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On February 14th a gunman opened fire on innocent children at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland Florida, killing 17 children and teachers and devastating an entire community.
The Friendship Initiative, an organization built on the core values of compassion, outreach and friendship, lost two of our dedicated teenage volunteers, Jaime Guttenberg and Gina Montalto in the massacre.
Jaime and Gina took their volunteer roles with the Friendship Initiative very seriously. They loved their friends with all of their heart and their loss is felt deeply by our entire community.
On June 2nd, The Friendship Initiative will hold its first annual gala event “An Evening with Friends” to honor the lives of Jaime and Gina and celebrate the love and friendship that brings children with special needs and neuro-typical children together.
All money raised at the event will fund scholarships in their names to award The Friendship Initiative student volunteers who display the compassion, kindness, and commitment that Jaime and Gina modeled every day.
Please join us by donating an item for our silent and/or live auction. All donations are tax-deductible and will be acknowledged in our event program.
Please contact Lisa Ferrara at firstname.lastname@example.org or 917.370.6383 for further information or to donate an item or service.
On behalf of the Guttenberg and Montalto families and all of us at The Friendship Initiative we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
The Friendship Initiative
The Friendship Initiative is a 501c3 charitable organization, started in 2011 and committed to uniting individuals of all abilities through friendship, thus redefining the concept of community. We provide programs to foster relationships between the special needs and neuro-typical populations, creating a world that is home to all and influencing generations to come.
Originally posted at http://thefriendshipinitiative.org/