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Annual Blue Dream Summer Gala
On August 28, 2021, the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons, NY will host its 10th annual Blue Dream Summer Gala. Each year, the host committee selects deserving charities to honor and benefit at the event. This year, the two honorees will be LUV Michael/US Autsim Homes and The Ladies of Hope Ministries (The LOHM).
Luv Michael/US Autism Homes, provides a life of purpose and dignity for autistic adults. They operate an all natural state-of- the-art granola bakery in New York City dedicated to training, educating, and employing an autistic workforce. In addition to the bakery they’ve launched a housing initiative in Southampton to provide a first-of-its-kind fully integrated community living experience for adults on the spectrum.
The LOHM creates alternatives to incarceration, as well as, decarceration and post incarceration opportunities for women and girls, including access to resources for housing, education, entrepreneurship, and sustainability, through direct services and advocacy. The LOHM’s core programs and services provide safe housing, employment training, mentors, and nutritional support to women and girls who have been impacted by poverty and incarceration.
Proceeds from the event will be equally shared between LUV Michael and The LOHM. In previous years, Blue Dream has benefited the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, The Nature Conservancy, Navy Seal’s Trident House, the Lonely Whale Foundation, The Children’s Tumor Foundation, Warrior Fighter Sports, Amani Global Works, Refugees International, and the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children. To date, The Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons has given over $1,200,000 to the charities honored by Blue Dream.