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Friday, February 13, 2009

Generation Charleston Raises $2,500 for
Childhood Language Center

Generation Charleston, the emerging leaders group of the Charleston Area Alliance, has announced it raised $2,500 for the Childhood Language Center during its "Language of Love" event Feb. 10 at Vandalia Grille.

That means the group reached its goal.

“Our goal was to raise $2,500 in net proceeds to sponsor therapy for one child for a period of one year,” said Rob Rosano, Generation Charleston’s Community Outreach Team co-captain. “All proceeds will help provide services for children in our area who have speech and language disorders, hearing impairments, autism or cerebral palsy.”

The mission of the Childhood Language Center is to provide speech therapy to children birth to 16 years who have communication disorders, without regard to race, creed, or a family’s ability to pay.

Vandalia Grille recently opened its doors on Hale Street and features an eclectic menu.

“I'm really proud to be working with Generation Charleston on such an important event," Vandalia owner Virgil Sadorra said. "To be able to give something back to an organization like the Childhood Language Center and sponsor a child for a year is an amazing thing. We're glad to be part of it."

Generation Charleston is the voice of the Capitol City’s emerging leaders. The group was formed in 2006 by the Charleston Area Alliance to create opportunities for young professionals to get connected and engaged and make a difference in the Charleston area. More than 500 people are involved in the organization.


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