eDrop-Off Holding Fundraiser for Primo Center for Women and Children

Chicago, ILOctober 26, 2011Primo Center for Women and Children (“PCWC”) is teaming-up with luxury consignment service eDrop-Off for a unique fundraiser on Saturday, October 28, 2011 from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. at the National Hellenic Museum, located at 333 South Hallsted in Chicago, Illinois.

eDrop-Off will hold a special Warehouse Sale where shoppers can fill a bag of gently used designer goods for just $20! Their will be thousands of items with great finds, including Ferragamo shoes, Ralph Lauren jackets, Theory dresses and much, much more!

In addition to the fundraiser, Primo Center moms will receive a beauty makeover from eDrop-Off.

“We can’t thank eDrop-off enough for considering our moms for makeovers, plus their generous financial donation from the Warehouse Garage Sale,” said Trish Hoffman, a member of the Primo Center’s Board of Trustees. “Every day at the Primo Center, we strive to make our moms and their children feel special, so it means a lot that our moms will have the opportunity to look as special as they’ll feel when they will receive beauty makeovers.”

About the Primo Center for Women and Children – Located in the West Garfield neighborhood of Chicago, PCWC is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3), interim shelter that provides a safe, healthy and positive environment for homeless women and their children. In addition to providing shelter, a primary goal is to offer wraparound services to empower families to ultimately break the cycle of poverty. The center’s “LessHomeless” campaign is creating effective solutions to bring an end to family homelessness. For more information, please visit our website at www.primocenter.org.

About eDrop-Off – eDrop-Off is a Chicago based company that provides luxury consignment services to style savvy men and women. Specializing in reselling authentic designer clothing, handbags, shoes, jewelry, and accessories since 2004, eDrop Off has recycled nearly 200,000 lbs. of clothing for over 1,500 consignors across the country. Through an extensive knowledge of the luxury marketplace and impeccable customer service, eDrop-Off has earned a reputable power seller status on online, with over 150,000 successful transactions.

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RedHot Midnight Kiss Postponed

This Saturday’s RedHot Midnight Kiss at Detention has been postponed.  A new date will be announced soon.  Please check our website at www.redhotmidnightkiss.com for the latest information on date and how to purchase tickets.

RedHot Midnight Kiss Tickets On-Sale at FanFueled.com

Here’s your chance to be on the RedHot Midnight Kiss television show that will air later this year on NBC 5 in Chicago.

Purchase $100 VIP tickets for the event on June 11th to be in the TV judging-area for the night.  Our celebrity judges will be choosing Chicago’s top kissing couple as part of the television show that will showcase the Primo Center and its fundraising efforts during tough economic times.  The VIP package also includes a walk down the red carpet while the TV cameras capture all of the action outside of Detention nightclub at 9 West Division Street in Chicago.

Want to have a role on the show?

Go to FanFueled.com to purchase $20** chances to be on the show!

FanFueled.com is your spot to buy the ticket that’s right for your budget.  General admission tickets are priced at $25.

**NOTE: The $20 purchase for your chance to win a role on the television show is not a ticket to the event. You still need to purchase a $75 ticket for admission.

Award-Winning RedHot Midnight Kiss Returns June 11th to Raise Money for Primo Center for Women and Children

Chicago, IL – May 23, 2011 – Primo Center for Women and Children board member Trish Hoffman is proud to announce that the award-winning RedHot Midnight Kiss fundraiser for the Primo Center for Women and Children will be held June 11, 2011 from 9 P.M. until 1 A.M. at Detention nightclub, located at 9 West Division Street in Chicago.

The RedHot Midnight Kiss is the winner of the 2008 Publicity Club of Chicago’s Silver Trumpet award for distinguished achievement in public relations in the field of community relations. The inaugural high-profile, VIP Red Carpet nightclub event at Bon V in Chicago featured Hollywood’s Carmen Electra and raised over $150,000 for the interim housing shelter located on the west side of Chicago.

