Children of Conservation’s Inaugural “Eats And Beats” Event Raises Over $20,000 | Community Spirit
Children of Conservation’s first ever Eats & Beats event held at The Buckhead Theatre on Monday, May 7, 2012 featured over 20 of Atlanta’s best restaurants and catering companies as well as four entertaining chef bands. Nearly 500 people attended, raising $20,023 for Children of Conservation, a non-profit organization that works to protect endangered animals and provide scholarships for wildlife sanctuary workers’ children.
The successful event kicked off the season for Dinner & A Cause Cards, which give diners a 20 percent discount at participating Atlanta restaurants for the months of July and August. Along with sampling food and drinks and listening to the chef bands perform, guests were also able to bid on silent auction items, including paintings created by the apes from the Limbe Wildlife Center.
“We are thankful for the generous support of the community and excited to bring awareness to such an important cause,” says Michele Stumpe, founder of Children of Conservation. “We look forward to continuing to raise even more funds for the endangered species and children of wildlife sanctuary workers in Africa through the sales of the Dinner & A Cause Cards.”
The money raised at Eats & Beats will be used to fund the scholarship program of the Children of Conservations’ primary education fund. The fund currently pays for the education of 66 children through high school.
Children of Conservation is a 501C3 dedicated to the conservation and protection of endangered animals in third world countries through education, habitat preservation and wildlife sanctuary support. Children of Conservation projects are designed not only to help the animals, but also to benefit the local people working tirelessly to protect these creatures, preserve their habitat and end the devastating bushmeat trade. As a result, the organization also provides educational scholarships for children of wildlife sanctuary workers in Africa.