Hey Folks,

One of the goals for SBM in 2012 is to be more actively involved in the community. We’re excited to announce our first partnership of the year. And since we’re all about learning, it’s fitting that our first collaboration is in education. Well, sorta.

SBM will be assisting in raising money for The Children’s Storefront, an independent, tuition-free school in Harlem serving children in pre-school through eighth grade. The district that the school’s located in has a median income of $16,600, and the highest concentration of shelters and facilities for drug and alcohol treatment in the borough of Manhattan. As a Harlem resident and observer of obviousness, it’s safe to say that the school is a very good thing.

On February 8th from 6-10pm in NYC, we’ll be helping to host A Match Made in Heaven, a Pre-Valentine’s Day Mixer and Date Auction. The goal is to help raise $5,000 for the school through donations and bids. Part of the task for SBM is to find one male and one female to participate in the auction. If you’re in NYC and interested in helping to raise money and potentially meeting someone new, please email sbm@singleblackmale.org. There’s an incentive too. Each auctionee gets $50 toward their date. At the very least, you’ll be able to go somewhere well-lit that serves water in glasses rather than plastic cups.

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You’ll find the full details and flyer below. We really hope to see some of you there. It’s gonna be a great night for a great cause!


Bring your special someone or discover someone new at our silent dating auction, as we raise money for the Children’s Storefront.

… The evening will begin at 6 p.m. and throughout the night there will be a silent dating auction, in which the bidder will be able to bid to be paired with a young professional.

Come with your friend, significant other or spouse, we will have a LOVED filled time.

Hosted by:

Chris Kazi Rolle

Relationship expert, media personality and the star of Bruce Willis and Queen Latifah’s feature-length documentary film, “The Hip Hop Project” which has been featured on VH1, CNN and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Host Committee: The Up & Coming Group, Slim Jackson – “Single Black Male”, Tunde Kehinde, Mike Mancini McConnell, Ronethea Williams, Albert Nkulu Kakudji

Music by: DJ COMMISH

The Children’s Storefront is an independent, tuition-free school in Harlem providing students with a solid education, while combining the open admission policy of the public school system with the rigorous academic curriculum and socialization of an independent school.(http:// www.thechildrensstorefront.org/)

Rules Of The Auction:

Approximately 6 women and 6 men will be put up for a silent auction. Each auctionee will receive $50 towards their date. Profiles of the individuals on the auction block will be available for those who have donated and registered before the auction online and at the auction.

Opening bid is a minimum of $25.00. You will be given a number to bid on more than one person on the auction block! Winning bidders must pay on the night of. If no payment is received, the winning bidder will forfeit to the next highest bidder.

The winning bidder and auctioned person make their own arrangements for their date. Logistics for the date will be agreed upon by both parties.

RSVP & Donate: https:// npo1.networkforgood.org/ Donate/ Donate.aspx?npoSubscription Id=4759