The 9th Annual Christmas in September Fashion Event & Dinner will be held Thursday, September 8, 2016, at the Seelbach Hilton Louisville, beginning at 5:30 pm.
Sponsored by Stock Yards Bank & Trust, the annual event is held to raise funds for Prodigal Ministries, Inc., a Louisville agency that serves men and women inmates upon their release, helping them to avoid prison return.
“Prodigal Ministries gives hope to newly-released men & women, providing critical support such as housing, job training, and counseling that significantly increase their chances of not returning to prison,” said Jennifer Partin, Executive Director of Prodigal Ministries.
“The first 90 days are crucial. With no housing, no job prospects and no income source, many of these men & women are simply overwhelmed and fall back into old patterns that result in a return to prison. Of those that return to prison, a majority – nearly 85% – will reoffend within 30 days of release,” explained Partin.
The support services the organization provides have helped Prodigal Ministries to achieve a significantly reduced return-to-prison rate for its clients, compared to state and national rates.
The event will be held Thursday, September 8, at the Seelbach Hilton Louisville in downtown Louisville. Tickets are $175 each, with tables of 10 at $1,750. Holiday attire is suggested.
For tickets, please send an email with your contact information to reservations@ProdigalKy.org, or call 502-386-1473.