This morning the Urban League of Hampton Roads held it's 2010 Changing Lives Breakfast at the Chesapeake Conference Center. About 400 people were in attendance.
There were testimonials on the League's local work, videos shown, and some remarks made. Of course, breakfast was served: scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns, assorted breads, orange juice, and coffee.
Of course, the Changing Lives Breakfast is primarily a fundraiser. Not only were there numerous sponsors, but the climax of the program was the appeal for donations. The Table Captains passed out envelopes to those at their tables, and we were asked to contribute. I wrote a small check, and promised more in January. The village nutcases, the extremist Virginia Beach Taxpayers Alliance (VBTA), have declared that "Urban = Marxist". Therefore, I got a kick out of giving to what they'd believe was a commie conspiracy.
Prior to today, my only dealings with the Urban League were reading the occasional mention of them in the news, and being a fan of the Urban League of Hampton Roads' Facebook page. I told my Table Captain afterwards that it struck me as a cross between a social services agency and Empower Hampton Roads.
The Urban League of Hampton Roads website is at www.ulhr.org