In Harmony with Hope Awards… September 30, 2010

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What: In harmony with HopeSM 2010 Awards
When: September 30, 2010, 7:00pm
Where: Kohl Mansion, 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame, CA and *streaming to you*

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We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2010 In Harmony with Hope award. The annual event, which pays tribute to social innovators working to create real change, will take place in Burlingame, California on September 30.  We are honored to have Ronnie Lott, NFL Hall of Famer and founder of All Stars Helping Kids, serving as MC of the awards ceremony. We had a live stream on the web this year! Our goal was to make sure anyone who couldn’t make it to our event still had access to our annual In Harmony with HopeSM awards. [read more here].

2010 In Harmony with HopeSM Award Honorees [read more here]

Will Allen (Founder), Growing Power, growingpower.org

Will Allen has spent the past two decades crusading to bring healthy, low-cost, sustainable food to the food deserts of our nation’s urban centers through his organization, Growing Power. From a 2.5-acre farm located in the heart of Milwaukee, Allen is feeding the city’s poor, educating a nation about urban farming, and mitigating racism by empowering the minority communities he serves. His farming model incorporates innovative cultivation and distribution network design, including aquaculture, vermiculture, horticulture composting, soil reclamation, food distribution, and beekeeping. Growing Power also runs collaborative projects, teen internships and training projects, which engage city youth in producing healthy foods for their communities.

[harmony page]

Rosanne Haggerty (Founder), Common Ground, commonground.org

Rosanne Haggerty’s tested innovations in reducing homelessness, rooted in her decades spent directing Common Ground (the largest developer of supportive housing in the country), are being scaled nationally through her leadership of the newly formed Community Solutions. Its 100,000 Homes Campaign coordinates the efforts of national organizations and local communities to collectively house 100,000 homeless individuals and families by July 2013. At Common Ground, she helped house 5,000 individuals in and around New York. The 20-block area around Times Square experienced an 87% drop in homelessness following the opening of Common Ground’s first rehabilitated property.

[harmony page]

Rebecca Onie (Founder), Project Health, projecthealth.org

Rebecca Onie was just 17 when she lit upon a simple but powerful idea: college students could volunteer to work with physician/nurse mentors to locate critically needed social resources for children visiting pediatric clinics. As Onie learned, a medical approach does not always solve a child’s chronic health problems if the family is making decisions between paying rent or putting food on the table—much less paying for the prescription. Today, 900 student volunteers help 18,000 people obtain critical resources every year through Health Lead’s Family Help Desks. And, a new generation of leaders is being training to change the system of health care delivery in this country.

[harmony page]

More Information About the Awards Ceremony

We are honored to have Ronnie Lott with us this evening in the role of Master of Ceremonies. His own charitable work with All Stars Helping Kids makes him an equal of the honorees he is introducing tonight.

Lott found fame and fortune through football. A legendary tackler, he was one of the most feared players of his day. The passion that powered his success as an athlete also fuels his charitable works, which began while he was still at the height of his career. Just beneath his foreboding surface lies a man who believes the purpose of his life is to serve. Lott founded All Stars Helping Kids in 1989, to give low-income kids an opportunity to succeed. Over the past 20 years, All Stars has awarded $20 million in grants to organizations that are working to change the lives of our young people.

Also featured for this wonderful evening, and not to be missed, are the winners of the Elfenworks Social Justice Prize, The Beat Advocate performing their award winning song ‘The Other Side .’

The evening promises to be full of inspiration and stories of hope—so don’t forget to save the date on your calendar. If you don’t have a formal invitation to join us, we’d love to have you anyway. We simply ask that you call 650.347.9700 or email us at info@elfenworks.org to RSVP to the free event, since space is limited.

We hope to see you at Kohl Mansion on September 30.

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Please contact us if you’d like more information. You can also download the press release for the event.

IHH 2010 - Ken Tam, Marian Sprague, Rebecca Onie, Will Allen, Rosanne Haggerty, Lauren Speeth, Ronnie Lott

In Harmony with Hope 2010 – (left to right)
Ken Tam, Marian Sprague, Rebecca Onie (2010 Honoree), Will Allen (2010 Honoree),
Rosanne Haggerty (2010 Honoree), Lauren Speeth, Ronnie Lott

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