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3 weeks from TODAY! J4J Launch Event

Only 3 weeks from today is our launch event! Please join us to learn more about our mission.

COME CELEBRATE THE LAUNCH OF JOURNEY 4 JOSH FOUNDATION

WHO: Journey 4 Josh (Patty@journey4josh.org) 910-442-7721

WHAT: Premiere Launch Party

WHERE: Cape Fear Community College Union Station, Windell Daniels Hall and Terrace.

WHEN: December 5, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

WHY: The first fundraiser to support activities planned for 2015 to offer financial support to children 5-8 years old for activities their families could otherwise not afford. Our organization already has sent two school-age children to summer camp, with two more attending basket- ball camp at Camp Halo, an Impact Church program. Currently, J4J also is paying for a local 8-year-old’s guitar lessons.

Our Journey 4 Josh nonprofit was born of tragedy with the murder of my son Joshua – but delivering hope – will mark its official premiere with an evening of good food, modern dance and great company.

Highlights include special remarks from District Attorney Ben David and myself, Journey4Josh founder(Patty Proutey). Techmoja Dance & Theater will provide entertainment. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and complimentary beverages will be served.

We are determined to offer a safety net to all of our at-risk children, reaching one child at a time. We are a group of real people who simply believe that good ultimately can come from Joshua’s death.

For ticket information, call Elaine Anlyan, 910-264-7793; or email eanlyan@gmail.com.

To learn about sponsorship opportunities and other ways to help contact us.

Purchase your tickets now to support our great cause!


New Nonprofit Helping At-Risk Children Celebrates Launch

Journey4Josh Launch Event
December 5, 2014 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cape Fear Community College Union Station

New Nonprofit Helping At-Risk Children Celebrates Launch

An area nonprofit agency born of tragedy – but delivering hope – will mark its official premiere with an evening of good food, modern dance and great company. The Journey4Josh Launch Event happens December 5, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Cape Fear Community College Union Station, Windell Daniels Hall and Terrace. The first fundraiser to support activities planned for 2015, Launch tickets are $50.

Highlights include special remarks from District Attorney Ben David and Journey4Josh founder Patty Proutey. Techmoja Dance & Theater will provide entertainment, with heavy hors d’oeuvres from Middle of the Island Catering. Guests also can enjoy complementary beer, wine and soft drinks.

While the event represents the organization’s formal opening, Proutey said she started thinking about starting J4J soon after her son Joshua, 19, was murdered in 2012.

“Joshua worked at the Community Arts Theater on Orange and 2nd Street here in Wilmington and was on his way home from work when he was murdered.. I wanted some good to come from his loss,” said Proutey, who describes her son as outgoing and adventurous with a heart for young children.

“Starting a foundation to help at-risk children engage in positive activities, to discover their creativity and talents through the arts and other enrichment activities, is a way to continue the journey Josh would never complete.”

According to Proutey, the organization already has sent two school-age children to summer camp, with two more attending basketball camp at Camp Halo, an Impact Church program. Currently, J4J also is paying for a local 8-year-old’s guitar lessons.

“We are determined to offer a safety net to all our at-risk children, reaching one child at a time,” Proutey said. “We are a group of real people who simply believe that good ultimately can come from Joshua’s death.”

Since Journey4Josh’s inception, local organizations have been eager to get involved, among them the Community Arts Center, Wilmington Athletic Club, Cape Fear Community College, The Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County. Kids Making It and Jon Spetrino at Daztech are also on board – and for all this Proutey is grateful.

“We will generously give back to those in the community who partner with us. They make so much more possible,” she said.

For ticket information, call Elaine Anlyan, 910-264-7793; or email eanlyan@gmail.com. To learn about sponsorship opportunities and other ways to help, visit http://www.journey4josh.org. On Facebook, go to https://www.facebook.com/journey4josh.

Journey4Josh Launch Event

No doubt most of us are aware that on December 13, 2012, Josh Proutey, a Cape Fear Community College student was robbed and killed on his way home from work in downtown Wilmington. Since this tragedy, our community has organized The Journey 4 Josh Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to raise money to provide opportunities for children to become involved with activities offered by organizations and agencies as an alternative to street gangs and violence.

On Friday, December 5, a cocktail-fundraiser will be held at the CFCC Union Station to honor Josh and to raise $25,000 for The Journey 4 Josh Foundation.

I’m writing you to ask if you would consider supporting this event. Every dollar we raise will be used to target at-risk children in our community. There are many ways to support this foundation. Donations, Sponsorships and event tickets. Here is a list of the opportunities for support:

Sponsorships:

Presenting Sponsor – $2,500

Gold Sponsor – $1,000

Silver Sponsor – $500

 

Tickets: $50.00 per person

Donations: Checks may be made payable toThe Journey for Josh Foundation.

Please take this opportunity to act on your belief that what happened to Josh should never happen again.
This foundation is taking action to help solve this.

Blessings,

Bill

William G. Anlyan, Jr. J.D.
Managing Partner
Anlyan&Hively Asset Management
University Corporate Center II
131 Racine Dr., Suite 250
Wilmington, NC 28403

910-599-9409