All Kinds of News for July 15, 2020
Last month, Deara Ball, Director of Outreach for Red Mountain Sedona young adult program, Kelly Dunbar, Director of Business Development for SUWS of the Carolinas adolescent wilderness therapy program, and Shaler Cooper, Senior Director of Admissions & Marketing for Cherokee Creek Boys School, hosted three virtual shopping events with the goal of connecting members of the Family Choice Behavioral Healthcare Industry while raising money for two great causes.
For over six years Ball, Dunbar, and Cooper have hosted annual Sip & Shop events at the Independent Educational Consultant Association (IECA) Conferences around the country. These networking receptions have historically taken place in-person, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the organizers, along with Marilee Emerson, Independent cabi Stylist, moved the event to a virtual platform in June, ahead of the Spring IECA Conference.
All four women felt it was important to continue the tradition despite the global health crisis, and they recognized the opportunity to use the event to support the #BlackLivesMatter movement as well as national COVID relief efforts. Funded by their respective programs, Ball, Dunbar, and Cooper raised $1000.00 over the course of three days. The donation was split between two organizations, the Heart of cabi Foundation and The National Urban League.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Heart of cabi Foundation is partnering with World Vision® to provide Family Emergency Kits filled with food, sanitizing items, and other supplies for those in need across the United States. The National Urban League, founded in 1910, is a nonpartisan historic civil rights organization that advocates on behalf of economic and social justice for African Americans and against racial discrimination.
Despite not being able to host an in-person event this Spring, Red Mountain Sedona, SUWS of the Carolinas and Cherokee Creek Boys School were proud to highlight and support two organizations that are helping the nation during this historic moment. The organizers plan to host a second virtual Sip & Shop series September 23-25,2020, which will showcase the cabi Fall line and support other social justice efforts.
About Red Mountain Sedona
Red Mountain Sedona is a mindfulness-based, trauma-informed young adult "Launch" program, located in beautiful Sedona, Arizona. Red Mountain specializes in helping young adults between the ages of 18-28, address the social, emotional, and behavioral issues holding them back from successfully transitioning into adulthood. Through a truly holistic program that provides structure, individual, group and family therapy, life skills training, recovery support and mindfulness-meditation, yoga, and martial arts instruction, Red Mountain Sedona helps students gain the stability and maturity needed to move forward in life. For more information on Red Mountain Sedona call (855) 998-5272.