The Children’s Aid Society Associates Council Hosts “Emerald City” Spring Cocktail Event To Raise Funds for Youth Nutrition Programs

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April 3, 2013

New York, NY, April 3, 2013 – The Associates Council of The Children’s Aid Society announced today that it will host its third annual spring fundraiser on Wednesday, May 8, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. The event, called “Emerald City,” will support Go!Healthy, a Children’s Aid program that aims to prevent and slow rates of childhood obesity in low-income communities. Special guest Tanya Steel, editor-in-chief of Epicurious.com and Gourmet.com, will be on hand to conduct a healthy cooking demonstration with young program participants.

The Associates Council is a group of 40 young New York City professionals who participate in yearlong volunteering and fundraising activities to support Children’s Aid’s mission to help children in poverty succeed and thrive. Council members raise awareness and vital funds by organizing events and activities for their peers.

The group expects 300 guests at the event, which will borrow elements from L. Frank Baum’s classic children’s book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Sephora, the beauty-retail visionary and leading cosmetic chain, will send makeup artists to add a touch of emerald, fashion’s “color of the year,” to event attendees. The event will feature an open bar and hors d'oeuvres by ‘wichcraft.

Guests will have a chance to win luxury tiered raffle prizes, such as a once-in-a-lifetime shopping party for 25, a private golf package at Winged Foot Golf Club, flight and hotel getaway tickets, a personalized makeover with a stylist and exclusive spa and fitness packages.

Launched 10 years ago, the Go!Healthy program follows children from birth through adolescence and beyond, educating them and their parents about wellness and the joys of healthy cooking and eating. The program has multiple components, including: Go!Kids, a healthy foods and fitness curriculum designed for early childhood classrooms; Go!Chefs, a hands-on cooking and nutrition education curriculum for young people ages two through 21; a Food Justice program for middle school and high school students; and Go!Healthy Parents, a six-week wellness program that educates parents about healthy cooking and eating, as well as movement and stress reduction.

Tickets to the event are $125. To find out more, please visit www.childrensaidsociety.org/ac-events.

The Children’s Aid Society is an independent, not-for-profit organization established to serve the children of New York City.  Our mission is to help children in poverty to succeed and thrive. We do this by providing comprehensive supports to children and their families in targeted high-needs New York City neighborhoods. Founded in 1853, it is one of the nation’s largest and most innovative non-sectarian agencies, serving New York’s neediest children. Services are provided in community schools, neighborhood centers, health clinics and camps. For additional information, please call Anthony Ramos at (212) 949-4938/ (917) 204-8214, email anthonyr@childrensaidsociety.org or visit www.childrensaidsociety.org.