Jambalaya and Jazz Silent Auction

Stamas_Photo_CroppedAs a business leader, you impact our economy and quality of life on a daily basis. Now, you have the opportunity to join us in changing the lives of children and families in our region. Adoption Option Inc., Child Welfare Organization (AOICWO) provides much more than adoption services. We impact this community by providing services in the areas of Adoption, Foster Care, Licensing, Family Preservation, and also offer life skills programs for youth involved with adoption or the foster care system.

Our programs for abused and/or neglected children and their families offer evidence-based parenting classes, with the goal of reuniting families with their children when possible and offering adoption services (and other services) when it is not possible for the children to return home. In 2016, we provided more than 8,500 hours of family preservation, increasing our service hours by 18% from last year to this year. We also increased the number of families that we reached to nearly 400 hundred families which is 10% higher than last year, thereby helping many more foster care children all over the State of Michigan.

You can help by supporting a great annual event, where community leaders can step forward to help change the lives of children and families. Our 4th Annual Jambalaya and Jazz Cook-Off event will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 6-8:30 pm, at the Great Hall Convention Center in Midland, MI. You won’t want to miss sampling your favorite Great Lakes Bay restaurants who will compete in three separate Cook-Off categories (Jambalaya, Comfort Foods  and Desserts), a Silent Auction and live Jazz performers. Please take a look at the options below and consider how you can become a part of AOICWO’s extended family, working together to make a positive impact on the lives of children and families in our Great Lakes Bay Region through one of the following sponsorship opportunities.

We look forward to working together on this shared vision to benefit our communities! Please join our staff, board, volunteers and honorary chairs, Senator Jim & Mrs. Marsha Stamas  (pictured above), in supporting this fun family event to generate funds to help children. 

Warmest regards,

DeLois Leapheart

President & CEO

If you are interested in donating a silent auction item, please click the link below and email, fax or mail in the form. If you have questions please feel free to contact our Silent Auction Chair Jessie Hinkle by email.

 Click here to open Silent Auction Form    |   Click here to Email Jessie Hinkle