VAP logo CLEAR SMALLDCPR enjoys the opportunity to work with many non profit organizations.  One of our favorites, The Virginia Avenue Project, employs all aspects of the arts to mentor at-risk youth.  The group, led by our good friend Shelly Woods, is an inspired example of what we can accomplish in this world, even during difficult economic times.  This year’s VAP Gala Event will be capped by a frenzy of foodies, rushing the stage to collect ONE YEARS’ WORTH OF DINNERS!  This is one of our very favorite fundraisers ever.  Please support the incredible work of the Virginia Avenue Project, and test your luck with their Bon Appetit Sweepstakes!  Whether $5 or $500, your support WILL change the lives of our young neighbors in Los Angeles!

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Los Angeles’ acclaimed youth arts mentoring organization, The Virginia Avenue Project, is sponsoring the years’ most exciting Foodie Sweepstakes: ONE FULL YEAR OF DINING!  A simple $5.00 ticket purchase places you in a drawing for FIFTY TWO FREE DINNERS, compliments of many of LA’s most acclaimed and delicious dining destinations.  From Santa Monica’s FIG Restaurant, to Venice’s Vegan SEED, the list of restaurant gift certificates ranges from $50.00, to dinner for two, to expansive dining options for up to four guests.   With 52 participating restaurants, the winner may choose a new dining destination every week, from favorites like IN & OUT BURGER, BODEGA WINE BAR, LA GRANDE ORANGE, and THE HOUSE OF BLUES, to Pasadena’s TWIN PALMS and BAR CELONA, to MASTRO’S STEAKHOUSE in Beverly Hills!!  Use one a week, or splurge and dine out 52 days in a row…Only your appetite and your luck control this dining adventure!  The second prize winner will receive a $100.00 gift certificate from Whole Foods, with Third-Fifth Prizes receiving beautiful BON APPETIT gift baskets.

v  Tickets are $5.00 for a single chance, or $20.00 for five tickets.

v  Tickets may be purchased by dialing 310|264|4224, or 310|702|9674,  Or via email at

v  You may make a donation at and tickets will be mailed to you (before Oct 8, 2009).

v  PLEASE join our FaceBook Fan Page: “Virginia Avenue Project” to help spread the word!

v  The VAP students will be performing and selling raffle tickets at the Santa Monica Whole Foods  (Wilshire & 22nd) on Tuesday, September 29 from 6:00-8:00pm.

v  Winners will be selected at The Virginia Avenue Project Gala on October 8, 2009 at Casa del Mar in Santa Monica, CA.  Winners need not be present to win.