Fenix Youth Project to host first ever Sneaker Gala

 

 

SALISBURY, MD.- Right here in Salisbury, one organization is tackling the issue of homelessness through sneakers.

The Fenix Youth Project is hosting it’s first ever Sneaker Gala this August.

The organization says the idea came from the annual Atlanta Sneaker Ball event and says to come dressed up as if you were going to prom and help give back to homeless youth.

For those who are under the age of 25, tickets will be $20.

Proceeds will help fund their youth drop-in center as well as their transitional housing program.

The organization says they’re excited to bring this new fun event to the eastern shore and encourage all to come support. “We’re excited to bring this new event to the eastern shore. We wanted to do something different and fun that involved the youth as well as young adults and give them the opportunity to get involved in philanthropy and starting a way to give back to their community,” said Executive Director of the Fenix Youth Project’s Amber Green.

The event will also include a photo booth and tunes from a local DJ And 1.

With help from community donors, the organization has already raised $4,000 towards their programming.

If you would like to purchase tickets or find out more about the event, head to www.classy.org/sneakergala

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