Annual Charity Gala for Children Announced

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Devotion to Children's Red, Heart & Soul Benefit Is November 16, 2011

All money raised at our events goes to helping others... Devotion to Children has contributed almost a half million dollars to organizations within the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area.

Devotion to Children announced today that Red, Heart & Soul, the charity’s annual benefit gala, will take place on November 16, 2011 in Fairfax, Virginia.

Red Heart & Soul raises funds to support childcare/preschool access for economically disadvantaged families with children under the age of six. Red Heart & Soul caps the organization’s fundraising year, which includes a Mother’s Day run and a poker event in September. The events and Board fundraising have allowed Devotion to Children to contribute almost a half million dollars to organizations within the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area.

“As more people become aware of the needs these families have for additional services, we are able to raise more funds,” said founder Rosemary Tran Lauer. “All money raised at our events goes to helping others. We continue reaching our financial goals without any fixed expenses. We have no employees so that local families benefit as much as possible from every single donation and event,” she said.

WUSA television personality Angie Goff returns for the fourth consecutive year as Mistress of Ceremonies. Our guests include local civic, business and government leaders, as well as a broad diversity of corporate and individual sponsors. The noted Rhondels band will supply the music for an exquisite evening of fine dining, dancing, raffle prizes and silent auction. Attire will be red – a Red, Heart & Soul tradition – or black tie optional.

Red, Heart & Soul begins at 6:30 at The Waterford at Fair Oaks, 12025 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway in Fairfax. Advance tickets can be purchased for only $100 at http://www.devotiontochildren.org/gala. Sponsorships are also still available.

About Devotion to Children: Devotion to Children® is dedicated to fulfilling the needs of children from birth to age six, so that they may become mentally, physically and emotionally healthy members of society. DTC assists families in becoming economically self-sufficient by helping them obtain preschool and childcare services so that parents may seek and maintain gainful employment. DTC pursues its mission by promoting greater access to subsidized and charitable preschool and childcare services and providing financial assistance to families. DTC also educates the public about the need for affordable, high-quality educational and childcare programs while raising awareness about the availability of such services.

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