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Simon Says Give

June 04, 2015 07:00 ET

"Hollywood Meets Bollywood" Fundraiser Features The Voice Semifinalist Kat Perkins

Simon Says Give Partners With Free The Children & YMCA-Twin Cities to Raise Money for Children

WOODBURY, MN--(Marketwired - Jun 4, 2015) - Simon Says Give®, a Minnesota-based, youth-led nonprofit, in partnership with international charity Free the Children and the YMCA Twin Cities, is hosting a "Hollywood Meets Bollywood" themed dance June 13 from 5:30-11pm at East Ridge High School in Woodbury. Monies raised will support initiatives for children in the Twin Cities and India. The evening features headline performer and Minnesotan, Kat Perkins, a semifinalist from The Voice.

The event is open to children and adults of all ages and features Hollywood and Bollywood style dance groups, Indian cuisine and Kat Perkins rounding out the celebration. Organizers anticipate around 500 guests and over $40,000 raised. Tickets are $20-$70 with family rates available, and may be purchased on Eventbrite or through Simon Says Give.

"The mission of Free The Children, Simon Says Give and our YMCA friends are well-aligned," said Natalia Berhow, Free The Children Outreach Speaker. "We're all driven to empower youth. It's an honor to work alongside such an amazing group of youth." 

"Education is a valuable asset enabling endless opportunity. We don't want kids to be restricted by lack of resources or finances," said Angad Jaspal, youth leader at the YMCA-Twin Cities. "Funding programs in these communities will empower more youth and create more opportunity."

"Simon Says Give is all about kids helping kids. We're proud to continue that tradition with partners like Free The Children and the YMCA," said Mandi Simon, eleven year old founder and Chief Charity Officer of Simon Says Give. "While the money raised will help our High Five For Supplies program, it's also rewarding to see our success across the world."

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About Simon Says Give
Simon Says Give engages kids who want to be involved in helping others. The organization's volunteer kids have the opportunity to provide celebrations and gifts -- some necessity, and some fun -- to children that would otherwise not receive them. Volunteers also have the opportunity to use their special skills and talents to create fundraising events that they can manage and from which they can learn and grow.

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