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Save the Date: Cheers for Children at Cafe Milano

Tickets are still available for a fundraiser Oct. 29 to benefit First Star.

Cheers for Children is Friday Oct. 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Cafe Milano in Georgetown. The benefit will raise funds for First Star and its new Foster Youth Academy Program in Greater D.C.

The event organizers and supporters, including Georgetowner Cherie Jones, hope to bridge a funding gap for the brand new Georgetown D.C. Foster Youth Academy. First Star needs to raise at least $100,000 more to support the academy, which is estimated to cost some $330,000 each year.

The academy will guide 30 D.C. area foster children through high school and put them on the path for college. The children, selected this fall, will attend school at a local university partner this coming summer where they will take courses on campus and learn life skills like nutrition, cooking, study skills and more.

The evening of wine, food and good company also features a silent auction. Have a home in another city you could offer up for a vacation getaway? Season tickets for a local team that you could spare for one game? Interested donors can download a form online.

Tickets and sponsorship may be purchased online or you may contact Lisa Garr at (240) 401-9969 lisa.garr@firststar.org with questions.

MAGNUM SPONSORSHIP $2,500
• 8 Tickets including specialty food and wine
• Ad in the digital program
• Name listed as Sponsor on First Star’s Website
• Commemorative magnum of fine wine

BOTTLE SPONSORSHIP $1,000
• 2 Tickets including specialty food and wine
• Ad in the digital program
• Name listed on First Star’s Website

GLASS $150
• 1 Ticket including specialty food and wine

According to the First Star website:

"First Star, a national 501c3 public charity was founded in 1999 to strengthen the rights and improve the lives of America's abused and neglected children through education, public policy, legislative reform, direct services and litigation."

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