Each year, the Unbridled Eve board will determine primary and smaller charity beneficiaries.
For 2013, the party’s primary beneficiary is Blessings in a Backpack.
Through Blessings in a Backpack we can feed a child for one year for just $80. Founded in 2005, Blessings started feeding students in just two Kentucky schools. Eight short years later, Blessings is feeding more than 58,000 students in 498 schools across 41 states and three countries.
The premise is simple.
Elementary school students on free and reduced lunch programs likely aren’t getting the food they need on the weekends – after all, hunger never takes the weekends off.
Eligible students are given a backpack chock-full of goodies to take home.
And Blessings isn’t just combating hunger. Students enrolled in this program show improved health, increased attendance, higher reading levels and better test scores.
Blessings in a Backpack was chosen as the People Magazine PEOPLE FIRST Charity of 2012.
In addition, a portion of the proceeds will also benefit four other non-profit beneficiaries to be announced on March 15.
In 2012, donations were made to the Les Turner ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Foundation, in memory of Jacquie Conniff Fort and to The American Cancer Society to help combat Prostate Cancer in honor of committee member Nick Gardner.
The event committee is able to make these charitable commitments thanks to the generosity of their many sponsors, especially their largest donors, HumanaVitality and Southern Wine & Spirits.