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Entourage Yearbooks' EPIC Program Promotes Naples Automotive Experience

Entourage Yearbooks’ new EPIC yearbook program allows Entourage to give back to the communities that make us who we are. TEPIC collaborates with individuals and organizations by documenting events or occasions they would like captured and distributed to their community.

This year, EPIC team, consisting of photographers, designers and book builders helped to promote the Naples Automotive Experience event as well as design the Cars on 5th book to raise proceeds for St. Matthew’s House, a charity that gives back to the homeless and those with substance abuse issues. Naples Automotive Experience has partnered with St. Matthew’s House to help raise money for their causes with their event.

St. Matthew’s House began in 1987 when a bible study group followed a calling to bring food to a homeless population living in a nearby wooded area. The “Task Force for the Homeless” began gathering contributions of both food and clothing, establishing the mission’s food pantry. Throughout the years, community support has helped grow the small mission into a multi-faceted organization focused on spiritual change.

Jason McCoy of Entourage interviewed several members of St. Matthew’s House, including Chris Bright, creative director; Ray Steadman, Vice President of Programs, and Bill Curry, Vice President of Development. During the interview, St. Matthew’s discussed several businesses that fund their programs including food kitchens and recovery program expenses, such as Lulu’s Kitchen, Thrift Stores and Boutique Stores, and a Catering Company called “Delicious by Design.” These companies hire graduates from their recovery programs, giving back to those people who have worked hard to overcome substance abuse.

The cost of entry to Naples Automotive Experience for each visitor was donated to the St. Matthew’s House charity to combat homelessness, hunger, substance abuse, and poverty. In total, the event was an overwhelming success, with more than $1.2 million being donated to St. Matthew’s House.

The Cars on 5th book was created by Entourage to promote the Cars on 5th event as part of the Naples Automotive Experience. The book consists of colorful, high-quality photographs of the cars, as well as photos of St. Matthew’s House staff taking part in the event. All proceeds from the Cars on 5th hardcover book were donated to St. Matthew’s House as well, adding to the event proceeds.

In other Entourage news, Entourage Yearbook has announced the next round of its Next Generation Grant. Entourage Yearbooks has donated $9,000 in grants to various schools nationwide! Each school that receives the Next Generation Grant has shared its plans for using the money, including improving their yearbook programs by purchasing better cameras and supplies for their students and helping fund security systems to ensure the safety of all students.

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