Murfreesboro Young Professionals (MYP) recently hosted a Candle Wishes birthday party to celebrate MYP’s second year of existence. The party hosted at Belle Air Baptist church provided gifts for 52 children, games, activities and a free lunch.
Jenny Williams, founder of Candle Wishes, said, “Candle Wishes is a local nonprofit that has been fulfilling the birthday wishes and providing essential needs to underprivileged children in Rutherford County since 2003 with 700 children participating in 2012. We are so excited to have partnered with MYP again this year to make a difference in the lives of these kids!”
Robert Warden, MYP’s Director of Community Outreach, commented on the recent birthday party saying, “Part of MYP's mission is to get involved and to give back to the community. It was very heartwarming and overwhelming watching the children's reactions to the gifts received.”
Warden also mentioned MYP’s remaining philanthropic ventures for 2012. “Our next focus is Brewsboro (October 13) benefiting United Way and Cookin' to Build (November 3) benefiting Habitat for Humanity.”
MYP believes that giving back to the community is critical in the development of any professional. Over the course of its two year existence, MYP has participated with Special Kids, Habitat for Humanity, Candle Wishes and the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties.
In the past two years, the organization has grown and expanded its reach in the Murfreesboro area. MYP offers many philanthropic, professional development and networking opportunities for young professionals.
To finish out its second year, MYP will host its first Leadership Summit on November 9, 2012 at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Murfreesboro. Full information regarding speakers, schedule and registration, can be found at: http://www.murfreesboroyoungprofessionals.org/2012-leadership-summit.html.