I'm so excited to announce our 2nd annual Headshots for Humanity charity fundraiser to benefit Operation Smile – a global medical nonprofit organization that provides free surgeries for children around the world born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities. I know that many of you are already familiar with Operation Smile and you have seen the incredible work that they do. You've seen the miracles and the life-changing surgeries; the tears of joy rolling down the faces of the parents who once thought that there would never be any hope for their babies.
Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft lip or cleft palate – and many families can't afford the surgery they desperately need; or worse yet, they aren't even aware that such a surgery can even be performed. In many places, children with cleft conditions are abandoned or abused. Many times they have trouble eating and drinking and can struggle to survive. Those that do can face a lifetime of shame and torment.
They need our help! So we've created a fun, easy way to contribute to the cause. We invite you to come on out to the Holiday Inn Express in Belleville (46194 N. I-9 Service Drive), on Saturday, May 18, 2019, between 10:00am and 2:00pm. For your $24.00 donation or more, you will receive a free professional headshot. Your headshot can be used on your Linkedin profile, your Facebook page, your resume/CV or your company website.
100% of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Operation Smile. Participants will also enjoy refreshments, snacks, raffles, prizes, networking opportunities and the joy of knowing that they have made a very large difference in at least one child's life!
As an exciting new addition to this year's event, Moving the Mitten Real Estate Group will be covering the cost of the $24 donation for all transitioning military personnel and veterans! We know that it can be challenging (and maybe a bit scary) to find a new job outside of the military. So, we would like to offer you a free headshot to help you put your best foot forward! In addition, we've pulled together some great tools including employment resources, resume-writing services, financial support, continuing education services and more.
If you are unavailable to join us on May 18th, please consider making a direct donation today, through this funding campaign site. For as little as $240 and in as few as 45 minutes, Operation Smile is able to provide one life-changing surgery – and renewed hope – for children around the world. Please, consider making your tax-deductible gift today and helping to make a significant difference in the life of a child in need!
IF YOU CAN JOIN US FOR THE EVENT: If you'd like to join us and have a beautiful, new headshot taken for free with your donation, please do the following:
- 1. Click DONATE NOW and make your $24.00 donation (yes, you can donate more, if you are willing and able to do so. However, the minimum requirement for the event is just $24.00.) **Veterans/military personnel: PLEASE SKIP THIS STEP AND PROCEED TO STEP TWO!
- 2. Then, click HERE to register and reserve your spot for the event!
On the day of the event: We'll check you in at the registration desk, confirm your donation and provide you with a snazzy gift bag and a complimentary raffle ticket. You can then enjoy some wonderful refreshments and chat with other local professionals prior to having your headshot taken.
If you know of anyone else who may be interested in this event please share on your social media channels. THANK YOU so much!
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