Tuesday, April 8, 2008

R&B Superstar Ne-Yo To Honor Foster Mothers on Mother's Day

Grammy award winning Def Jam recording artist and writer Ne-Yo and his Compound Foundation announced plans last week to host a Mother's Day Brunch Serenade to honor 50 metro Atlanta foster and single mothers. The event is being held to encourage, celebrate and reward these mothers for the all that they do each and everyday. The special brunch will be held on Sunday, May 11th, 2008 at the Loft at Castleberry Hill from 2pm to 5pm.

Ne-Yo shared, "We hope to bring attention to the state of the foster care system in America and to honor mothers that deserve recognition."

Launched in early 2007, The Compound Foundation, with Ne-Yo at the helm, is a 501 (C) 3 non-profit organization established to create a productive and stable environment for at-risk and displaced youth in the group home context. The foundation's mission is to increase awareness about the status of children in the child welfare system in America and to support and partner with residential care facilities through programs aimed at teaching entrepreneurship and life skills that will empower them to become productive, successful, independent adults. Ne-Yo's Compound Foundation is part of the Compound Entertainment music label formed in partnership between Ne-Yo and business partner Reynell Hay, who stated about the event, "We want them to know we care and that we recognize their efforts."

This is an invitation only event for foster mothers who have been identified by DHR to have a positive record of service to children in Georgia, single mothers who are V-103 radio contest winners, and guests of the Compound Foundation.

Each guest will be pinned with a floral corsage and seated for the brunch and a very special surprise performance. Simultaneously, in three separate rooms, licensed and experienced child care workers will provide high quality children's activities for children ranging in age from 1 – 10 years old.

For more information about the event, sponsorship opportunities or to schedule media interviews, please contact Barry Florence, BDC World PR at 202.365.5401 or bflorence1@verizon.net.

Source: Compound Entertainment