I'm looking forward to attending a gala event next month, for the benefit of the Heart Gallery Orlando. I'm looking forward to it both because it is a fundraiser for a very good cause, and also because I've always thought it would be fun to go to one of those fancy black-tie affairs where VIPs practice philanthropy among the clink of champagne glasses and tuxedoed waiters carrying silver platters of canapes.
I don't know if this will be that sort of event exactly, but I hear there will be a red carpet, and that's good enough for me.
The Heart Gallery presents a unique approach to a heartbreaking situation, namely the hundreds of children in the metropolitan Orlando area who need loving adoptive families. The Heart Gallery is a gallery-style photo exhibit with beautiful, professional photos of about 80 kids who are currently in the Florida foster care system awaiting adoption. The photo shoot is a chance for kids who may have little or nothing of their own to feel truly special for a day. The exhibit raises awareness of the issue in general, as well as perhaps being a connection point for a prospective parent to fall in love with one of those children.
If you'd care to put on your dancing shoes and join me at the event, it will take place on Thursday, February 12 at the Rosen Plaza Orlando, from 6 to 10 PM. You can learn more on my friend Jennifer's pledge page, where you can buy a ticket or just make a donation of any amount to support this cause.
And by the way - this is going to be a GREAT place to network your business!