I just wrote and sent the following press release on behalf of PWAP; I found it fit very well with what’s on my heart these days, so I am also sharing it here on my blog. 

Until next time,



Press Contact:

Josephine Nicholas

734.385.6170 or pwap2009@hotmail.com 

Top 3 Reasons to Give Back Now

Ann Arbor, MI October 16, 2009 – “There are three major reasons why now is the time to give of yourself to charities,“ said Josephine Nicholas, who, together with three of her siblings, is a successful local entrepreneur, founding several companies; as well as the charity event group called Party with a Purpose (PWAP)

1 – Better Resources Available

“Contrary to what you may think at first glance, you have better resources available to help you help others in this recession than you would have had before,” continued Josephine.  “Due to the strain put on you in this economy, you may not be using your talents and resources to the best of their ability – so, using those skills in the interest of local or national charities is a perfect way to give back.  My company used to travel the country, putting on events; our team now takes the same event equipment, and our event planning skill sets, and hosts benefit parties for charities.  Why should all these excellent resources sit there when they could be put to good use for worthy causes?”

2 – The Need is Greater

“You are not the only person suffering right now,” said Josephine.  “Yes, your economic problems may seem insurmountable – but, what about those who just lost their job and are forced into soup kitchens? The needs everywhere are greater now than ever before; the economy has caused so many tragedies and now is the time to get out there and help non-profits, or those in need.”

3 – More People Participating

“We all remember what happened after 9/11, when, for one moment, the country – top to bottom – seemed united beyond anything we’d ever seen,” continued Josephine. “In this economy, we are now seeing that happening across the board, from companies like Macy’s gathering icons to represent their non-profit Come Together campaign, to local food banks like Food Gatherers who distributed 4.6 million pounds of food to 150 non-profit programs that serve hungry people in Ann Arbor, MI.”

“Awareness to help your fellow man has increased across the board in these tough economic times,” said Josephine.  “Whole Foods, Olive Garden, and others have come alongside our team as we teamed up with Macy’s for our next dinner party on October 24th.”

PWAP and Macy’s: Come Together is being held on Saturday, October 24th and begins at 6pm.  Everyone 21 and older is welcome, and attractions include: wine tasting provided by a local wine wholesaler, salsa dancing/lessons (provided complimentary by B’lal Inspirations), DIOR makeup counter featuring complimentary Dior make up stylist, Hors D’oeuvres, refreshments, and dinner graciously contributed by local establishments, including Olive Garden and the Washtenaw Road Whole Foods in Ann Arbor, MI. The party is hosted at the Ann Arbor residence of the Nicholas Family.  Media is invited.

Entrance fee is just $35/individual, $60/couple, and must be pre-paid by Wednesday, October 21st. Pre-registration instructions can be found by clicking on this link: PWAP and Macy’s: Come Together.

About PWAP: PWAP is the brainchild of Nicholas siblings, Josephine, Jaad, Jihan, and Gibran. PWAP events feature various activities. Join us, enjoy the activities, broaden your social network, and participate in the charity causes some of our events support. These aren’t just any parties – each is a Party with a Purpose!

Press Contact:

Josephine Nicholas