“In these tough economic times, everyone needs to reach a little deeper to help those that are less fortunate,” said Trish Hoffman, founder of Blitz Group LLC, a boutique media strategy company, which created the fundraising event for the Primo Center for Women and Children. “It breaks my heart that homeless families are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population. As a country, we must do everything we can to make sure that every mother and her child is given the tools overcome circumstances that place them in the face of homelessness.”

“Harris Bank is honored to continue our support of the Primo Center for Women and Children,” said Judith C. Rice, Senior Vice President and Head of Community Affairs & Economic Development for Harris Bank, which is a sponsor of the RedHot Midnight Kiss. “Its work benefits the common good by providing critical assistance and awareness to homeless women and children, ultimately helping to empower them to become productive members of their communities. Sponsoring the RedHot Midnight Kiss event is an exciting way to ensure that the PCWC’s important work continues.”

“Having a sponsor like Harris Bank recognize the importance of helping our families is very important,” said Hoffman. “Harris’ support helps our center focus on the basics of housing and job placement that can break the cycle of homelessness.”

Headlining this year’s fundraiser will be the RedHot Midnight Kiss-Off, which is a competition to find America’s best kissing couple. For the past month, Hoffman and her celebrity panel of judges have been accepting 60-second video submissions from “kissing couples” on the event website at www.redhotmidnightkiss.com. The search will culminate with a LIVE Kiss-Off finale the night of the event that will be turned into a television show that will air later this year on NBC 5 in Chicago.

In addition to Harris Bank and NBC 5, other 2011 RedHot Midnight Kiss sponsors are: Ariel Investments, Blitz Group, Capri Capital Partners, CS Magazine, Crain’s Chicago Business, Elevate Your Presence, 103.5 KISS-FM, Leo Burnett, Overnight Films, Pagliuco Design, Porkchop and Yelp.

About RedHot Midnight Kiss

Created by Primo Center Board Member Trish Hoffman, the RedHot Midnight Kiss, winner of the 2008 Silver Trumpet Award from the Publicity Club of Chicago, is the summer fundraising event for the Primo Center for Women and Children. It is the sister event of the RedHot Gala, which is held every October. For more information about RedHot Midnight Kiss, please call Trish Hoffman at 312-805-4314 or check our website at www.redhotmidnightkiss.com.

Primo Center for Women and Children Receives Generous Donation from International Hair Care Company, Avlon Industries KeraCare® Brand

Chicago, IL – Primo Center for Women and Children (“PCWC”) is pleased to announce the center has received a significant donation of products from Avlon Industries Inc.’s. The company has donated $16,000 worth of its KeraCare®, a highly attractive hair care brand.

“When families seek shelter at the Primo Center, they often come in lacking some of the most basic essentials for grooming. We are grateful to KeraCare for filling this major gap which will immediately improve their grooming, and, most importantly, increase their sense of self-esteem and self-worth” says Christine Achre, CEO of PCWC.

PCWC will include the products in holiday baskets they provide to residents, who are currently in the program, as well as women who were formerly in the program that are still in need of assistance.

About Avlon Industries Inc. – Avlon consists of 9 fully developed departments including R&D; Marketing; Manufacturing; Education; and Test Salon. The Educational Staff, comprised of 175 technical consultants, is responsible for the proper usage of Avlon products. “When you see our motto, ‘The Science of Hair Care®’, the words mean that our chemists have developed some of the most innovative hair care products in the world, for the multi-cultural market” says Dr. Syed, the master chemist behind Avlon’s Science of Hair Care. In addition to nationwide distribution throughout the United States, Avlon now has international customers in Canada, Western Europe, the Middle East, Caribbean, South and Central America and Africa.

About KeraCare® – KeraCare® has a diverse product portfolio that includes shampoos, conditioners, and styling aids that can maintain any hair style without compromising the strength and health of the hair and scalp. KeraCare® has recently updated most of their products with gentler detergents, ingredients that are more moisturizing or have included revised preservatives that will put the highly health-conscience consumer at ease.