SOURCE: Moms Against Poverty

Moms Against Poverty

September 17, 2013 12:18 ET

Moms Against Poverty Annual Fundraiser Helps Children In Bay Area and Worldwide

'Step Out, Step Up' to Raise Funds to Fight Poverty and Educate Children

BURLINGAME, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 17, 2013) - Keeping with its core belief of "changing the world, one child at a time" Moms Against Poverty (MAP), will host its 6th annual Step Out, Step Up dinner-dance and auction fundraiser. The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 28 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at City View at the Metreon, 135 4th St., San Francisco. The evening will feature surprise live entertainment, music by Bay Area DJ Dr. T, dancing and authentic Mediterranean cuisine.

MAP, a non-profit organization made up of a diverse group of volunteers from throughout the United States, uses the proceeds from this event to help with its ongoing projects in both the Bay Area and throughout the world. The organization operates in the United States, Iran, Cambodia, Afghanistan, India and Sierra Leone.

In its ongoing effort to help children, MAP adopted a mental health project at InnVision Shelter Network in San Mateo County this year. Their efforts will focus on the Alleviating Child Trauma Project by providing funds for counseling to help children and teens exhibiting behavioral issues such as depression, aggression, panic attacks and other mental health illnesses cause by childhood trauma.

In addition, MAP through its Holiday Helping Hand Project, has:

  • Provided food baskets and toys for low-income families of San Francisco's Mission District
  • Supported Sacred Heart Community Services in San Jose
  • Sponsored a Christmas dinner and toy giveaway at Cesar Chavez Academy in East Palo Alto
  • Provided 2,500 meals for children in Virginia through Generosity Feeds
  • Provided 300 turkey to a shelter in Staten Island serving Hurricane Sandy victims

According to The National Center for Children in Poverty, there more than 16 million children in the United States -- 22% of all children -- live in families with incomes below the federal poverty level -- $23,550 a year for a family of four. Research shows that, on average, families need an income of about twice that level to cover basic expenses. Using this standard, 45% of children live in low-income families.

"MAP is not only about helping children, but also about building the community," said Delfarib Fanaie, Executive Director, Moms Against Poverty. "We feel blessed that even in the present economy, MAP's strong community, volunteers and donors alike are coming together to raise funds for children in their own community and around the world."

Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased online, http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7303179005 by calling Delfarib at (650) 271-7178, email: Delfarib@momsagainstpoverty.org or Nooshin at (510) 815-2848, email: nhakimi@comcast.net

About Moms Against Poverty:

Moms Against Poverty (MAP) is a 501(c)(3) grassroots, volunteer-based nonprofit organization created in 2008 by a handful of concerned mothers passionate about the life of every child born to the human race. Since its inception, the organization has expanded to include a diverse group of volunteers who want to make a difference. MAP is dedicated to serving and supporting children living in poverty in the U.S. and around the world. Its vision is to nurture and educate these children to their fullest potential so they can one day contribute and be leaders in their communities, and breaking the cycle of poverty. This mission is carried out by developing and renovating schools and orphanages; providing food, education, health care and basic needs to these children one community at a time. MAP currently operates in the United States, Iran, Cambodia, Afghanistan, India and Sierra Leone. For more information about the organization, please visit: www.momsagainstpoverty.org.

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