WE2015 Women’s Expo Hopes to Collect 8000 Food Items for Help Office of Owensboro!
Owensboro, KY March 11, 2015: The Owensboro Health WE2015 Women’s Expo, presented by Green River Appliance, will take place March 21 and 22 at the Owensboro Convention Center. In addition to offering a fun-filled Girls Weekend Out, the producers of the event are excited about offering a chance for attendees to give back to the community and be awarded for their good deeds!
“The Help Office of Owensboro was the first non-profit organization that we decided to work with by offering to do a huge food drive”, said Nick Catinna, show producer. “They do so much for this community, yet not a lot of people realize the many roles that they play. We are asking that every woman attending WE2015 Women’s Expo bring at least one non-perishable food item to donate to the Help Office. In return for their donation of food, they will receive a one-dollar discount off their WE2015 ticket” explained Catinna. Tickets are $6.00 but with any food donation (one item or 10) each ticket buyer will get into WE2015 for $5.00. “Our goal is to donate 8,000 canned and boxed items of food to the Help Office of Owensboro”, said Catinna.
The Alma Randolph Charitable Foundation is benefiting by providing ticket-takers during the two day event. “The producers of WE2015 are making a donation to the foundation that will clothe three children”, said Alma Randolph, founder of the ARCF. WE2015 has also donated a booth to the foundation so that they can begin to promote the organization’s spring fundraiser, The Ladies Luncheon and Fashion Show.
The Help Office of Owensboro is directed by Woody Woodward. The organization was founded in 1971 by churches, clergy and laypeople. Their mission is to help the least fortunate of the community with food, clothing, and emergency assistance in a meaningful and caring way. Last year, the Help Office provided assistance to over 6100 infants, adults and senior citizens in Daviess County. They provided 92,000 meals, 5100 persons were helped with clothing and 9660 received emergency assistance.
The Alma Randolph Foundation has helped to clothe more than 14,000 children in the area during the 22 years since Alma Randolph first began her organization.