Monday, April 25, 2011

40DFL Manassas, VA -- Mom Prom Fundraiser

The Manassas, VA, 40 Days for Life team will be holding a "Manassas Mom Prom 2011 -- A fabulous “Girls Nite Out” for women of all ages!" on Saturday, May 21, from 7pm - 10pm at the Father Jack Fullen Memorial Hall, House of Mercy, Manassas, VA. All ladies are invited to attend and help raise money for AAA Women for Choice crisis pregnancy center and the 40 Days for Life - Manassas campaign team.

Break out those old prom or bridesmaid’s dresses and invite all your girlfriends! Celebrate the beautiful gift of motherhood! Join us for a fun and memorable evening to raise money for a great cause! There will be games and prizes, and YOU could be crowned Queen of the Prom!

* Prom attire is optional but encouraged. (It’s OK to be silly – it’s just girls!)
* This event is a ladies-only event, not a moms-only event.
* $20 buys an arm’s length of tickets for the phenomenal Chinese Raffle!
* Bring an old picture to win the prize for “Best Vintage Prom Photo.” (photographs will be returned at the end of the evening)
* Please bring a sweet or savory treat to share!

Tickets: $25.00 (Advance purchase only)

All proceeds to benefit: AAA Women for Choice -- A Pro-life Pregnancy Help and Educational Facility, and 40 Days for Life-Manassas

For tickets or more information contact Sherri Jackson by emailing or calling (703) 368-9449, or visit

The Manassas Mom Prom is a special evening which celebrates the beautiful gift of motherhood. It's a fun night to socialize with friends, play games, tell our prom stories, boogie on the dance floor, enjoy yummy snacks and desserts, while raising money for two great pro-life causes that promote and support the gifts of life and motherhood. All ladies (age 18 and up) are invited to attend.

The Manassas Mom Prom is a celebration for women, so gather up your girlfriends and get ready for a fabulous time. If you REALLY want to bring a date, bring your mom! Sorry guys, no men allowed!

Prom attire is optional but encouraged. However, feel free to wear anything from jeans to a formal gown. If you have a bridesmaid's dress that you would never consider wearing anywhere else, this is the night to show it off! If you’ve never shopped for an outfit at Goodwill before, now is the time!

We'll have music and dancing; snacks, desserts and drinks; a fun dress up box to accessorize your outfit for that “perfect” prom photo; a Chinese raffle; a vintage picture contest; games and more! We'll play a fun game to choose our prom queen. We may even have a tackiest dress contest, so dress for success! It'll be as fun as your high school prom, without the awkwardness of a date.

For $20, you'll receive a "double-arm's width" of tickets (find somebody tall to help you for this part!). The raffle items will be displayed, each with its own bin. Pick your favorite items and divide your tickets between them. We'll draw a ticket from each bin, and if your ticket gets picked you win!

Attendees are requested to bring a sweet or savory treat to share. The Refreshments Committee will provide punch, soft drinks and water. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the House of Mercy.

While this is an adults-only event, if you have an infant feel free to bring your precious one. Please be aware that the music may be loud.

We're seeing a lot of interest and we believe that the event may sell out. Father Fullen Memorial Hall's capacity is 150. If you plan to attend, please buy your ticket right away!

We'll have an event photographer and maybe two! We'll post photos on our website, and they can be downloaded for free.

To learn more about mom proms, go to This site has newspaper articles, video clips and a list of more than 30 communities that are holding mom proms this spring. The Canton, Michigan 2011 Mom Prom was recently featured on Good Morning America!

We’d love to have you on our team! Contact Sherri Jackson at to learn how you can help.

The House of Mercy is located in western Manassas, near the Merrifield Garden Center. Directions will be provided separately and are also available on the website.

Tickets are $25 and will be sold only in advance. Tickets may be purchased by cash or check. Make your check out to "St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church." On the memo line, write "Manassas Mom Prom 2011 Ticket." Mail the check to Sherri Jackson (attn: Manassas Mom Prom 2011), 7539 Kemper House Court, Manassas, VA 20111. Please include a phone number or email address with your check. Tickets will not be distributed; you will receive a confirmation by phone or email when your check is received. If you choose to participate in the Chinese Raffle (and we hope you will!) the cost is $20, payable by check or cash at the event.

Please contact Sherri Jackson at if you'd like to become a sponsor or suggest a person or business to become a sponsor. We gratefully accept cash donations to help with expenses and to benefit AAA Women for Choice and 40 Days for Life- Manassas. We will acknowledge our sponsors on our website and on the night of the Mom Prom. If desired, we will also establish a link to a sponsor’s business website on our website.

We need items for the Chinese raffle: anything vintage or handmade, or “girlie” items such as: spa or salon services, maid services, babysitting, music, books, candles, theater tickets, jewelry, art, wine and chocolate! We'll gratefully accept donations of products and services, and you'll be recognized on our website and a link provided to your business, if desired. This is a great opportunity to promote your business, home-based or otherwise. To donate an item for the raffle, contact our Chinese Raffle Coordinator, Susan Hays, at

If you can’t attend but would like to make a cash or check donation, you may make your check out to "St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church." On the memo line, write "Manassas Mom Prom 2011 Cash Donation." Mail the check to Sherri Jackson, attn: Manassas Mom Prom 2011, 7539 Kemper House Court, Manassas, VA 20111. Please include a phone number or email address with your donation. You will receive a confirmation by phone or email when your check is received.

AAA Women for Choice, or AAA, is a pregnancy help and educational facility in Manassas, Virginia. AAA is pro-life, pro-chastity and pro-family. Since July of 1989, AAA has been giving women a REAL choice - LIFE, as well as helping them according to their individual circumstances to insure a healthy mom and child. AAA has a small staff and relies heavily on volunteers. AAA is strategically located next to the Manassas abortion facility, competing with them for hundreds of mom's and baby's lives for the last 22 years.

AAA Women for Choice accepts material donations, including baby items such as cribs, car seats, strollers, and high chairs, in new or excellent used condition. Clothing (preemie to size 3), diapers, and other infant supplies are also gratefully accepted. They also accept monetary donations (cash or check) to pay for rent, utilities, prenatal care and other client expenses. Checks should be made out to "AAA Women for Choice" and sent to: 9380A Forestwood Lane, Manassas, Virginia 20110. If you have any questions, call AAA at 703-330-9312. You are most welcome to visit them!

40 Days for Life is a pro-life initiative that began in Bryan, Texas in 2004 and has spread to hundreds of cities across the United States and overseas. The program aims to reduce or eliminate abortion by changing hearts through peaceful witness and consists of a) prayer and fasting, b) community outreach, and c) a 40 day prayer vigil at an abortion facility. The national headquarters coordinates simultaneous spring and fall campaigns in communities across the United States and in several foreign countries. This Spring, there were 247 local campaigns in both the United States and six foreign countries. The Manassas Spring 2011 campaign was one of three campaigns in Northern Virginia.

Donations may be made by cash or check. Make your check out to "St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church." On the memo line, write "40 Days for Life-Manassas." Mail the check to: St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, Attn: 40 Days for Life-Manassas, 6720 Union Mill Road, Clifton, VA 20124. Please include a phone or email address with your donation. You will receive a confirmation by phone or email when your check is received.

We're looking forward to having a GREAT time with you on May 21st!

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