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Blessons Holiday Benefit 2017

12/07/2017 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Hard Rock Cafe
63 W Ontario St
Chicago, IL 60654
$10 in advance: $15 at the door

Blessons Holiday Benefit 2017

Blessons Holiday Benefit 2017

The local non-profit organization Blessons Scholarships for Women is hosting the 1st Annual Blessons Holiday Benefit on December 7th at the Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, sponsored by XEX Hair Gallery. With event emcee Hannah Stanley, ESPN Chicago and WGN-AM, guests will enjoy live music performance by local recording artist Dina Bach, American Idol contestant Pia Renee, and enjoy fashion shows by local designers Belmont Army Chicago and Cloak & Cobra, while honoring the 2017 Blessons Scholarship Award recipients. The event starts at 6:30 pm and tickets are available at

Founded in 2016 by Khit Masoud, Blessons, NFP aims to provide community support to women who have had to put their dreams of completing their higher education on hold.

Blessons provides free mentorship through an online blogging community called, “What’s Your BS?” (What’s Your Blessons Story?”) and free monthly educational & wellness workshops to empower personal and professional development to all women. In
addition, Blessons provides scholarships to women who are disadvantaged, low-income, who are 25 years or older and who have had their higher education put on hold due to experiencing challenging life lessons including cancer, mental illness, physical or
emotional abuse, or who are first-generation immigrants. “I’ve learned that life isn’t about what happened to you, it’s about how you choose to react to what happened to you. ” Said Founder and Executive Director of Blessons, NFP Khit Masoud.

“When we share the blessings from challenging lessons we have experienced, they become Blessons.”

Please visit to apply for a Blessons Scholarship Award, attend a free workshop and read inspiring stories shared by women through the “What’s Your BS” community.

Help us celebrate and recognize all of our 2017 Blessons Scholarship Award recipients while supporting our mission in providing SECOND CHANCES (scholarship awards) in 2018. There will be LIVE music featuring; DINA BACH and a fashion show by BELMONT ARMY and Cloak & Cobra. All proceeds from ticket sales, raffles and silent auction will benefit Blessons, NFP.

Tickets: $10 EARLY BIRD online. $10 Tickets can also be purchased at the front desk at XEX Hair Gallery in the Leo Burnett Building. OR $15 at the door on the day of the event.

DATE: Thursday, Dec. 7th, 2017

PLACE: Hard Rock Cafe

TIME: 6:30pm – 11pm

Tickets: $10 EARLY BIRD ($15 at the door)         



Blessons, NFP is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) not for profit organization in Illinois. It was founded by nonprofit leader Khitam Masoud to empower all women in the Chicago communities and it’s surrounding areas, through education. Blessons provides free mentorship and free educational & wellness workshops to all women, in addition to scholarships for women who are 25 years or older and who had their higher education put on hold due to challenging life lessons.

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