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Councilman John Akouri, former Washington, DC Press Secretary & Capitol Hill Advisor, is President & CEO of the Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

NOVEMBER 17 Charity Fundraising Gala at St. George Orthodox Church to Mark 50th Anniversary of Al-Kafaàt Foundation

(TROY, MI)...St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church will be the site of the annual Al-Kafaàt Foundation Charity Fundraising Dinner again this year as the organization celebrates its 50th Anniversary. Councilman John Akouri, former Washington, DC Congressional Senior Advisor, will lead a delegation of prominent and influential Lebanese American Business Leaders attending the dinner in support of Al-Kafaàt on Saturday, November 17, 2007. 'Potentials, not Handicaps' is the mission statement of Al-Kafaàt. Any person with whichever disability, given the appropriate training and the necessary adapted environment, can be productive and foster economic wealth to society. In 50 years, Al-Kafaàt has served over 25,000 handicapped and socially disadvantaged individuals, and to this day, bringss social, medical and educational rehabilitation, while fostering integration to some 4500 beneficiaries from all communities and walks of life. In par with its mission, Al-Kafaàt has set-up rehabilitation centers to provide medical and social care, education, technical and vocational training, employment (normal or sheltered for people with special needs) and assistance to any person suffering from any physical, mental, hearing and social ailment. Al-Kafaàt is non-partisan and non-denominational. For more information or to attend the event, please contact the office of St. George Church at 248.589.0480.

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