Four organizations to benefit from Impact Movie NightWritten by Matt Liasse | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Four organizations will raise money for their respective causes while attendees enjoy a night at the movies.
Impact Movie Night will be at the Maumee Indoor Theatre, 301 Conant St., on Oct. 22. Four films will be screened to raise awareness for causes that are impacting the local community. The free event is open to the public and seats will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
Donations will be collected for four organizations: The Arms Forces, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Ohio, Children’s Miracle Network and The Daughter Project.
The Arms Forces will be presenting the HBO documentary “Wartorn: 1861-2010,” which will start at 6:15 p.m.
“Though it doesn’t speak to the entire [bulk of] issues that our mission [serves] … it does give a rather heart-wrenching view into the struggles of our military soldiers from prior wars up to the current war,” said Pam Hays, president and founder of The Arms Forces.
The main goal of the organization is to assist veterans in multiple ways, one being through educating the community.
“Truly, an educated community is going to be the key of veterans being able to successfully integrate,” Hays said. “The focus is so often put just on the veteran and [their] family that they’re the only ones that understand what’s going on and our mission with The Arms Forces is to educate a community … my mission is to raise the consciousness of America with what we’re doing.”
Hays is a traumatic brain injury survivor; in a traffic accident, she flew 20 feet off the back of a motorcycle. Her experience is one reason she started The Arms Forces.
“I was told by my neurologist ‘We don’t do brain transplants; you just have to go learn how to live your life,’” Hays, a Toledo Free Press columnist, said.
“Sex+Money: A National Search for Human Worth” will be presented by The Daughter Project at 8:15 p.m.
“At The Daughter Project, we are very pleased that the Society of Young Professionals (SYP), via the Maumee Chamber of Commerce, have chosen to support us and three other organizations in such a unique way,” said The Daughter Project founder and director Jeff Wilbarger in an email. “The members of the SYP could easily ignore the problems in their community and simply pursue their individual professional careers. However they have chosen instead, to recognize their God-ordained responsibility to their neighbors.”
The event aims to “educate and equip event participants with resources to continue making a difference,” according to a news release.
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