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Atlanta, GA, United States, 2010/05/04 - In honor of National Foster Care Month, Grammy Award winner, Ne-Yo and The Compound Foundation announced plans to host the 3rd Annual Celebration of Mothers on Sunday, May 9, 2010, themed “ Sunday Brunch at the Opera”, to honor foster moms.
The event is being held to encourage, celebrate and reward these mothers for the all that they do each and every day. This special brunch will be held at a private location from 2pm-5pm, highlighting wellness and self-care with the help of sponsors Carol's Daughter, Design Essentials, O.P.I and Nick Chavez product lines.
Joining in on the mission to help children in foster care is R&B’s sensational soul-singer, Raheem DeVaughn. With his new album, Love & War Masterpiece available now, DeVaughn will serenade the moms attending, delivering a conscious message, with songs like “SuperHero”, a prelude to his mother. The Celebration of Mothers is a project of Compound Cares, a program dedicated to raising awareness and support for youth and families in the child welfare community. This is an invitation only event for foster mothers who have been identified by DHS Division of Family and Children Services to have an outstanding record of service to children in Georgia, and guests of the Compound Foundation. “Our hope is that we can give the moms a great time, recruit more women who want to foster our young people in need and make them feel the appreciation we all have for all that they do,” said Reynell Hay, co-Founder of the Compound Foundation.
The foster moms will be honored by the Luminary Moms in attendance, including Sylvia Reed (mother of Mayor Kasim Reed), Loraine Smith (mother of R&B singer and founder, Ne-Yo), Alfredia Scott (wife of US Congressman David Scott), Janice Faulkner (mother of NBA star Lou Williams) and Aliyah Najm (mother of hip-hop artist T-Pain). Luminary Mothers are women who exemplify strength and commitment to family, while balancing professional and public lives. Luminary Moms serve a very special role in presenting the honors of the day to a special honoree identified by Department of Human Services (DHS) to have an outstanding record of service to children in Georgia.
About the Compound Foundation
Launched in early 2007, the Compound Foundation (compoundfoundation.org) is a national 501(C) 3 non-profit organization established to increase awareness about the status of children in the child welfare system in America. The aim of the Compound Foundation, Inc. is to support and partner with residential care facilities through programs aimed at teaching entrepreneurship and life skills that will empower them to become productive, successful, independent adults.
Press check in is at 1:30pm and the red carpet opens at 1:45pm.