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Texas Luau
Kids of Dallas:
Night of Super Stars!
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Texas Luau
Jun 23 2009

My name is Victoria Levine and I have lived in the Dallas area for over twenty years. My passion to help children in the darkest of circumstances has brought me to you. Growing up near Mexico's Tijuana border made a big impression on me and my feelings about less fortunate children, thus driving my desire to help them. A few years ago, a client and dear friend of mine, was diagnosed with terminal cancer during the pregnancy of her ninth child. Although, I could not save her, I felt I had to do something. Together, with a friend, we hosted a fundraiser that was a great success and drew national media attention. 
In my family, hosting a luau has been an amazing tradition passed through several generations. I now see the Texas Luau as an opportunity to incorporate my passion and desire to help neglected and abused children locally by teaming with Supporters of Children's Charities (SCC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1995. The mission of SCC is to enrich the lives of children "at-risk" by providing both financial and volunteer assistance to programs, events and organizations throughout the community that support our cause. With a passionate and motivated support team and structured organization that can maximize our potential, we cannot only raise funds, but create awareness for imperiled children through the promotion of our event. The need is crucial and together we are determined to make a difference.

Kids of Dallas: Night of Superstars!
Feb 24 2008
SCC, with the assistance of the Studio Movie Grill, presents the 3rd Annual Kids of Dallas:  Night of Superstars benefiting  children with disabilities, medically fragile and/or chronically ill.   The kids are honored as superstars as they and their audience are entertained with a movie, media and celebrity appearances, award ceremonies and the "red carpet treatment".

For Immediate Release – February 24, 2008
For Additional Information Contact:
Greg Johnson
phone:  214-714-2450
email:  gjohnson@marcusmillichap.com

Most, if not all, of us have been inspired by celebrities we’ve seen on  television, in the movies, on stage, on the playing field, in the  arena, on the court...  Celebrities who inspire us most are generally  those who display the highest levels of motivation, beauty, strength,  and/or courage.  Often, our greatest inspiration comes from the  personal stories of those who have overcome incredible challenges  throughout his/her lifetime to achieve goals most would render  unattainable.  And these are the ones we feel deserve even greater  celebration.  To honor them, we hold elaborate awards ceremonies; build  Halls of Fame; immortalize them in statues/monuments, name buildings,  highways, and parks after them, etc.

Although deserving of such honors, could it be that the media and we,  the majority, continue to overlook many of what could be the greatest  inspirational stories of our time?  Could it be that many of those who  are most deserving of our celebrations are going unrecognized?

Due to life-threatening illnesses, incurable diseases and unfortunate  accidents, countless children face a life of unimaginable challenges.   Even the simplest of the challenges these children face on a day-to-day  basis would make our worst days seem sadly insignificant in comparison.   The consistent strength, courage and motivation of these kids to  overcome these daily challenges have and will continue to serve as a  prodigious inspiration and blessing to every life they touch.  So now  it is their time to receive the long overdue celebration and honors for  their contributions to our lives!

Please join us for this red carpet event and awards ceremony filled  with limousines, guest appearances by media and sports celebrities,  elegant dresses, and great entertainment as we honor these special kids  for their achievements and continuing to serve as an inspiration to  each of us. 

Of course, no celebrity actually would feel like a celebrity without a  mob of adoring fans taking pictures and asking for his/her autograph.   So please bring your camera, camcorder, pen and paper and help make  these kids realize what SUPERSTARS they are!

Studio Movie Grill
11170 N Central Epwy Dallas, TX

Date: TBD
Doors Open: 6:00p
Kids of Dallas Arrive/Red Carpet: 6:30p
Awards Presentation: 6:45p – 7:45p
Movie: Following Reception (Movie Title & Time dependent upon industry  scheduling)

Attire: Cocktail requested / Jackets required

This is an amazing event for all ages to experience.  So please feel  free to bring your children.

General Ticket Price: $20 in advance online and $25 at the door.  Click  here for more ticket information and to purchase tickets.  Click here  to purchase tickets only.

Greenville Ave. St. Paddy's Day Parade
Feb 16 2008

SCC  has been officially named as the benefitting charity of the Greenville Ave. St. Paddy's Day Parade. This means that in exchange for all of our volunteer support, the Dallas Observer, the Greenville Avenue Business Association (G.A.B.A.) and Desperados restaurant have all pledged significant financial and advertising donations. This parade will contribute more than ever to our efforts to touch the lives of our D/FW youths in need. This is a big step for us in the evolution and growth of SCC and our impact on our local children.

We are pleased to announce new ways to volunteer for this event which will significantly impact the extra money donated to SCC. In addition to having fun with the parade participants while managing the floats and escorting them down the parade routes, we have new opportunities for volunteers to operate the beer serving stations all through the afternoon at the main concert where Ghostland Observatory, among others, will be performing.

These ‘beer-tenders’ will be having fun all afternoon listening to the concert bands, while earning money for SCC at the same time!!  For every hour each volunteer works at the serving stations, a significant donation will be made to SCC on that volunteer’s behalf. That’s $$$ per hour per volunteer. We need about 20 volunteers for about 7 hours each in order to cover this opportunity. Volunteers will be operating with tickets, not cash. And, they will only be serving beer. This is very exciting. Tips will be pooled from all serving stations and will serve as another donation on behalf of each of the ‘beer-tenders’.

Of course, in addition to these donations, the G.A.B.A. and the Dallas Observer have committed funds which are slated directly for an after-school education program for the D/FW area schools, as well as for the All Kids Count party at Circle K Ranch for local special needs children and their families, and other events.

