Casino soirée helps Maricopa families

[Victor Moreno]

Beginner’s luck? Maybe so for a new casino-inspired annual event in Maricopa. 

The C.P. Glover Foundation, a family services nonprofit based in Maricopa, held its first-annual soirée at Global Water Resources Sept. 16. 

The Be the Village Soirée aimed to raise money to help keep families together. 

Funds from the event went toward baby supplies and DNA kits that can reconnect families separated by adoption, according to the foundation’s president and CEO, Patricia Glover. 

Nearly 100 people attended the gala, Glover said. She could not immediately release how much money was raised. 

The event was a success, Glover alluded. 

“In the first week following the first-annual Be The Village Soirée, we have already been contacted by a handful of adoptees seeking services for a variety of issues including legal name changes and assistance finding their birth families,” Glover said. 

“The event has garnered much needed attention and helped us to bring awareness to a growing issue.”  

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