Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Hobsnobbin' and cash mobbin' for literacy!

Come out to:
Sonnets, Shopping & Champagne
on Thursday, February 23, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

at The Peacock Room in the Historic Park Shelton,15 E. Kirby (next to the DIA)

The Peacock Room's Rachel Lutz is donating 10 percent of sales all day on Feb. 23 to benefit InsideOut Literary Arts Project.Free champagne for shoppers!

photography by Lindee Robinson
"I support InsideOut because language and art are such critical parts of a full education. In the face of devastating cuts, they step up to fill a growing void, empowering our children with confidence and a voice,'' said Lutz. "When we invest in InsideOut, our reward is that our students become our teachers.''
Ten dollars from the sale of each Detroit Snob, glam tee-shirt will also go to InsideOut. The organization is racing to meet a February 29th deadline to capture a $25,000 matching grant from Hollywood filmmaker Bob Shaye.

"Detroit Snobs know the value of education, literacy and creativity to the survival of the human spirit,'' says Desiree Cooper, Detroit Snob founder, journalist and long time IO board member. "To give that gift to our young people is the best gift we can give to ourselves."

Dave Lewinski, founder of Detroit Cash Mob is also supporting the event by encouraging members of Detroit Cash Mob to shop at the Peacock Room on the 23rd.

Here are some other great offers during "Sonnets, Shopping & Champagne."

InsideOut founder, Terry Blackhawk, will debut her latest book, "The Light Between," with 60 percent of proceeds benefitting IO.

Famed textile artist Carole Harris will have her scarves availble for sale, with 15 percent going to the youth literary arts program.

Local designer of Je Suis Detroit tees, Toni Powell, will also sell her shirts, with 10 percent going to InsideOut.

Getting there is EASY. No admission fee, and validated parking is available for two hours in the Park Shelton's garage on Woodward Ave.
Here are more items I've bought from the Peacock Room - what fun things will you find?

Can't stop and shop? Donate online --your support will count just the same. Invest in a more creative Detroit--a goal we can all feel snobby about.

1 comment:

pat wt Euseary said...

Unable to attend...but did send my donation in for InSideOut. Pat WT Euseary