Glamour for a Good Cause: Wolfe Street Foundation Rolls Out Red Carpet

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Known for its selfless nonprofit work, the Wolfe Street Foundation has been working tirelessly since 1982 to bring to life its mission of providing facilities, outreach and education to those recovering from substance abuse.

According to its Executive Director, Joy Reynolds, over 20 years ago, the foundation organized a fundraiser that took the form of an Oscar watch party. The Foundation has continued to raise its profile and gain a great deal of support through this event. While Reynolds is still in her first month as Executive Director, her enthusiasm and zest for WSF and all that it stands for is boundless.

“Our state and nation are in the midst of a public health crisis – Americans are now more likely to die of an accidental opioid overdose than to die in a car crash, and more Americans die from alcoholism than from opioids,” says Reynolds. “Our mission is critical to the welfare of our community, and the Red Carpet Gala is a time to celebrate our common goals and the reality that when we come together, recovery is possible.”

Arkansans may not know that WSF’s building in Little Rock also serves as a well-stocked recovery bookstore. Hundreds of recovery-related titles line the shelves. Educational resources are indispensable to those seeking recovery from addiction, which is why WSF is expanding their existing services to include employer and judicial outreach and educational opportunities for school-age children and parents.

WSF also ensures that those recovering have a safe space to celebrate holidays and special occasions. The foundation provides food and recovery-related fellowship on Thanksgiving and the team stays late into the night on New Year’s Eve.

“The behaviors associated with substance abuse often alienate loved ones and supporters, leaving the addict without much-needed support and community,” says Reynolds. “Our sober activities provide fellowship for those who otherwise might be alone on a holiday.”

The funds from this year’s Red Carpet Gala will go towards expanding the Wolfe Street Foundation’s already impressive outreach and educational programs. Starting with silent and live auctions and ending with a live performance by the Zac Dunlap Band, the Red Carpet Gala on February 23 will be a vivacious evening of allure and glamour.

“I do not have to look far to see the pain, destruction, and loss brought about by substance abuse,” says Reynolds. “At the Wolfe Street Foundation, we can see just as clearly the healing, productive, and joyous effects of recovery on a daily basis.

Find more information regarding the Red Carpet Gala here.

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