Red Hot Gala Raises Green For PCWC

October 1, 2005 – Who’s who in the Chicago real estate community will hold their annual Red Hot Gala Saturday night that will raise close to a half-a-million dollars for the Primo Center for Women and Children (PCWC), located on the west side of Chicago.

The Red Hot Gala!
Saturday, October 22, 2005
6:30 PM – Midnight
River East Art Center
435 East Illinois Street

Quintin E. Primo III, Chairman of the Primo Center for Women and Children will greet his guests, Chicago’s real estate elite…Ms. Penny Prtizker, CEO of Pritzker Realty Group, Marshall Bennett, of Marshall Bennett Enterprises, Jerry Fogelson of Fogelson Properties, and others.

“By supporting the Red Hot Gala, those of us in the Chicago real estate community are helping the Primo Center for Women and Children make a difference,” says Penny Pritzker, CEO of Pritzker Realty Group. “Our support assists residents to overcome a personal crisis or tragedy, to ultimately become self-sufficient.”

“The Red Hot Gala is the Chicago real estate community’s opportunity to really make a difference in the lives of others by raising funding to support the Primo Center for Women and Children’s mission of ending homelessness,” adds Randall K. Rowe, Chairman Green Courte Partners and PCWC Executive Board Member.

“The Red Hot Gala is our most important fundraising event benefiting the Primo Center for Women and Children,” says Quintin E. Primo III, Chairman of PCWC and Chairman/CEO of Capri Capital Advisors, LLC. “Without the support of the Chicago real estate community, PCWC would lack the resources to continue its progressive approach to break the cycle of homelessness for these mothers and their children.”

The 4th Annual Red Hot Gala will be held at The River East Art Center, which will be transformed into the likes of one of the hottest Latin-themed clubs South America featuring exotic fan dancers, live statues, and music and performances by Mambo 911 and Luna Negra Dance Troup.

Channel 2, NBC 5 and WGN Air Stories About Primo Center for Women and Children

September 14, 2007 – Three Chicago television stations brought their cameras to the Primo Center for Women and Children to capture staffers and residents preparing personal hygiene kits for victims of Hurricane Katrina. WBBM Channel 2, NBC 5 (WMAQ-TV) and WGN-TV all ran stories on their evening news programs.

Primo Center for Women and Children Helps Homeless Victims of Hurricane Katrina

September 14, 2005 – It’s not very often that families in a homeless shelter get a chance to lend a helping hand, but that’s exactly what’s happening at the Primo Center for Women and Children (PCWC).

PCWC residents are packing-up items such as clothing, toys and other supplies that will go to the aid of victims of Hurricane Katrina. PCWC has collected the items, and will be donating them to the Jane Addams Hull House, which will use the items to help Hurricane Katrina evacuees, who have relocated to the Chicagoland area.

Staff members, residents and the PCWC Associates Board sorted and boxed the items Monday and Tuesday. Representatives from the Jane Addams Hull House will pick-up the donations this afternoon at three o’clock.

“We are grateful to the Jane Addams Hull House for generously offering their 
services that allow us to help Hurricane Katrina survivors,,” says L. Heather Mitchell, President of PCWC’s Board of Directors. “At the Primo 
Center, we take our mission seriously to assist families in their journey 
toward self-sufficiency. We feel honored to extend our mission to the
 survivors.”

“While partnerships between non-profits are common, the tragedy from Hurricane Katrina has created a new type of partnership,” says Mark Tisdahl, Special Projects/Volunteer Management Supervisor for the Jane Addams Hull House. “Typically, we are fighting each other for the same dollars, the same donations of toys, clothes, food, etc. Over the last several days, I’ve heard people suggest that tragedy brings us closer together. The donation from the Primo Center for Women and Children is a fine example of the needy helping the needy.”

Couture Closet Raises $15K for Primo Center for Women and Children

September 15, 2005 – The 2nd annual Couture Closet raised $15,000 for the Primo Center for Women and Children.

Couture Closet is a once-a-year resale boutique of designer fashions like Gucci, Armani, St. John and Ralph Lauren. The clothes were donated by numerous supporters of the Primo Center for Women and Children.

The goal for the event was $10,000.

2nd Annual Couture Closet Benefiting the Primo Center for Women and Children

“Fox News in the Morning” Anchor Tamron Hall to Host Fundraiser

July 15, 2005 – All of Chicago’s fashionistas are cleaning out their closets and donating their designer clothes to the “Couture Closet”, which will be held Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at The Diocese of Chicago at 65 East Huron Street from 5:30 P.M. to 9 P.M.

Couture Closet will offer hot designer picks at a fraction of the cost! Great deals on gently used designer clothes, handbags, shoes and accessories for men, women, and children! Buy Gucci, Armani, St. John Knit, Ralph Lauren, DKNY and more!

Couture Closet is a once-a-year resale boutique raising money for the Primo Center for Women and Children (PCWC).

“We’re excited about this years Couture Closet,” says PCWC Chairman Quintin E. Primo III. “It’s an event where everyone’s designer clothes can help change the lives of the residents living at The Primo Center for Women and Children.”

“It’s easy to forget how something as simple as donating gently used clothing for a boutique rummage sale can help,” says PCWC Board President L. Heather Mitchell. “ Last year we raised thousands of dollars and this year our goal is to raise $10,000.00. All of the money will go to the operating expenses for the center and an expansion project.”

Chicago Sun-Times Focuses on PCWC/Syclo Grant

June 2, 2005 – Sandra Guy of the Chicago Sun-Times featured the Primo Center’s new computer technology lab in her June 1, 2005 column.

The article entitled “Homeless Shelter Nets Computer Upgrade” looked at the Syclo’s recent donation of $50,000 in computer hardware, software and technology services.

PCWC President Heather Mitchell was quoted in the article.

To read the complete article, click here.

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