Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Assistance Center of Collin County's Event!


One of the big screen’s brightest stars will be in North Texas later this month for an evening of wonderful food, entertainment and fundraising for Collin County charities. 

Academy Award-nominated actor Jeremy Renner, who has also wowed audiences with his genuine stunt work as Aaron Cross in this summer’s blockbuster The Bourne Legacy (Universal),  will be on-stage for a special program of entertainment at “The Allure of the Silver Screen” on Saturday, September 29, at The Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Frisco.  The event is being presented by Plano’s St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. 

Renner received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in 2010 for his role in The Hurt Locker (Summit Entertainment).   The Hurt Locker also won nine Academy Awards in 2010, including Best Picture.
  
Benefiting from the event’s ticket sales, auction and other features are several Collin County charities, including:  The Assistance Center of Collin County, The Samaritan Inn, Minnie’s Food Pantry and programs for patients suffering from AIDS. 

“St. Elizabeth Ann Seton has a long history of Outreach to the larger community.  For so many the need is so great and the Parishioners of Seton have been so generous in answering the call to serve. We are honored to spotlight our community partners, especially the Assistance Center of Collin County for the great work they have accomplished in their 35 years of service to our community.”

The Assistance Center of Collin County brings carefully qualified and prompt short-term assistance to individuals and families in financial crisis to help them regain self-sufficiency.  The ACCC’s discerning programs, guidance and funds are helping stabilize Collin County families’ home economies to fight homelessness, hunger and poverty as well as help protect our entire community from a wave effect of negative impacts.   www.theassistancecenter.org

The Samaritan Inn is a comprehensive homeless program that helps willing people gain dignity and independence. www.thesamaritaninn.org

Minnie’s Food Pantry is one of the largest pantries in Collin County, serving low-income families as long as they meet the TEXCAP guidelines, regardless of their race, color, or religion.  It is a 501 C3 charity that provides healthy, nutritious food and red carpet treatment to every person they serve in the community.  Minnie’s Food Pantry focuses on reaching beyond its walls to address the issues of food insecurity and poverty. www.minniesfoodpantry.org

Tanya Sastoque, Executive Director of The Assistance Center of Collin County, will emcee the event on September 29. 

Actor Jeremy Renner’s grandmother is a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish.  Renner spent many summers in Texas visiting his grandmother as he was growing up. 

“We are thrilled to have Jeremy Renner at our event  for a special appearance and we are so grateful that he would be able carve out the time to be with us,” said Tony Fleo. “The sacrifice that he has made just in juggling his schedule so that he can be with us is significant, as he is in much demand not only in the US, but all over the world.”

“The Allure of the Silver Screen” is open to the public.  Tickets are $100 per person.  To purchase tickets, visit www.eseton.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/AllureoftheSilverScreen2012Gala.
  

 About The Assistance Center of Collin County
The Assistance Center of Collin County brings carefully qualified and prompt short-term assistance to individuals and families in financial crisis to help them regain self-sufficiency. Through discerning programs, guidance and funds, the Center helps stabilize Collin County families’ home economies to fight homelessness, hunger and poverty as well as help protect our entire community from a wave effect of negative impacts.   www.assistancecenter.org
  
For more information, contact:
Fran Gallagher
(Assistance Center of Collin County Volunteer and Board Member)
Praestar Public Relations
214-762-6193

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