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Mentor Me Mingles with Community

The social event was held at The Ridge Restaurant and sponsored by The Networking Social, a local company that focuses on building relationships in the community.

It was a gathering of cocktails, community and connections at a recent event benefitting Mentor Me, Forsyth County's non-profit organization.

“We are grateful for this wonderful opportunity to tell people about the positive impact of mentoring for our youth and our community," said Sylvia Cardona, Executive Director of Mentor Me.

The social event was held at The Ridge Restaurant last month, and sponsored by The Networking Social, a local company that focuses on building relationships in the community.

"It is important to give back to our community," said Kimberly Starr, company founder. "It is also important to educate the community about non-profit organizations that do so much to help people in need. That's why we hold the 'Cocktails, Community, and Connections' (CCC) events - to spotlight our non-profits and, all the proceeds go to the organizations." 

CCC is held every other month to highlight and raise funds for a non-profit organization. Local businesses donate products and services at the events and drawings are held every few minutes for donated gift bags and prizes.

"By participating, local businesses gain exposure and have the opportunity to contribute to organizations that serve the community," Starr said.

Mentor Me is one of those organizations - every year the non-profit helps more than 300 children and youth, and are always in need of more mentors. Volunteer adults are matched with children ages 6 - 17, who need and want a mentor. Men are matched with boys, and women are matched with girls. They share everyday activities such as sports, movies, or going to the park, museum, and music events. 

"The funds raised by the event will help us support a mentor/mentee “match” for a year," said Cardona.

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The Networking Social also specializes in marketing and relationship networking for area businesses. They provide business assistance, as well as an online directory and other tools for members to inform the community about their products and services.

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