A.C.E. Kick Off Cocktail Party March 31, 2009. New York City. It is an honor to be one of the chairs of the upcoming event for the Association of Community Employment Programs for the Homeless
(A.C.E.), along with Barry Klarberg
. Henry Buhl
; philanthropist, humanitarian, visionary and Founder of A.C.E.
, graciously opened the doors of his exquisite SoHo home for this evenings cocktail party. It is always a pleasure to visit Henry’s home which is laden with his ever changing collection of Hand art that tours the world. Tonight was special, it was the kick off party for the annual A.C.E.
Award Dinner scheduled for June 3rd at Guastavino’s under the 59th Street bridge. This evenings cocktail party for over 100 guests was generously underwritten by Donna and Roys Poyiadjis
. Rodney, a graduate from A.C.E.’s program spoke, proudly saying, “I was homeless for seventeen years, I now have a job thanks to A.C.E.
I am proud to say that I just paid taxes for the first time in years, received an electric bill and got my first credit card.” His speech was inspiring and proved that our help does make a difference. We can help to rehabilitate a person giving him or her a new lease on life. This year, we are “Celebrating Hands at Work.” We are acknowledging the men and women of A.C.E.'s
vocational training program. They work hard every day on community service projects while learning skills to reclaim their lives .The upcoming event usually raises about one million dollars for A.C.E.
, and is critical to A.C.E.’s annual fundraising efforts. Due to economic downturns homelessness is increasing. A.C.E.
needs our help to assist these individuals now more than ever. To learn more about A.C.E.
go to http://www.ace4homeless.org
To learn more about the June 3rd Gala please contact Arienne Orozco
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