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“Take a Chance on Me: Divas’ Bingo”
October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Truth Pharm Board of Directors Plans “Take a Chance on Me: Divas’ Bingo” at Touch of Texas
(Binghamton, NY) The Truth Pharm Board of Directors is working with local Divas, community partners, and Touch of Texas to raise funds toward a match challenge issued by the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation.
In May, the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation, which offers grants to Community Based Organizations which create social change through grassroots organizing, awarded Truth Pharm with $10,000 and issued a challenge. If Truth Pharm could match that $10,000 through local fundraising, the Foundation would issue another $10,000!
To work toward that goal, Truth Pharm’s Board of Directors has organized an event to take place this Sunday, October 27th, from 2:00 – 7:00pm.
The event will feature hosting and performances by local Divas DeDe Kupps, Katrina, and others; a twist on traditional Bingo with the prizes being baskets and items donated by more than 15 vendors who will be on hand for early holiday shoppers; t-shirts printed on-site by Zappia Athletics; a bake sale; a 50/50 raffle, and many more surprises.
Tickets can be purchased at https://squareup.com/store/truthpharm, by contacting any Truth Pharm Board Member, and at the door. For those unable to attend, contributions can be made via Truth Pharm’s website, at http://truthpharm.org/how-you-can-help/
This event is one of several that have taken place since June with the goal of matching the original award and meeting the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation’s challenge, with organizing by the Board of Directors, Truth Pharm’s Rainmakers, and community partners. The press is welcome to attend.
From the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation’s website: “Grassroots, constituent-led organizing is among the most effective means to create social change. We define organizing as collective action from the bottom up that challenges the status quo, demands changes in policy and practice, educates communities about root causes, and advocates and agitates for systemic and just solutions. Lasting change occurs when Social Justice Movements are built from the ground up and grassroots groups come together across sectors and constituencies to work for the common principles of Human Rights and Justice for All.”