE was developed by the Salvation Army to break the cycle of homelessness by providing a program that meets both the emotional and educational needs of every family member. The Salvation Army day care program currently serves approximately 46 children daily and 100 children annually. There is always, however, a waiting list of more families in need.
While their children are enrolled in OUR PLACE, parents have the opportunity to attend school, work, time to seek permanent housing, volunteer in the center, receive counseling and more. Staff, parents and children work together to create a stable, safe, caring environment where children can grow and learn.
Sixty percent of OUR PLACE services are provided to Cambridge families, 20% to Somerville families and 20% to other communities including Waltham. Our goal is to donate at least $80,000 from the proceeds raised at our annual event to raise awareness on the unfortunate effects of homelessness. The funds will be donated shortly after our annual presentation at the daycare center. This year, we are committed to expanding and broadening our base of contributors throughout the public and private sectors of the community.
For most of the past 20 years, CCR has been a significant contributor to OUR PLACE. For each of the past four years, we have donated between $40,000 to $65,000. Our operating budget consists of monies to fund these endeavors. The bulk of the proceeds from our fundraisers go directly to our charities. The Cambridge Community of Real Estate Professionals board members, honorary board members, and committee members donate their effort, time and financial support on a volunteer basis.