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Ruby Media Group Fundraiser for Sandy Hook Victims Draws National Media Attention- NBC Brian Williams, Ann Curry

Ruby Media Group organized a fundraiser for the victims of Sandy Hook at Benjamin Steakhouse Westchester with Host Stacyknows. 26 Westchester Mothers came together in a candlelight vigil to read aloud their act of kindness. Over $5,000 was raised at the vigil, and Benjamin Steakhouse donated 26 dinners to the victims families. We wanted to bring Ann Currys social media campaign of #26 Acts of Kindness to life in a way that made a difference. Special guest Ann Curry attende d the vigil ceremony and it was Featured on Brian Williams Rock Center. We are touched and honored that NBC and Ann Curry chose to take part and cover this amazing evening. Thank you for all of your support and for making #26 Acts of Kindness possible, Ann! To watch the full segment on NBC, click here 

Benjamin Steakhouse Westchester and StacyKnows Host #26 Acts of Kindness Dinner with Legislative Council Member Robert Merola of Newtown, CT

Westchester Mothers Host #26 Acts of Kindness Dinner at Benjamin Steakhouse to Commemorate the loss of Newtown families.

White Plains, NY, December 20th, 2012 – On Wednesday, December 19, 2012, Benjamin Steakhouse Westchester and Westchester Blogger StacyKnows hosted the #26 Acts of Kindness Dinner to commemorate the lives lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Stacy Geisinger of StacyKnows.com invited 26 Westchester Mothers to a vigil and candle lighting ceremony held at Benjamin Steakhouse. The 26 female attendees wrote down an act of kindness they were dedicated to and read them aloud during the vigil.

The dinner was inspired by Reporter Ann Curry’s social media campaign #26Acts. Ann Curry recently tweeted, Imagine if all of us committed to 20 mitvahs/acts of kindness to honor each child lost in Newtown. I’m in. If you are RT #20Acts.”

“I wanted to bring the #26Acts Social Media Campaign to life that Ann Curry started on Twitter,” said event organizer Kris Ruby of Ruby Media Group.

“I am thankful that we could come together as women and as mothers to commemorate such a terrible loss. When I heard about Ann Curry’s social media campaign #26 Acts of Kindness, I knew this was a great opportunity to pay it forward and keep the campaign moving to help others and raise money for the victims,” said blogger Stacy Geisinger.

Benjamin Steakhouse Westchester donated 26 meals to the family members of the victims lost. All proceeds from the evening were donated to The Sandy Hook School Support Fund. $1,828 was raised in donations for The Sandy Hook School Support Fund at the dinner. The donations were presented to honorary guest Robert Merola, Legislative Council Member of Newtown, CT.

“Our sympathies go out to the victims families and the entire Newtown community,” said Benjamin Steakhouse owner Benjamin Sinanaj

About Benjamin Steakhouse Westchester

Benjamin Steakhouse owner Benjamin Prelvukaj and Chef Arturo McLeod opened the doors to their second restaurant’s location on October 21, 2010.  The duo has over 20 combined years at the famed Peter Luger, and since the opening of their Midtown Manhattan location in 2006, they have become a Mecca for steak connoisseurs. Benjamin Steakhouse is located at 610 West Hartsdale Avenue in White Plains, NY. The restaurant is open for lunch Tuesday through Friday, from 12PM to 3PM, and for dinner Tuesday- Thursday, Sunday from 4PM to 10PM, Fridays and Saturdays from 4PM to 11PM; closed on Monday. Phone: 914-428-6868, www.benjaminsteakhouse.com.

About StacyKnows

Stacy Geisinger is the infamous blogger behind Stacyknows.com. Stacyknows.com is the go-to guide for all things current and trendy in the suburbs of Westchester County. Stacy currently resides in Bedford, NY and uses her knowledge of the Westchester area to keep her bloggers updated and informed on all things chic and fabulous. Stacyknows.com has become one of the leading lifestyle blogozines in Westchester County and Stacy herself has been featured on national television including Dr. Oz and The Today Show.

GRATITUDE

We received this letter of gratitude for the work we did organizing the #26 Acts of Kindness Dinner last night to raise funds for Sandy Hook families. We were honored to help create such an incredible, miraculous evening of powerful women who came together to commemorate the loss of such dear lives. Thank You.

“I can’t thank you enough for making this event one of the most memorable nights of my life. Together we have created something incredibly special. Your hard work shined through. I want you to know that I appreciate all your efforts and know that without your help and expertise this would have all been impossible. Throughout this projects there were a lot more than 26 Acts Of Random Kindness. Words can not express my gratitude.

With love and admiration”