Neat Stuff Inc. Casino Night Fundraiser at Coral Gables Country Club 1/29/11

Neat Stuff, Inc. Setting The Stage For A Fabulous Casino Night For A Great Cause
January 29, 7:00PM to 11:00PM
Coral Gables Country Club
997 N. Greenway Dr
Coral Gables, FL

Pre paid tickets to the Neat Stuff Casino Night: $75. $100 at the door. For more information on tickets please email:
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Cocktails courtesy of Chambord Vodka, Jack Daniels, and Barceló Rum. Other promotional partners: The Robert G. Segel & Janice L Sherman Family Foundation, The Treatment Center Coral Gables Country Club, Creativas Group Branding & Public Relations.

The non for profit organization Neat Stuff, Inc. is ready to host its first Casino Night fundraising event this January 29, 2010 from 7:00PM to 11:00PM at the newly renovated Coral Gables Country Club. The Casino Night fundraising event is planned to be a fabulous night filled with “Las Vegas” style fun intended to help raise funds for a an amazing organization that aids our South Florida youth.

Neat Stuff, Inc. was founded in 1995 with the mission to provide free new clothing and school uniforms to abused, neglected, abandoned and other at-risk children. Neat Stuff was created by local community child advocate Phyllis Krug, who identified a critical need for children involved in the social services system. Today, under the direction of Executive Director Franklin Monjarrez the organization is proud to be the only agency of its kind in South Florida proudly serving an average of 8,000 at-risk children and distributing over $.7 million worth of new clothes, school uniforms and accessories annually. The major story is not just what they do but how they do it.

Neat Stuff for Kids which has been dubbed “the little engine that could” by Franklin raises its funds from the private sector with no Government help which presents its challenges. Neat Stuff works hard to create strong relationships within community while running a very lean and efficient operation. The agency has been recognized by being awarded the prestigious Four-Star rating by Charity Navigator for its sound fiscal management. Inspired to celebrate Neat Stuff’s success Franklin felt it was time for the agency to coordinate a fabulous event to share their vision with others in the community. The Casino Night fundraising event is an opportunity for others to jump on “little engine that could” while having a great time.

The Neat Stuff Casino Night is planned to be a spectacular affair. Fittingly the upscale, newly renovated Coral Gables Country Club was chosen for this event. Guests will experience a red carpet welcome complete with Las Vegas-style show girls which are sure to set the mood for a “Sin City” inspired event. After ticketing, guests will receive their “play money” and enter the Coral Grand Ballroom and be transported to Las Vegas for one night. Those present will be treated to an open bar to get those pesky pre-gambling jitters out of the way. Experience the sights and sounds of a real casino as players roar with every roll of the dice at the craps table. Try your hand at out hustling the blackjack dealer while sipping on vodka martinis. The roulette table is sure to be popular as participants decide what to bet only moments before the dealer flicks the ball into the spinning wheel. If the tables aren’t the fancy or just taking a break between bets guests are encouraged to take part in the fabulous silent and live auction. Music will fill the air as guests move to the rhythm with cocktails in hand. Palates will be pleased as guests savor delicious hors d’ouerves throughout the evening. The Neat Stuff Casino Night is sure to be a spectacular event but more importantly it is an event to bring people together for the sake and welfare of less fortunate children in our community.

The Neat Stuff Casino Night will be another milestone of what has been an amazing journey for this agency. What began as a humble operation 16 years ago has turned into an inspiring tale of how a group of caring people can help others who are not as fortunate. The “little engine that could” is ready to turn into a furious locomotive.