OKLAHOMA CITY, May 25, 2022 —Upward Transitions hosts its annual American Tourist fundraising event to raise funds to support the mission of preventing generational poverty in Oklahoma County through the support of sponsorships like the one from Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores. This year’s event on May 6, 2022, marked the return to in-person events for the American Tourist fundraiser from the past three-year hiatus.
“We are so grateful to Jenny Love Meyer and Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores for supporting our mission and sponsoring the American Tourist event,” said Periann Pulliam, Upward Transitions CEO. “We have been hopeful all year that we could reconnect face-to-face with our supporters, sharing the many ways Upward Transitions continues to prevent and reduce homelessness in our community through collaboration with partner agencies and the generosity of our donors.”
Each year, a themed American Tourist event transports guests to a destination created through décor and attire for a night of fundraising for the local community. Upward Transitions themed this year’s event “Hello Austin!” and featured an online auction, wine and jewelry pull, a raffle, local musicians, client stories, and an opportunity to gain more knowledge about the mission of Upward Transitions.
The American Tourist-Hello Austin event raised over $104,400, which allows Upward Transitions’ Community Outreach program to assist those who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless by providing case management and stabilizing resources to meet basic social needs. In 2021, Upward Transitions assisted over 5,500 persons in Oklahoma County through this program.
Upward Transitions is a private non-profit agency founded in 1925 and has served the Oklahoma County community for almost one hundred years. Upward Transitions supports community development and advocates for those who are homeless or poor.
For more information about our American Tourist event, visit American Tourist – Upward Transitions, follow on social media, or contact Upward Transitions at 405.232.5507.
American Tourist 2023 Save-the-Date is May 5, 2023.