The Education and Assistance Corporation (EAC), held its 13th Annual “Light of Hope” Luncheon on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY.
The EAC leveraged Karma411′s online tools to raise funds and awareness before the luncheon. Prior to the event, supporters could visit EAC’s “Light of Hope” Luncheon site to purchase tickets, buy a sponsorship, fundraise, and spread the word with their networks of friends and family on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Additionally, the EAC debuted its new logo at the event, which was designed by Karma411. The logo reflects the EAC’s mission to respond to human needs, and was featured on the event’s brochures.
The EAC hosted guest speaker Katie Beers, co-author of “Buried Memories: Katie Beers’ Story.” Twenty years ago, Beers was held captive in an underground bunker for 17 days. Her book chronicles the true story of her survival, memory and recovery after her abduction by a family friend in 1992 just before her 10th birthday. Because of Beers’ experience, EAC opened its Suffolk County Child Advocacy Center at the Pat & Mary Bagnato Place for kids, which continues to help hundreds of child abuse victims every year.
EAC’s programs protect at-risk children, support senior citizens, help people with mental health and substance abuse problems, educate people seeking financial independence, assist individuals who are under or unemployed, mediate disputes and work with families in crisis.