Homes and Hope: Rebuilding Lives Together Honors Ali Velshi and Creative Benefit Plans

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The Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS) will showcase its work rebuilding the lives of vulnerable families and individuals and present Ali Velshi with its Humanitarian Champion Award and Creative Benefit Plans with its Corporate Champion Award at its cocktail reception on Oct. 20 at Tarallucci E Vino, New York.

CUCS is proud to honor Ali Velshi for his dedicated volunteerism with its Street to Home program.

The Center for Urban Community Services (http://www.cucs.org), a New York City nonprofit, will showcase its work rebuilding the lives of vulnerable families and individuals at its cocktail reception, Homes and Hope: Rebuilding Lives Together, on Oct. 20 at Tarallucci E Vino, New York.

The event will honor two dedicated supporters of CUCS:

Ali Velshi will be presented the inaugural CUCS Humanitarian Champion Award for his dedicated volunteerism with the organization’s Street to Home program. Mr. Velshi volunteers weekly with the program, going out with the team at 5:30am to help individuals living on the street transition to housing. An acclaimed financial and current affairs broadcast reporter, Mr. Velshi is the host of Ali Velshi on Target, a nightly program on Al Jazeera America. Prior to that, Mr. Velshi hosted various shows on CNN, including Your Money, Business Unusual, and The Money Gang.

Tom Richman and Creative Benefit Plans will be presented the CUCS Corporate Champion Award. Working with and supporting CUCS since 1992, Mr. Richman was the chair of the organization’s inaugural gala fundraiser and partner to the organization for over two decades. He founded Creative Benefits Plan in 1990 to provide group benefits to small and medium size companies and nonprofit organizations like CUCS.

CUCS is also proud to be announcing the naming of its newest housing residence in the Bronx for formerly homeless and low-income individuals and families. The Sydelle, named in recognition of the ongoing support of The Ostberg Foundation, will open in December 2015.

The cocktail reception will be attended by 175 leaders from business, government, nonprofit, and philanthropy.

About CUCS (http://www.cucs.org): A leader in the human services and homelessness fields, CUCS has been providing integrated programs that link housing, health, and socials services for New York’s most vulnerable families and individuals for over three decades. Each year more than 35,000 people find help at CUCS.

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