A Thousand & One Nights May 8, 2009 07.28.2009
Looking back a little…MMD Events was proud to work with Heather Leather and her fabulous charity, Windows for Widows out of New York City, on their “A Thousand & One Nights” fundraiser at the Sirata Beach Resort. Windows for Widows is a nonprofit organization committed to providing emotional and financial support to Egyptian widows and their families. Did you know that in Egypt, where only 20% of the work force is made up of women, women are left penniless after the death of their husbands? This leads to loss of homes, loss of rights and often loss of their children to orphanages. In a society where women are devalued without their husbands, Heather and her charity have stepped in to make a difference in the lives of these individuals. As funds are raised, they are personally distributed by Heather and her team on a case by case basis. Widows apply for funding and are granted it based on a set of qualifications. To learn more and to see how you can help, please visit http://www.windowsforwidows.com/ .
The “A Thousand & One Nights” charity fundraiser, held on May 8th, took St. Pete Beach by storm with live music, belly dancing, Mediterranean cuisine, Arabian décor and a fabulous hookah lounge. Hundreds of people turned out for this worthy cause and thousands of dollars were raised.
Heather personally donated much of the funds necessary to make this night fashionable and memorable. Look for this event next year; it was truly one of a kind!
Posted By: Amanda on July 28th, 2009 - No Comments