The Greenville Avenue St. Patrick’s Day Parade provides a great way for all of us to have FUN while raising awareness and funds to support the many children and families who are in need of special help throughout the year. We are proud to work with the Dallas Observer, the G.A.B.A., Desperados Restaurant and especially with our amazing volunteers without whom we could not touch so many lives.

Addison Gourmet Showcase
May 12 2005

Addison Gourmet Showcase - a Wine, Chocolate and Epicurean Event
Benefiting Supporters of Children's Charities

Shiroma Southwest
For media information contact:

Gourmet Showcase – A Wine, Chocolate and Epicurean Event on Thursday, May 12, benefiting Supporters of Children’s Charities, is an evening of decadence featuring chocolate, wine, and other culinary treats. The Addison, TX Conference Centre will be the backdrop for this elegant affair that is presented by Central Market.

Some of the finest area chefs will be demonstrating, as well as serving some of their finest culinary creations, paired with selected wines, liquors, and chocolate.

Attendees will enjoy sampling the chocolate-inspired dishes such as beef tenderloin medallions with cocoa curry, duck mole, chocolate filled crepes, chocolate cheesecake and more!

Among those represented will be the World Master Chef Society, Canary Cafe, Lazio’s Cuisine, Sambuca, Mercy Win Bar chef Schuylar Snowden, Cultured Cup, Ferrari’s Italian Villa executive chef Stefano Secci, and Central Market.

Musical entertainment of standard and original jazz compositions will be presented by James Gilyard on acoustic bass, Andrew Griffith on drums, Stefan Karrison on piano and vocalist Simone Jackson Rodgers.

SCC is a charity whose mission is to enrich the lives of children in need by providing both volunteer and financial assistance to programs with this objective in mind. It accomplishes these goals by hosting and supporting FUN events throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth community.

What: Gourmet Showcase – A Wine, Chocolate and Epicurean Event.
When: Thursday, May 12, 2005, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Where: Addison Conference Centre, 15650 Addison Road, Addison, TX

Attire: Cocktail
Tickets: Pre-event ticket prices are $35 per person online. After May 10, 2005, tickets are $45 per person at the door. To purchase tickets visit: www.scc.com/purchase.htm

Additional Information: Phone 1-800-ADDISON OR www.addisontexas.net

Wine Soirée…with a Twist
Mar 8 2005
Supporters of Children's Charities hosts Wine Soirée in support of Love for Kids
Wonderful wines, fabulous foods, live entertainment anda Vegas-style casino and poker tournament featured at this year's Wine Soiree

For Immediate Release – March 8, 2005
For Additional Information Contact:
Shiroma Southwest
Or visit: www.sccdfw.org

Wonderful wines, fabulous foods, live entertainment anda Vegas-style casino and poker tournament featured at this year's Wine Soiree

Everyone, including those just learning about wines to wine aficionados, will enjoy the great wine, foods, a casino, and entertainment at the Wine Soirée…with a Twist, March 19 in the Westin Galleria Hotel. SCC is hosting the event with proceeds benefiting Love for Kids.

Wine Soirée…with a Twist
Soiree attendees will enjoy a great evening sampling international wines and extraordinary food pairings, a Las Vegas Style Casino with stunning show girls, a Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament and dancing and entertainment starring Johnny Reno and the Hustlers, co-starring “Cher”.

Some of the wineries represented are Candoni, Jean’ Vincent, The Little Penguin, Il’ Bastardo, Del Dotto, Delaney, Cap Rock, Cross Timbers and Su Vino. There will be Cabernets, Chardonnays, a Pinot Grigio, Merlots, a Shiraz, a Prosecco Brut and many others to enjoy and learn about.

To accompany the wines, there will delicious cuisine including Smoked Salmon Roulades, Beef Wellington, Puff Pastry with Sherry Mushroom Sauce, Westin Lobster Shooters, Swiss Cheese and Chocolate Fondue accompanied by Rosemary Pound Cake and Cubed Fruit and French Bread, Stuffed Summer Squash Blossoms, Crab Stuffed Shrimp and, of course, an international selection at the Pate and Cheese Station.

March 19, 2005
8 p.m. to Midnight
Black Tie Optional

Westin Galleria Hotel
Galleria Dallas
LBJ Freeway at Dallas Parkway North

$55 per person online on or before March 17
$65 per person at the door.
Purchase tickets at www.sccdfw.org

Macy's Community Shopping Day
Feb 2 2005

Supporters of Children’s Charities participating in Macy’s Community Shopping Day

For Immediate Release - February 2, 2005
Contact: Supporters of Children’s Charities 
Buy your $10 ticket today and help support SCC

Supporters of Children’s Charities has been selected to participate in Macy’s Dallas-area Community Shopping Day fundraiser on Thursday, March 24, 2005. Community Shopping Day is an all-day shopping event dedicated to raising funds for local nonprofit organizations. By purchasing a Macy’s Community Shopping Day ticket directly from a SCC volunteer, ticket bearers will help raise funds to support SCC’s community programs, plus enjoy exclusive 15-20% savings at both Dallas-area Macy’s stores, exciting events, special samplings from event sponsors, and the chance to win a $500 Macy’s shopping spree.

In addition to SCC’s efforts to sell tickets, Macy’s employees will be involved in the fundraising event by selling tickets to their customers three weeks prior to Community Shopping Day. Macy’s will split all funds raised by their employees among participating charities.

SCC supporters who are unable to attend Community Shopping Day or who want to avoid the crowds are invited to “pre-shop” beginning on Monday, March 14. Items purchased through pre-selection may be picked up beginning the day of the event and ending Wednesday, April 6.

For more information about SCC’s participation in Macy’s Community Shopping Day, to purchase your $10 ticket or to volunteer to sell tickets call SCC.

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