Friday, May 25, 2012

Mercedes-Benz to Host Fundraiser for Yippie Foundation

FAIRFIELD ----Mercedes-Benz of Fairfield will host a benefit cocktail party on Friday, June 15, 2012 from 5 – 7:30 p.m. for Yippie Foundation.  The event, entitled “Building Community Together” will celebrate the construction of the new Yippie Yogurt™ youth job training shop soon to be located in the Winery Square center in Fairfield.  Guests will hear about the new building plans and enjoy an evening meeting Yippie Youth, and sampling fine wines and heavy hors d’oeuvres prepared by Chef Daniel Bell.  Activities also include a wine and dessert auction, and guests may also have multiple chances to win a 4-day use of a new Mercedes – just in time for Father’s Day! 

David Long, general manager of Mercedes-Benz of Fairfield, recently joined Yippie Foundation’s board of directors.  Long was drawn to Yippie Foundation because it matches his passion to help young people in our area achieve their dreams. “My vision for the Yippie Foundation is that we will become a national model for inspiring, mentoring and guiding low-income at-risk youth.”

Yippie President Sherilyn Henry is thrilled to welcome David aboard.  "David is a wonderful addition to the Yippie Foundation board of directors.  He brings his experience of running a major Fairfield business along with a dedicated enthusiasm for Yippie’s mission to "teach kids to fish" through its job readiness, life skills, mentoring and work experience programs. David is a caring man who has already made a difference in our community!”

Tickets are $20 if purchased in advance or $25 at the door.  Tickets can be purchased at Mercedes-Benz of Fairfield, at or contact Sherilyn Henry at or 707-208-0853.  Each ticket includes entry, food and one beverage. 

Can’t attend the cocktail party?  You can still help!  Your donation will help provide students with needed class supplies; bus passes; equipment; or weekly meals and snacks.

The Yippie Foundations mission is to help homeless, foster care and low-income youth, ages 16-24, reach their potential as caring, contributing and family-sustaining citizens through job training, work experience, mentoring and career development.  For more information, visit

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