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Yvonne's Hope 4 Change Second Annual Women's History Fundraiser at the Italian American Club

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- On Saturday March 14, 2015 The Yvonne’s Hope 4 Change Transitional Home will host its 2nd Annual Fundraiser Event at The Italian American Club, 1976 Valley Ave. in Scotch Plains from 4:00 – 9:00 pm. The event will honor some great women and is hosted by Melissa Grant, Executive Director of Yvonne’s Hope 4 Change Transitional Home.
 
The Fundraiser will feature remarks from a Keynote Speaker and include Buffet Dinner, Wine, DJ, 50/50 and more. Tickets are $40.00 each. Advanced ticket purchase is required by March 1, 2015. Tickets can be purchased online at www.yvonneshope4change.com or by contacting Melissa at (862) 244-1058 or Dana Murray at (973) 280-2129. Proceeds will benefit Yvonne’s Hope 4 Change Transitional Home. 
 
Yvonne's Hope 4 Change is a 501c3 Non-profit organization devoted to making a difference in the community. We provide a long-term, transitional home which will offer outstanding educational and social programs for pregnant women and women with children. Yvonne’s Hope 4 Change is sure to benefit all residents in our city and the surrounding areas.
 
Executive Director Melissa Grant is the driving force behind the organization. When she was just 12 years old and her sister was 18 and pregnant, Melissa and her family became homeless with nowhere to turn. Melissa always promised herself that when she was on her own, her family would always have a place to live. With that promise in mind, she bought her first house at 32 years old and her second when she was 34. That experience has enabled her to see the need to raise the profile of Transitional housing within the community. It has also given her the motivation and desire that will make a significant impact on fundraising activities.
 
For more questions or for more information on the organization or this event, please contact Melissa Grant at (862) 244-1058 or email:elvenia@hotmail.com.

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