Yoga nonprofit slates gala fundraiser
Published 4:15 pm, Tuesday, June 5, 2012
A nonprofit group that is providing free yoga programs for abused an disadvantaged women has planned its first major fundraiser later this month.
The Yoga for All Cooperative Inc. will host an evening of music, dance, yoga demonstrations and dinner on Thursday, June 21, at the Penfield Beach Pavilion on Fairfield Beach Road.
Tickets are $100 and include a buffet dinner, beer and wine. Corporate sponsorships and volunteer opportunities also are available, the group said.
The event begins at 8 p.m. and will include a silent auction, Yoga for All said in a news release.
The group said its goal is to bring yoga, its stress-reduction effects and the sense of well being it can foster to people who otherwise might not have access to it.
It plans to expand its programs to inner-city schools and corrections facilities and families impacted by incarceration, the group said.
Through outreach programs and scholarships, the cooperative said, it hopes to interest participants in training other disadvantaged people in yoga techniques.
Yoga for All now is providing services to The Center for Women and Families of Eastern Fairfield County, which aids abuse victims, and to the Mercy Learning Center, a Bridgeport literacy program for women.
The group said it is planning programs for Danbury Federal Correctional Facility, the state's Garner Correctional Institution in Newtown, the Bridgeport Public Schools and Family ReEntry, a Norwalk-based nonprofit that deals with family social problems stemming from incarceration.
All gala ticket fees and donations are tax deductible, the group said.
To purchase tickets, visit: www.yoga4allco-op.org. For corporate sponsorship, volunteer inquiries or other information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.