Programs for Veterans, Service Members and Military Families Fueled by Donation
Press Release – NEW YORK (Nov. 7, 2017) – Little Spoon, Big Spoon Productions, focusing on socially conscious artistic ventures that support related nonprofits, raised more than $3,700 through its production of Shirley Lauro’s A Piece of My Heart. A portion of the proceeds and additional donations benefited Hope For The Warriors, a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for veterans, service members and military families.
Front Row Center calling the production, “A great New York theater experience, where you walk into a small theater off the beaten path, sit down, and something wonderful and magical happens” this play shined a light on the stories of the women who served in the Vietnam War.
The production follows six young military and civilian women who served their country in Vietnam. Spanning 20 years, following them before, during, and after the war, their true stories call up a tumultuous era that changed America and them forever. It is a powerful, heartfelt play with striking resonance to issues of today.
“The storytelling, the direction, the acting, and each of our design elements echo the only line that is repeated throughout the play, ‘To honor the brave men and women who served so well and gave so much’,” says Little Spoon, Big Spoon Productions co-founder Randa Karambelas.
“Each night, we had veterans coming up to us thanking us for this powerful, emotional tribute, reliving their stories to us. We even had some of the original woman attend. They were honored we told their stories so truthfully and passionately,” Karambelas says.
Celebrating 11 years of service, Hope For The Warriors assists veterans, service members and military families with a variety of programming including clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation, community and military relations and transition services.
“When Hope For The Warriors started 11 years ago, we dreamed of organizations like Little Spoon, Big Spoon Productions supporting our initiatives in such a creative and powerful manner,” said Robin Kelleher, co-founder and president of the nonprofit organization. “This production was a wonderful way to honor those who served during the Vietnam War, those serving today and benefiting the military members and families that Hope For The Warriors serve.”
About Hope For The Warriors:
Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post 9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served more than 13,000 through a variety of support programs focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement and connections to community resources. The nonprofit’s first program, A Warrior’s Wish, has granted 170 wishes to fulfill a desire for a better quality of life or support a quest for gratifying endeavors. In addition, Run For The Warriors has captured the hearts of more than 22,000 since 2010. For more information, visit hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook or Twitter.
About Little Spoon, Big Spoon Productions:
Producing socially conscious artistic ventures and exploring nontraditional perspectives on traditional issues, Little Spoon, Big Spoon is a production company focused on planting seeds of thought to raise social awareness and encourage compelling dialogue. Whether it be theater, TV, or film, each project partners with and supports a related non-profit organization to raise both awareness and financial support. www.littlespoonbigspoon.com.
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