(Editor's note: the following is a press release provided by State Rep. Dar'shun Kendrick.)
State Representative Dar'shun Kendrick and Stonecrest Business Alliance will behosting Rep. Kendrick’s 2nd Annual “Joy of Giving” Business Reception on Saturday, December 15th from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Fairfield Inn at Stonecrest Mall. Special guestspeakers will be Debra DeBerry, Clerk of Court for DeKalb County Superior Court and JudgeGregory A. Adams from DeKalb County Superior Court who will touch on the importance ofthe business community in community issues.
Rep. Kendrick currently serves on the Stonecrest Mall Business Alliance Board of Directors whose mission is to promote andcultivate sustainable growth in the Stonecrest community.
“This is an annual event I do to engage business owners with their community and I am so happy that the Stonecrest Business Alliance has accepted this partnership with me,” stated Rep. Kendrick. “This will be a great night of food, fellowship and fun as we raise money for two very deserving charities that service constituents in my District.”
The two charities chosen to receive funds from the fundraiser are the Beverly Cunningham Outreach Program founded by Roderick Cunningham who support survivors domestic violence through programs and initiatives and the IXGEN program that encourageswomen and youth entrepreneurship. They service the DeKalb, Rockdale and Gwinnett area.
“IXGEN believes that the youth of today have to be trained to become the leaders of the future, and women need more encouragement and support as they increasingly become heads of households and bread winners. Empowering these two groups through academics and entrepreneurship education can be one of the most effective strategies for providing themwith opportunities to develop character, confidence, and competence,” said Emmenette Mason, the President/CEO of IXGEN, Inc.
Tickets are $35.00 and can be purchased at http://www.bcop.org/donate/. All donations are tax deductible and anyone looking to be a $250.00 business sponsor can contact Marlene Midgette of Collaboration Events at (770) 367-3709.
If you are interested in learning more about this event, please visit www.kendrickforgeorgia.com or contact Rep. Kendrick at (678) 323-7887.
Rep. Kendrick currently represents State House District 94 (DeKalb and Rockdale counties).