Attend gala fundraiser to help the disabled

On Feb. 24, Creative Enterprises Inc. will host the sixth-annual Masquerade Carnivale at Evergreen Resort & Conference Center in Stone Mountain.

As one of the two fundraisers we host each year, the gala allows us to enjoy the company of our supporters and to recognize our contributors for all of their hard work. The "Hollywood Nights"-themed Masquerade will benefit all of the consumers at CEI and allow us to celebrate our success with an evening among the stars.

Guests will include community members and leaders, employers, educators and state and local representatives who excel in their efforts to offer opportunities to adults with disabilities in Gwinnett County.

Please consider attending in costume as your favorite celebrity and join in on the fun. Prizes will be awarded for best dressed individual and couple. The agenda for the Masquerade includes fine dining, live entertainment, silent and live auctions and more.

Creative Enterprises Inc. established in 1976 and located in Lawrenceville, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency dedicated to assisting individuals with disabilities in developing an optimum level of social, vocational and economic independence.

Creative Enterprises Inc. depends on our community to help make our programs, our services and our center a successful place for all of our consumers.

By participating in this event, you will be making a positive impact on the lives of adults with disabilities. Any donations or contributions are always welcome and appreciated. We will be seeking auction items as well as door prizes and any other promotional materials from supporting businesses and organizations. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Please consider making Creative Enterprises Inc. the nonprofit that you would like to be a part of this year. Make a difference in a big way. Belong to something "Creative."

If you are able to contribute, your company will be honored in our slideshow that will run constantly during the gala event. Ads in our program are also available for those unable to attend.

If you are not familiar with our organization and mission, please come by and tour our center anytime and meet some of the individuals we guide every day. You are guaranteed to make many new friends instantly. This may be the cause that you want to be a part of - Creative Enterprises Inc, "enriching the lives of adults with disabilities" every day.

On behalf of everyone at Creative Enterprises Inc., thank you for your consideration and support. For more information call Judy Middleton or Christy Carter at 770-962-3908.

"People Helping People" is a weekly column written by the executive directors of nonprofit organizations in Gwinnett County. Today's article was written by Christy Carter of Creative Enterprises Inc.

Need help or know someone who does? The Gwinnett Helpline directs callers

to the appropriate

nonprofit agency. Call 770-995-3339.