AARON FREEMAN to HEADLINE FAMILY NETWORK’S 30th ANNIVERSARY BENEFIT
The Family Network is excited to welcome Aaron Freeman, comedian and National Public Radio journalist, to serve as master of ceremonies during its 30th annual benefit, scheduled for May 2. Freeman’s unique path to celebrity has included regular appearances on air with PBS and NPR, on stage at Second City, and also in Chicago-area synagogues. The Family Network, a Highland Park-based support service organization, will welcome Freeman for an evening of fun and philanthropy.
The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. at Pinstripes (1150 Willow Rd., Northbrook), and will include appetizers, dinner, and desserts, with bowling and bocce to follow. The program will include an auction, raffle, and paddle raise as Family Network seeks to support its ambitious and effective slate of services.
Family Network provides a variety of educational and supportive services to children and families. Kids get safe, nurturing experiences from experienced professionals; families receive support and quality options when they need it most.
“For 30 years Family Network has provided a wide array of unique and high-quality programs,” said Center Director Jordan Friedman, MSW, LCSW. “From early childhood and parent educational offerings, to after-school and Spanish-based services, the organization has established deep roots in the community that have fostered the growth and development of thousands of children and families. At our May 2nd benefit we will be honoring our visionary founders and incredible families that are the foundation our work.”
For further information on Family Network, or for tickets to the 30th anniversary dinner with Aaron Freeman, call 847-433-0377, or visit familynetworkcenter.org. Tickets are $85 apiece, with discounts for purchase of a full table. Sponsorship opportunities are available through the Family Network office.
Family Network’s impactful "Right From the Start" program offers services in Spanish to at-risk families providing support and skills when they are expecting, or caring for, new babies through the elementary school years. Family Network’s "ASAP" (After School Activities Program) is a safe, structured enrichment and academic resource for kids of working parents. And the Parent/Child Center provides a warm, welcoming place where families with children (birth to age 4) can connect with others and find support in the challenging job of raising young children.
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