The Volunteer Guardian Program, a collaboration of Jewish Family Service, will host its first fundraiser May 4 at The Tangier’s Cabaret. “Charity, Cocktails and Comedy” will start at 5:30 p.m. and includes a night with comedians Shawn Boyd, Jill Smith, Jasymn Carter, Marlena Mann, Ryan Yex, Angelo and Ned Parks. Jason Sokol from 1590 WAKR will emcee the event.
“The Volunteer Guardian Program recruits volunteers to advocate on behalf of a person in a nursing home or group home that lacks support and is unable to make competent decisions,” says Gizelle Jones, executive director of Jewish Family Service. “Our volunteers are there for those who have no one to advocate for them. Our goal is to gain awareness, recruit more volunteers and raise needed funding.”
General admission is $50 ($25 is tax deductible) and includes heavy appetizers, two drink tickets, networking opportunities and a clean comedy show. Tickets may be purchased by calling The Tangier at 330-376-7171 or online at www.jfsakron.org or www.thetangier.com/upcoming-entertainment/. The Tangier is located at 532 W. Market St., Akron.
Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro’s Job and Family Services is the Gold Sponsor of the event. Sponsorships are still being accepted. Tickets included with the Gold or Silver Sponsorships may be donated back to the program so dedicated volunteers may attend. To sponsor, call J.J. Mesko-Kimmich, Director of Volunteers at JFS, at 330-867-3388, x583 or email [email protected].