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Adelante to Host Rummage Sale for Youth Pprograms

Posted May 23rd, 2012 by Niki Messmore  Category: Arts & Entertainment

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 23, 2012

CONTACT: Niki Messmore
Special Projects Coordinator
Adelante, Inc.
(419) 244.8440 ext. 210

ADELANTE TO HOST RUMMAGE SALE; FUNDS GO TO YOUTH PROGRAMS

Adelante is raising funds to support almost 200 youth, grades k-12, in after-school programs and summer camps

TOLEDO, OHIO – Adelante, Inc., The Latino & Community Resource Center, is hosting a Charity Rummage Sale on Saturday, June 9th from 9:00am to 3:00pm at Adelante’s office at 520 Broadway Street Toledo, Ohio. All proceeds from the event will go towards Adelante’s after-school and summer camp programs, which serve low-income at-risk youth. The event will be operated by Adelante youth, who will manage set-up and sales.

The Rummage Sale will include the following merchandise: clothing (including baby clothes, women’s fashion, and prom dresses), shoes, household items (including bedding and dishes), furniture (including bookcases and file cabinets in perfect condition), office supplies, toys, games, and books. Over 1,000 items will be on sale.

Adelante provides programs for youth in grades kindergarten to 12th grade and have served over 170 youth during the 2011-2012 school year. Programs provide youth with academic tutoring, life skills, job skills, college preparation, drug prevention, leadership, and community service experiences. Adelante’s youth programs take place at Woodward High School, Waite High School, Marshall Elementary, East Broadway Elementary, and L. Hollingworth School for the Gifted and Talented.

Highlights of Adelante’s youth programs include over 400 hours of community service performed in the Toledo community in this past year and field trips to the: “You Go, Girl!” leadership conference at Bowling Green State University, New Futuro College Summit at University of Chicago, “La Traviata” at the Toledo Opera, Imagination Station, Toledo Zoo, and many college visits.

The Youth Division is just one aspect of the vital and important charitable work of Adelante, Inc. – to improve academic success for grades K-12, increase financial and housing stability for families, teach parenting skills, prevent low birth weight in newborns, assist victims of domestic violence with achieving independence, and develop future leaders through academic, economic and life skills literacy programming. Last year, Adelante proudly served over 800 individuals – 80% Latino and 77% under 25 years of age.

Community members who wish to donate items to Adelante’s Rummage Sale may contact Niki Messmore, Special Projects Coordinator, at (419) 244-8440, x210 or Niki.Messmore@adelantelrc.org.

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If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, please call Niki Messmore at (419) 244-8440, x210 or Niki.Messmore@adelantelrc.org.
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