A Grand Holiday Season for Everyday Blessings, Inc.!

We are thrilled with the results of our Kids Helping Kids Through Music Concert to reaise funds for Everyday Blessings, Inc. during the Holiday Season.  Thru all of your efforts and donations, one of Every Blessing’s home biggest needs were met and now the children have a safe vehicle to transport them around. Thank you all for helping us make this possible!

Situation:

Everyday Blessings Inc who cares for up to 28 children in Thonotosassa and up to 12 children at their Sarasota location while they await permanent placement sorely needed a van to transport the children they work so hard to help, but simply did not have the resources to purchase one.

Solution:

The Grand Beauty Spa planned and executed their 6th Annual Grand Beauty Spa Charity Concert committing to raising the funds for a new van for Everyday Blessings. In Two Weeks Foundation in memory of Barbara Joyce Plaster, offered to match funds raised by the event!

Outcome:

What an amazing successful concert we had! Between the pianist, singers, and dancers we had the most talented and caring kids in the Tampa Bay area. These kids performed an amazing concert! The concert was pure joy and the crowd filled the theatre with the sounds of awe, wow, laughter, and tears.

Special thanks goes to Fox13 news anchor Denise White for emceeing the event and helping us add that special touch.

We never thought we could raise the money for a van but guess what we did! Thru all of your efforts and donations, we raised 11,200.00.

In Two Weeks Foundation matched all proceeds raised to support Everyday Blessings.  Linda Plaster began the foundation in memory of her mother, Barbara Joyce Plaster, who was challenged by the many mental and physical complications of encephalitis acquired when she was a young girl as the result of the measles virus. Throughout Barbara’s life, she was bursting with love and a spirit of giving despite her own challenges. Her loving pureness touched, inspired and filled the hearts of many, leaving an unforgettable legacy of love…one that leaves no doubt that love is the greatest gift any of us can ever give or receive.

The In Two Weeks Foundation is run by good friends Linda Plaster, Carol Fant and Ann Potter who work together to raise awareness and funds for select charities.

Special thanks goes to David and Karena Kilcoyne. David, owner of Gator Ford generously found us  a 15 passenger 2012 Ford Van to purchase for $21,500.00 donating their profits as well as Ford certifying the van, plus extending a 5 year warranty, and roadside assistance.  We were able to add two DVD TV’s for the kids with with the extra money and the $1000.00 trade in from the homes old van.

It feels great to know one of Every Blessing’s home biggest needs were met and now the children have a safe vehicle to transport them around. Thank you all for helping us make this possible!

Press Release

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 14, 2013

 

Kids Helping Kids Charity Concert to Help Fund Purchase of a Van for Everyday Blessings

Exceptionally Gifted Kids Perform to raise funds to Purchase Van to Safely Transport Kids. Charity Concert Proceeds to Be Matched by In Two Weeks Foundation, Inc.  

 

Tampa, Fla, November 14, 2013 The Grand Beauty Spa, A Tampa Luxury European Day Spa, today announced that the In Two Weeks Foundation, in memory of Barbara Joyce Plaster, will match funds raised by The Grand Beauty Spa’s “6th Annual Charity Concert, Kids Helping Kids Through Music” to benefit Everyday Blessings – the event takes place tomorrow, 11/15/13, at 6:30pm at the Friday Morning Musicale, 809 W. Horatio Street. Ticket pre-sales currently total $4,000 and The Grand hopes to reach $6,000 for tomorrow’s event. With the 100% matching funds from In Two Weeks Foundation, Inc., proceeds will fund the purchase of a van for Everyday Blessings for the safe transport of children.

 

“Kids Helping Kids” features exceptionally talented children from across the bay area and was the inspiration of Grand Beauty Spa owner Carmen Sargeant’s son Steven at age 7. A gifted pianist, Steven wanted to help children who are less fortunate during the holidays by playing a concert at The Grand. His accomplishments include National Federation of Music Clubs: Piano Solo, 7 Years Superior Ratings (2nd Gold Cup), 4 Years Superior in Concerto and Pat./Folk Events, 2008 2nd award in Piano Solo at Junior Convention, 2nd Prize in sonatina competition at St. Petersburg College, 4 years in Fall Festival and 2 years Piano Guild National Winner. He is joined by numerous, similarly talented children for this special event.

“If you truly have a love for the arts and want to show your support, please help us spread the news so we can help Everyday Blessings with the purchase of a van to transport their children safely,” The Grand Beauty Spa owner Carmen Sargeant said. “I hope you can attend or show your support through a donation. I truly believe we have compiled the top Junior musicians in the Tampa Bay area including performers like 2012 World Ballerina winner Tatiana Melendez, and singer Seth Alderman, plus a special performance from Act. Please help us make this a truly special evening to help the children of Everyday Blessings.”

 

The event will be emceed by FOX13 News Anchor Denise White, and begins at 6:30pm tomorrow (Friday, 11/15) at the Friday Morning Musicale, 809 W. Horatio Street. Tickets are $20 at the door (and are available from The Grand Beauty Spa). Donations are accepted.

 

Everyday Blessings, Inc. cares for up to 28 children in Thonotosassa and up to 12 children at their Sarasota location while they await permanent placement. The children in their program range in age from newborn through 17 years old. They come from all economic backgrounds and ethnic groups and have been removed from their previous home due to abuse, neglect or abandonment.

 

About The Grand Beauty Spa:
The Grand Beauty Spa is a Luxury European Day Spa in Tampa, Florida. The Grand Beauty Spa is a flagship spa for Thalgo Laboratories of Paris, a true innovator in health and beauty while preserving our natural resources and eco-system. Thalgo uses only safe and effective high performance ingredients including medically patented micronized marine algae. The Grand Beauty Spa specializes in custom treatments featuring cutting edge technology and first rate professionals in a five star atmosphere. Services include facials, massage, body treatments, face and body depilation, manicures & pedicures, haircuts & styling, color treatments, hair & eyelash extensions, make up application and a suite of medically supervised Medi-spa services.  Free steam and sauna therapies are also available to customers.

For further details about The Grand Beauty Spa log on to http://www.grandbeautyspa.com/

 

About In Two Weeks Foundation, Inc.:
The IN TWO WEEKS FOUNDATION, INC. has its origins in the charitable efforts of Linda Plaster in memory of her mother, Barbara Joyce Plaster, who was challenged by the many mental and physical complications of encephalitis acquired when she was a young girl as the result of the measles virus.  Throughout Barbara’s life, she was bursting with love and a spirit of giving despite her own challenges.  Her loving pureness touched, inspired and filled the hearts of many, leaving an unforgettable legacy of love…one that leaves no doubt that love is the greatest gift any of us can ever give or receive.  The In Two Weeks Foundation is run by good friends Linda Plaster, Carol Fant and Ann Potter who work together to raise awareness and funds for select charities.

 

For more details contact:

Bob Linger, Founder & CEO
New Marketing Lighthouse, Inc.
Office: 813-344-2114
bob@newmarketinglighthouse.com

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