Winners of Giving Fabulous Contest Announced!

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Three deserving charities received $5,000 donation from Midnight Velvet

Midnight Velvet representatives visit with Matthew and present the $5,000 check  Left: Debbie (nominator), Gladys (Serenity House Supervisor), Tiffyn (Midnight Velvet staff),   Matthew (winner), Brenda (Midnight Velvet staff), Ony (Board Member).

Midnight Velvet representatives visit with Matthew and present the $5,000 check
Left: Debbie (nominator), Gladys (Serenity House Supervisor), Tiffyn (Midnight Velvet staff),
Matthew (winner), Brenda (Midnight Velvet staff), Ony (Board Member).

Matthew Okebiyi, Founder and Executive Director of African American Planning Commission and the Founder of this radio station is nominated for the “Giving Fabulous Contest” hosted by Midnight Velvet. Read more at Midnight Velvet.

NEW YORK, June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire — Midnight Velvet celebrated their 25th Anniversary by launching the first-ever Giving Fabulous Charity Contest.  There were three winners chosen and each received a $5,000 donation to the charity of their choice.

Verna Brown in Bronson, Florida started The Children’s Table charitable organization and was nominated by her granddaughter and volunteer, Fatima Knapp who wrote that, “Verna helped found The Children’s Table with food from her own garden and has grown to an organization providing two million pounds of food a year to people in need Without the heart of Verna helping to start this organization a lot of families would have went hungry. She is a true hero.”

Victor Junious in Chicago, Illinois nominated himself and a charity he founded called Imago Dei Ministries, which mentors youth from disadvantaged communities in Chicago through various activities such as a choir, violence prevention seminars, or playing basketball. He shared, “Overall the organization seeks ways to restore our communities to make them better places to live.”

Debbie Hamilton nominated her friend Matthew Okebiyi, Founder and Executive Director of the African American Planning Commission in Brooklyn, NY.  Debbie wrote in her nomination:

“Matthew’s selfless act has transformed the lives of many people who otherwise would be homeless, remain substance abusers, unemployed, or living in abusive relationships.”

“We developed this new contest to celebrate and recognize people who inspire change and uplift their communities,” says Ann Bush, Midnight Velvet President. “For 25 years, we have been celebrating beauty inside and out. We wanted to give back to our customers and the communities they are involved in.”

More details are available here and on our Facebook page.

About Midnight Velvet
Founded in 1987, Midnight Velvet sets out to create a distinctive shopping experience with dramatic fashions, glamorous jewelry and exotic home décor that invites our customers to express their individual style and confidence. Located in Monroe, Wisconsin, Midnight Velvet is a family-owned catalog company. Visit www.midnightvelvet.com.

Media Contact: Brenda Kulow-King Midnight Velvet, 608-324-3221, kulow-king_b@imsdm.com

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SOURCE: Midnight Velvet

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