You can help protect the neighborhoods and homes of Atlanta, by helping out Atlanta’s Crime Stoppers. And you can have fun doing it too, by attending Crime Stoppers’ inaugural fundraising event, the 2011 Blue Jean Ball, October 22 at the Atlanta History Center’s Tullie Smith Farm.
Walmart has signed on as the presenting sponsor, donating $25,000. At the Texas Ranger sponsor level, UPS and Georgia Power have committed $5,000 each. Sheriff’s Deputy sponsors at the $2,500 level are Private Bank of Buckhead, Cash America and LowCountry Barbecue.
“By pledging early, strong support, our sponsors are helping ensure the evening will accomplish its ultimate goal: Having a direct impact in taking criminals off the street,” says Charlie Crawford, president of Private Bank of Buckhead, who is serving as honorary chair, along with his wife, Ansley Byers Crawford. “And while our purpose for the organization and the evening is quite serious, we’re pleased that the event will be a relaxed good time.”
Crawford says that denim-clad guests will enjoy a night of music, barbecue and fun with friends and neighbors. Music will be provided by Livin’ Large and food is sponsored by LowCountry Barbecue.
Get involved by buying tickets or becoming a sponsor and you’ll be helping raise funds for Crime Stoppers’ reward program.
The 2011 Blue Jean Ball is Saturday, October 22 at the Tullie Smith Farm at the Atlanta History Center. VIP reception is 6:30 p.m., with the ball from 7-10:30 p.m. Information, tickets and sponsorships: www.2011bluejeanball.com.
In January 2007, the Atlanta Police Foundation, in partnership with the Atlanta Police Department, launched Crime Stoppers Atlanta – the first program in metro Atlanta that directly engages the community to impact crime reduction and public safety. The mission of Crime Stoppers is to assist metro Atlanta police agencies in solving crimes by providing cash incentives for anonymous information, allowing citizens to directly impact the safety of their communities. Crime Stoppers provides an avenue for citizens to safely and anonymously report information about criminal activity and incentivizes them with monetary rewards if the information leads to an arrest and indictment.
- Purchase tickets (individual – $100, couple – $500, or Posse – $1,000); or
- Sign on at these sponsor levels – Sheriff’s Deputies ($2,500), Texas Rangers ($5,000) or U.S. Marshals ($10,000).
With the help of anonymous citizens and support from the Buckhead business community – and from individuals and businesses like you, Crime Stoppers is achieving amazing results helping the Atlanta Police Department solve crimes in Buckhead and throughout Atlanta:
Number of tips received have increased 75%, from 843 in 2007 to 1,475 in 2010;
- Tips led to more than 280 arrests, more than 20 illegal guns confiscated and more than $40,000 in recovered property and seized drugs;
- Continued collaboration with local schools through Campus Crime Stoppers to keep our schools and children safe; and
- Average rewards paid for tips that get a murderer off the streets – $2,000; solve armed robberies – $1,500; and apprehend a burglar – $1,000.
To learn more about Crime Stoppers: www.crimestoppersatlanta.org.