Black Dress For A Cause Event Raises $7,250 For Vital Services That Help Those In Need

FREEPORT, IL – The Black Dress for a Cause Committee (made up of representatives from Rafters Restaurant and Catering, Jitterbug Events, Fluegels and the United Way) is proud to provide the proceeds from their inaugural Black Dress for a Cause event, held March 11, 2016 to the Freeport Area Church Cooperative.

Executive Director of FACC, Dean Wright shared “He was thrilled to receive the generous support and proud for FACC to be associated with such a great event.” The money comes at a critical time for FACC who is still being impacted by the state budget impasse and has laid off many of their part-time staff who helped run the homeless shelter.

Organizers of the event were proud to showcase several local businesses and help launch the Wagner House venue in style, while raising money for such a worthwhile cause.

Many people contributed to making this event so special; from bakers who provided amazing desserts, to photographers who captured the special moments, to the exciting atmosphere and great food, it truly was a celebration of the great businesses that we have located right here in our area” shared Committee Member Amy Reid.

I heard many people say, upon entering the Wagner House, that it felt like a Chicago venue, or that it didn’t feel like Freeport. I hope that we as a community can challenge that idea, and ask ourselves, why can’t Freeport feel like this? The best part is at the end of the day, FACC (a United Way member agency) will receive $7,250 towards the vital services they provide those in need in our local community. To me that feels like a win-win” shared, United Way Executive Director Tiffany Nieman.

In a partnership effort, the United Way chose 100 Women Who Care to select one of their member agencies to be the beneficiary of the funds from the event.

A check presentation from the Black Dress for a Cause event took place on April 5th at 10:30 a.m. at the Freeport Area Church Cooperative.

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