Fall into fundraising while helping the Quiet Storm Foundation.
By Debbie Hall
Lead Photo by João
The playing field of life is not level, and for many, opportunities to excel are scarce. The Watson family wanted to change that, so they began the Quiet Storm Foundation in 2009. The organization reaches out to children and their families, especially those of African American and Latino descent. To raise funds for Quiet Storm programs, they are hosting a Paint and Sip event in the Tivoli Village Art 2 Art District on Saturday, September 12.
The event feature wine, food from Simply Pure by Chef Stacey Dougan, instructor led-painting, and raffles. Quiet Storm will start off its Fall season by coming together as a community for a great cause with 100 percent of all proceeds benefiting Quiet Storm’s youth programming.
The service-model nonprofit organization brings community partners together through volunteer service, fundraising, and in-kind donations. Quiet Storm Foundation fosters creative educational learning opportunities, innovative training, social skills development, community service projects, service learning engagements, health awareness, fitness training, and recreational experiences.
Its out-of-school program enhances the talents, skills, and academic achievements with an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM). Health incorporates mental, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual wellness for its participants. Quiet Storm mentors provide leadership training with community projects, learning development opportunities, and other special events. Its students are challenged to take their place as leaders within the community.
The Quiet Storm Foundation creates a positive impact on underrepresented youth by providing opportunities to advance their academic and life goals and make a difference in the coming years.