Carolyn’s Kids Foundation Presents CKF Official Organization Launch Party
Chicago, IL – Carolyn’s Kids Foundation will present the Official Organization Launch Party taking place at the Serbian Social Center, 18550 Stony Island Avenue-Lansing, IL on Sunday, April 26, 2015, and featuring host Comedian Damon Williams.
Inspired and founded by Carolyn Griffin Palmer, the Carolyn’s Kids Foundation (CKF) is a manifestation of years working with children through teaching, coaching and mentoring in and across the Chicagoland area. Together, Carolyn with her daughters, LaCael Palmer-Pratt and Karilyn Palmer-Paschal, created this organization to be a blessing to others.
“Due to school districts budget cuts, there is a decrease in opportunities for students, as well as funding for supporting low income students. When funding is available, elementary aged students are often overlooked for additional resources. Carolyn’s Kids believes that no child should be left behind. “It is our way of Helping Children Move Right Along,” says founder Carolyn Griffin Palmer.
The purpose of the Launch Party is to inform school, community, and corporate leaders of the services that Carolyn’s Kids will provide. This is a networking event with plans to build relationships and partnerships to collaborate in an effort to assist children.
Born and raised in Chicago, comedian/actor Damon Williams has developed and crafted a sharp and streetwise sense of humor that has pegged him as one of the comedic world’s rising stars. Formally a SUBWAY sandwich shop owner, Williams began his comedy career at one of the most prominent black comedy clubs in the country, All Jokes Aside. Living by the motto “Don’t Stop and Don’t Quit”, Williams’ numerous television appearances include BET’s Comicview, including his own one hour special, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, The Joyner Sky Show on TV-ONE and HBO’s P Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy.
In 1999 Williams performed for over 300,000 fans as the opening act for the highly successful Kings of Comedy Tour, establishing him as one of the elite comics in the nation. His growth in comedic wit and popularity also earned him the opportunity to host several episodes of the legendary Showtime at the Apollo, formerly hosted by TV star Steve Harvey.
Williams certainly holds his own yet he has worked with some of the biggest stars in the business. Some of these stars include Aretha Franklin, Pattie Labelle, Luther Vandross, Ray Charles, Harry Belafonte, Chris Rock and even Little Richard. His material is universal and there’s something for all ages.
Carolyn Kid’s Foundation Board members are Carolyn Palmer, Doris Brown, Ruby Isom, Hubert Jackson, Tess Jones, LaCael Palmer-Pratt, Dyanna Knight-Lewis, Freddrenna Lyle,
Tickets are $65.00 and can be purchased online at Eventbrite.com or mail to Carolyn’s Kids Foundation PO Box 2081—Calumet City, IL 60409.