7th Annual "Chicks Mix" to be Held at Botanical Garden

Posted: Monday, June 11, 2012 by: Jackie Zureich | Category: Events

TOLEDO, Ohio – Girls and women of all ages will be enjoying a night on the town while helping a local organization. Chicks for Charity, an informal group of more than 1,800 women who want to give back to the community, is hosting Chicks Mix ’12 on Wednesday, July 11, at the Toledo Botanical Garden from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.

The event is open to the public, and girls and women of all ages are encouraged to attend. Tickets for the evening are $37 each, Junior Chicks age 20 and under are $20. All proceeds raised that evening will help provide academic, cultural, social and service-learning activities for Toledo-area youth through IBC Beat the Streets. To purchase tickets for the event or to learn more about Chicks Mix ’12, visit www.chicksforcharity.net or call 419.241.2221.

“The kids at IBC are inspirational. And we are thrilled once again to be teaming up with them for this great event,” said Martha Vetter, president of R/P Marketing Public Relations and founder of Chicks for Charity. “This year, I hope the women and girls of the Toledo-area show that we continue to be committed to the success and personal improvement of the youth in our community. IBC’s mission is one that we wholeheartedly support.”

Last year’s event raised close to $30,000 for IBC and Chicks Mix ’12 hopes to raise even more. Among the variety of gift baskets and auction items donated by Chicks and local businesses are vacations to Rincon, Puerto Rico and Chicago. In addition, IBC youth will share personal stories on how the program has helped to change their lives.

IBC is a unique organization that provides programs that have benefited more than 4,000 youth in the greater Toledo area over the last 13 years. Since early 2011, IBC’s community partnerships have increased not only to include Chicks for Charity, but numerous others throughout the area and country. Because of these partnerships, IBC has enjoyed incredible growth this past year, including a move into a larger facility. This new building allows for further support for at-risk teens, including the introduction of softball and volleyball programs for girls. One of these exciting partnerships is with Beat the Streets, a national nonprofit organization whose mission centers on academic achievement, leadership and sportsmanship through the sport of wrestling. With the help of Beat the Streets, along with collaboration with Toledo Public Schools, IBC expanded its programs to reach more underprivileged youth than ever.

In addition to the sports programs, IBC Beat the Streets provides youth opportunities within their Institute for Building Careers, such as a learning/tutoring program, a vocational program and the Gloves with Love community service program. Moreover, Tiffin University, Eastern Michigan University and the University of Toledo have offered scholarships specifically to IBC students in 2012.

Chicks for Charity is a group of women and girls of all ages who want to transform the Toledo community through occasional fun lunches, happy hours and special events. Each Chick member organizes a fun, simple event with family, friends or associates to raise money that is then donated to the group’s designated charity. This is the seventh year for the organization. Previous organizations that have benefited from Chicks for Charity include Toledo-Lucas County Furniture Bank, Beach House Family Shelter, Assistance Dogs of America, Inc. and The Victory Center.

Press Release Contact Name: Jackie Zureich
Press Release Contact Email: jzureich@r-p.com
Press Release Contact Phone: 419-241-2221
Organization Name: Chicks for Charity
Website or Link: www.chicksforcharity.net/
Organization Address: Toledo, OH