18 Jun LIVE Fundraiser Featuring Author Echo Garrett at Zöe’s Kitchen in Marietta to benefit the Orange Duffel Bag Foundation
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Contact: Echo Garrett Co-Founder/President of Orange Duffel Bag Foundation
LIVE Fundraiser Featuring Author Echo Garrett at Zöe’s Kitchen in Marietta to benefit the Orange Duffel Bag Foundation
ATLANTA (June 18, 2012) – On Thursday, June 21, 2012, Zöe’s Kitchen-Marietta will host a fundraiser from 5-9 pm ET to benefit Orange Duffel Bag Foundation (ODBF) youth at risk and those aging out of foster care. Zöe’s Kitchen will donate 10% of all food sales, both eat-in and take out, to the foundation. ODBF President Echo Garrett will be on hand to talk about ODBF and sign copies of the multi-award winning book she co-authored with Sam Bracken entitled, My Orange Duffel Bag: A Journey to Radical Change, which was just re-launched by Crown Archetype, along with My Roadmap: A Personal Guide to Balance, Power and Purpose. My Orange Duffel Bag is the only self-published book ever acquired by the Random House imprint. Zöe’s Kitchen is located at 4440 Roswell Road, Marietta, GA, and the book sales will be handled by The Book Exchange. The needs are overwhelming,” says Garrett, who co-founded ODBF in Marietta. “There are more than two million homeless children and teens in the U.S. More than 500,000 are in foster care, and each year 30,000 age out (usually at age 18). In our home state, 86% of young people who have been in foster care leave the system without graduating high school or getting their G.E.D.s. The national number hovers at around 50%. We are determined to help encourage young people to stay in school and pursue higher education or technical school. Right now we are working with D.H.S. in both Georgia and Utah, where Sam now resides. Our dream is to take our 12-week coaching program and ongoing advocacy nationwide.” The Orange Duffel Bag Foundation (ODBF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides advocacy and certified life plan coaching free to youth ages 12-24 who are in foster care, aging out of the system or homeless. www.orangeduffelbagfoundation.