Fundraiser to aid kids in stressful situationsby Citizen Staff Report on Apr. 08, 2009, under Family, Local
Three University of Arizona students are holding a fundraising luncheon Saturday for the Shyann Kindness Project at the Outback Steakhouse, 4871 E. Grant Road.
The project assists children in “stressful situations” and seeks to inspire others to perform “random acts of kindness,” according to the nonprofit’s web site.
The students, Anna Townley, Roger Altobelli and Lauren LePage, hope to raise $2,000 through sales of tickets to the noon lunch. Outback is donating the food and preparation, LePage said in a news release.
Agency director Sandra Rosati said in the release that donations have fallen off this year and the project needs funds to purchase toys and other items for children and money for operating and transportation costs.
The project is named after Rosati’s adopted daughter who died in 2005 at age 7 of complications from several ailments including cerebral palsy.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children. For information or to purchase tickets, call 991-7009 or go to www.shyannkindness.org.