The Alliance for Student Social Workers (ASSW), which is a student led organization at Northeastern Illinois University that functions collaboratively with the Social Work department,coordinated the wonderful and successful Blue Bash fundraiser event in benefit of El Rescate this Past Saturday, April 18th, 2015, with the directive and vision of the president of this group: Alfonso Trevino and his colleagues. The objective of the event was to generate living necessities, raise possible funds,establish collaborative organizational allies in the community for future philanthropic endeavors and to raise awareness in the community and /or other agencies about El Rescate’s services for the disinfranchised youth. Various business and entertainers donated or sponsored the event such as: Miller Coors Inc, Blue 1637, El Milagro Inc, Parrilla Express Restaurant, Khalo Hair Studio Salon,DJ Xtasy, Modern Clave Salsa Dancers, Two Men & a Lady Latin Group and many more.The evening was full of fun, food, refreshments, cash bar, entertainment, raffles (for seven awesome prizes),ect.
It was nice to see some of the residents of El Rescate to have the opportunity to showcase their talent and share their experiences in living at El Rescate. It was nice to see all the youth happy, dancing and having fun. That evening it was all about El Rescate and it’s residents. On behalf of El Rescate, it’s residents and staff, I would like to express publicly our gratitude to the Alliance for Student Social Workers (ASSW), especially to it’s president, Alfonso Trevino and his colleagues for the coordination of such great event and for the accumulated donations worth about $300 to $400 in toilet treats.