DALLAS — A growing army of heroes, who have been victorious enough to make it out alive, are now giving to the cause, and fighting back to help others. Media personality and philanthropist Sir Shefik Macauley (known mononymously as Shefik) (https://shefik.info) of the multiple award winning, nationally syndicated radio show "Shefik presents Invocation" (https://invocation.co) is once again joining forces with the non-profit organization Communities of Tomorrow-DFW and Anna's House Domestic Violence Shelter to combat domestic violence in Dallas, Texas. Encompassing a program providing women facing hardships with a safe and productive environment to get back on track to financial, mental, and physical wellness, their combined work is a community pillar, as Shefik and Anna's House collectively advocate for the fight against domestic violence.
Shefik has reached a notable milestone of 30 years, dedicating decades of his mindset, time, efforts, skill sets, and innate resources to the mission of Communities of Tomorrow-DFW and its various programs. The organization's founder Dame Eva Miles has reached an even greater milestone of 35 years, supporting the community through her strength, courage, and drive.
Anna's House is a partnership program of A Way Out Project (https://www.awayoutproject.org), which is an administrative, programmatic, and fiscally sound proactive institution, taking leadership on a local, state, and national level. In doing so, the entity serves as a major anchor for supporting and developing initiatives for funding that facilitate the positive growth and development of the Black community. These progressive initiatives promote change and community ownership.
On Saturday, October 7, 2023, starting at 6 p.m. CT (7 p.m. ET), Anna's House will present its 12th annual celebration and fundraising gala, at DoubleTree by Hilton, 1981 North Central Expressway, Richardson, Texas 75080. Tickets can be obtained by registering via Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/12th-annual-gala-celebration-35-years-of-service-tickets-691485249997.
As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October), the event will be hosted by popular radio personality Veda Loca of Radio One (Majic 94.5, sister station of 97.9 The Beat), and many significant guests and community leaders are scheduled to appear, such as His Royal Highness Prince Gharios El Chemor (Sovereign Imperial and Royal House of Ghassan), Judge Kim Brown (Texas 254th District Court), author Kim Robinson, and business owner Lashell Booker. The Purple Carpet and VIP Reception will be hosted by event influencer Teresa Nelson of N The Know (http://www.ntheknow.com).
"Anna's House teaches self-reliance, self-sufficiency, responsibility, and works to assist in the development or re-establishment of confidence and belief in one's self," explains Dame Miles (Founder, Anna's House). "With these tools, women leave Anna's House prepared to face the world with a totally new outlook and belief in their ability not just to survive, but to thrive. With Anna's House, I truly believe that no one deserves to be physically or emotionally abused, and no one deserves to remain in a state of despair, in a city as academically, economically, and socially advantaged as Dallas, Texas. Anna's House seeks to provide the safety net that will offer a second chance to become a contributing part of this vibrant city and all it has to offer."
By donating to Anna's House, you will be making an invaluable contribution that will help expand support efforts, contribute to the organization's sustainability, and ensure that help goes to the communities that need it most. Both cooperate and individual volunteer efforts are welcomed and appreciated. There are several ways on how to donate to the organization. Choose any that fits your preference, by visiting the organization's website at https://www.awayoutproject.org.
"I am honored to continue working with Anna's House through my multi-media platform 'Shefik presents Invocation'", says Shefik. "I am thoroughly aligned with the mission of Eva Miles and her great team of professionals."
About Communities of Tomorrow-DFW
Located in Texas, the Garland-based, non-profit organization Communities of Tomorrow-DFW is rooted by a history of organizational structure that celebrates a conceptualization date of 35 years, originated by its founder Dame Eva Miles. Currently operating under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, the organization has transformed over the years, with its auspicious mission incubated through the Houston-based Black United Fund of Texas, as well as the Houston-based Community of Tomorrow Economic Redevelopment Corp. (COTER). As a viable force, Communities of Tomorrow-DFW encompasses a variety of programs, such as A Way Out Project and Anna's House Domestic Violence Shelter.
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Last Updated: October 7, 2023