My name is Emily Hopkins, one of the Los Alamos United Way Youth Team co-chairs for 2015. The Youth Team is about to kick of this year’s campaign with Dinner Over Diamond!
As chairs, Ally Edelman and I would be honored to have you and your families participate in United Way by donating to the cause. In case you did not know before, United Way is a nonprofit organization that contributes to the Community Action Fund and helps to support local organizations that benefit our community.
For example, the past two years, the Youth Team has funded the Los Alamos High School Link Crew, which is a peer-to-peer mentoring program that helps to create a sense of community and fellowship between the upper and lower classes.
Without your help, we will not be able to start programs like Link Crew in our schools or make other positive impacts in our town for youth. Support all of the good that United Way Youth Team does by enjoying the unique community dining events we offer this Fall!
This year we will be hosting four events:
- Dinner Over Diamond Sept. 13;
- Taste the Sky Sept.
- High Tea on the Hill Oct. 18; and
- Hamburger Night Oct. 26.
We are extremely excited to present these events to you, and our producers will give you more information on their individual events. Thank you for all of your support in the Youth Team’s efforts to support Los Alamos!
I’m Sidra Hsieh Ratliff, the producer of the first United Way Youth Team charity event for this year, “Dinner Over Diamond”, which was held Sunday, Sept. 13. It’s quite an honor for me to be able to organize this fund raising event. BR Brand Catering catered and desserts were provided by Ruby K’s and Plaza Cafe Southside.
“Dinner Over Diamond” was a wonderful opportunity for the community to conclude Homecoming and the Class of 1980 Reunion weekend.
For more details about the United Way Youth Team and their events, visit www.UnitedWayNNM.org/YouthTeam.