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Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 7:01 PM

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The summer of 2012 has been an especially trying time in Colorado. Oppressive heat, devastating wildfires and unspeakable violence have stressed a population already struggling to recover from an economic recession. Fortunately, places like Family Resource Centers are there to help families, not only during crisis, but by offering programs, resources, and support that help strengthen families on a daily basis. The Family Resource Center Association (FRCA) helps sustain the work of 23 Family Resource Centers across Colorado that are instrumental in helping families build stronger communities.

FRCA invites the public to join them in recognizing the potential of strong families to transform the daily lives of children and communities at the “Celebrating Colorado Families” cocktail reception and fundraiser, September 12, 2012 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at 621 Kalamath Street, Denver. Tickets are $20 per person if purchased by September 5, or at $25 at the door. Tickets may be purchased by clicking on the link on the home page of www.cofamilycenters.org or by contacting Julie C. Pecaut, jpecaut@cofamilycenters.org.

Attendees at the event will enjoy drinks, hors d’ oeuvres, and a talk by guest speaker Lindsay Neil, Denver’s Executive Director of Children’s Affairs, in the dynamic atmosphere of Denver’s exciting new collaborative workspace, Battery 621. Photographer Scott Rhea of Telluride and Sculptor Mike Lindsay of the Roaring Fork Valley will have selected works on display and available for purchase. Proceeds from the event and a percentage of art sales will assist FRCA’s mission and help its member centers reach out to thousands of Colorado families and children this year.

FRCA would like to thank their generous Platinum Sponsor Hale Westfall, LLP and Gold Sponsor Eide Bailly LLP for their support.

Lindsay Neil is the Executive Director of Children’s Affairs for the City and County of Denver. She works with Mayor Hancock to set and execute a four-year vision for Denver’s children and youth and leads the Mayor’s Office for Education and Children, building upon its past success. Lindsay’s background includes more than ten years in the nonprofit sector providing direct services to children and families through an immigrant advocacy organization, a school-based family resource center and as bilingual case manager for youth in the juvenile justice system.

Battery 621 is much more than a building; it is an entirely new way of looking at business partnerships, social outreach, environmental sustainability and client engagement with products and services. With a unique mix of clients one roof, they are able to do everything from ideation of brand building initiatives to product photography, TV commercials, fabrication and full international PR campaigns. They are focused on finding new partners and creating something larger than any company can do on their own.

Scott Rhea is a Telluride and Los Angeles-based artist whose most recent personal still photography project is an underwater series entitled “An Inevitable Consequence,” inspired by the events of Hurricane Katrina. The collection explores themes of cause and effect and features some technically and visually challenging ideas that are delivered through the portal of a dreamlike visual state.

Michael Lindsay has worked as a metal artist and craftsman for more than 20 years. He has studied sculpture, blacksmithing and bronze casting, refining his skills in a style that is uniquely his own. His talent for design and artistic finish produces custom metal work that is creative, intricate, and durable. Michael Lindsay Sculpture and Design combines old world blacksmithing with contemporary ideas to create custom designs in furniture, railings, fireplace surrounds, and sculpture.

The Family Resource Center Association empowers families to raise healthy children by strengthening and sustaining the work of its 23 family resource centers across Colorado. Family resource centers work with the entire family to help them become more self-reliant in key areas that affect their family stability, including parenting, health, education, employment, housing and financial management. For more information visit www.cofamilycenters (dot) org or follow FRCA on Facebook at facebook(dot)com/FRCA.COFamilyCenters.

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