2nd Annual Clear Night in White Benefiting Blessings in a Backpack

A fundraiser event for Blessings in a Backpack, a Clear Night in White will be held on March 31st in Fort Myers with tickets available for $250 each.
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Feb. 20, 2012 - PRLog -- Blessings in a Backpack of Lee County will hold its 2nd annual Clear Night In White fundraiser beginning at 6:00 p.m. on March 31, 2012 inside the ACI Hanger at Page Field in Fort Myers. The event will offer a seated dinner, music, and live entertainment including comedian Bobby Kelton (www.bobbykelton.com). The organization provides food over the weekend for children who participate in the free or reduced meal program during the school week. Their program has had a profound impact on the health and academic opportunity of the youth of Lee County.

“This will be one of the premier events of the year!” says Ryan McNeill, chair of the event. “A Clear Night In White Comedy Gala is a fun and exciting night out, dressed in white, and for a great cause”. The goal of this event is to raise enough funds and community support to expand the program in Lee County and establish it in Collier County.

“Malnutrition is a very serious problem in our community. This program steps in where the federal program leaves off, on the weekend. The schools who have our program have seen an increase in attendance, fewer behavioral issues, fewer visits to the nurses office, and better test scores. These test scores directly correlate to the schools’ funding and the quality of their education. $80 will feed one child for an entire school year and the impact it has is really amazing!” states Scott Fischer, chairman of the board.

Tickets for this event are $250 each, $2,000 for a reserved table for eight, or $2,500 for a reserved table for 10 and can be purchased online at http://www.blessingsinleeco.org. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Please contact Cia Sherman via email at lucias@sfe-us.com or via phone at 239-690-4648.

Blessings in a Backpack is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization that provides weekend meals for children in grades K-5 in Title 1 schools. The Lee County Chapter has supported the program locally for 4 years and currently operates in 7 schools feeding over 1200 kids every weekend. The organization is completely volunteer driven and 100% of all donor dollars go directly to feeding the children they serve in our community.
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