How can we make a difference, we who have so much, to those who have so little?
Autumn is well underway and Winter fast approaching. At 7,000 feet—the elevation of my hometown of Santa Fe, New Mexico—the nights are growing cold. Life on the streets is becoming increasingly harsh. Brutal. Dehumanizing. Youth Shelters, a local nonprofit provides a beacon of hope and a safe haven for a forgotten layer of the homeless: adolescents. This organization performs street outreach with warm coats, water, and hope. The professional staff can provide temporary housing for young people who have nowhere else to go. Because I was adopted at age five by loving parents, I did not have to suffer the fate of homelessness and alienation. Not every parent-less child is so lucky. The upcoming event is my way of trying to help: feasting for a cause, raising awareness of Youth Shelters, enjoying fine food on an October evening.
As part of my personal mission to benefit New Mexico’s young people who have left home or who do not have homes, I decided to throw a benefit party at my favorite French restaurant.
Le Dîner Avec Elaine Pinkerton Coleman
A celebration of her new ebook
Santa Fe Blogger ~ Life After Adoption Recovery
Sunday, October 19, 2104 5:30 pm
“A touching, heartfelt book following a woman’s struggle with adoption and acceptance…Through blog posts, old letters and journals, the author traced her history, meeting of her birth parents and the love she knew for hew adoptive parents. Definitely a moving read.” ~ Author Peggy Bechko
The event will benefit the Youth Shelters street outreach programs for teens of Santa Fe and northern New Mexico.
“Youth Shelters and Family Services delivers life-changing services to homeless, runaway, and in-crisis youth in northern New Mexico by providing shelter and addressing health, safety, education, and workforce opportunities so they may lead independent and meaningful lives.”
For more information contact Elaine Pinkerton
505.983.9747 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
217 E. Palace Ave. Santa Fe, NM 505.216.1845
Fixed price dinner $38.00
Sunday, October 19th
Chez Mamou French Bistro
217 E. Palace Ave.
Santa Fe, NM
Phone for reservations (space is limited)
Menu for the evening: