Tuesday, October 09, 2007

The Adoption Exchange Sets February Fundraiser to Help Children Find Families

LAS VEGAS — The Adoption Exchange in Southern Nevada will host its third annual Monopoly-themed fundraiser from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Feb. 23 at the Four Seasons Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip to help the charity find “forever families” for local children waiting to be adopted.

All proceeds from the evening event benefit The Adoption Exchange, a local charity that connects children with adoptive families.

Sierra Health Services executive Jamie Jackson, chair of the Nevada advisory board for The Adoption Exchange and adoptive parent, said he hopes to attract more people and donations this year. Besides raising money, Jackson said the event generates community awareness of this important cause and the increasing number of local children seeking foster and permanent parents.

KLAS-TV Channel 8 news anchor Dave Courvoisier will serve as master of ceremonies for the event, which features a cocktail reception, dinner, entertainment and silent auction leading up to a Monopoly tournament where players compete for a grand prize and bragging rights.

Event sponsors include Nevada State Bank and Health Plan of Nevada, a subsidiary of Sierra Health Services, Inc. Sponsorships start at $2,000, with individual seats selling for $250 per person.

The Adoption Exchange connects children and families. It is a non-profit 501(c) (3) child welfare organization founded in 1983 to work for safety and permanence in the lives of foster children. Since its inception, the agency has helped find families for more than 4,700 children, including hundreds here in Southern Nevada. The Adoption Exchange needs volunteers, donations and families interested in adopting children.

In Clark County, Nevada, nearly 2,000 children are currently in foster care and approximately 100 of them are waiting to be adopted at any given time. With the number of local children needing shelter increasing by almost 30 percent every year, the need for adoption programs such as this one are more critical than ever.

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