Showing posts with label CORY A BOOKER. Show all posts
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Sunday, December 09, 2012


Cory A. Booker With Wendy Williams

Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. (K.I.D.S.), the internationally renowned children’s charity,  announced that it has raised over $800,000 at the 27th Annual Gala and a portion of proceeds will benefit victims of the Sandy Disaster. The gala, which took place on December 6th, 2012 at Cipirani, was attended by over 500 guests, and recognized the important support from retailers and vendors in K.I.D.S. mission to meet the needs of those struggling to survive poverty, natural disasters, low literacy, domestic abuse and illness.

Olympic Gold Medalist Jordyn Wieber served as special guest emcee, and opened the event with her personal story of challenge and triumph to win a medal in the 2012 Olympics. She movingly spoke of the importance of never giving up hope to reach a goal. Following, children from the Broadway Youth Ensemble performed popular songs with themes of hope.

Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker presented the keynote address which, with humor and passion, discussed the importance and responsibility of individuals and organizations coming together to help others. He spoke of his family’s experience growing up in a supportive community and the role it played in his life today. Mayor Booker accepted the K.I.D.S. Agency Partner Award on behalf of Newark Now. A long-time partner of K.I.D.S, Newark Now provides services and programs to more than 15,000 impoverished Newark families. The award was presented to Mayor Booker by Television Host Wendy Williams.