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Prayer Breakfast Music, Speaker Set

Rosalinda Rivera will keynote the 20th Annual Furniture Fellowship Breakfast at next month's High Point Market.

Rivera is a pastor, entrepreneur and the leader of a Richmond, Va.-based charity that helps young people overcome addiction and re-build their lives.

The breakfast will be held from 7-8 a.m. Saturday, April 5 in the International Home Furnishings Center Ballroom on the 11th floor. 

Rivera, who was recently honored as one of Richmond’s 40 under 40 Young Leaders Impacting the City with Great Change, will present a message on “The Balancing Act of a Lifetime: Faith, Family and Furniture.” She was also recognized recently by the White House for her impact on today’s youth.

As executive director of New Life for Youth, a charity that helps people overcome addiction, learn new job skills and re-build their lives, Rivera has led mission trips to more than a dozen countries, and has consulted with government officials in several countries on the issue of youth addiction. Her weekly blog posts are read by fans in more than 20 countries.

New Life for Youth is partially funded by Furniture for Change, a retail store that helps sustain the charity through social enterprise, an idea fostered by Rivera, the youngest entrepreneur ever to own and operate mall-based retail stores in the Richmond area. 

Music at the breakfast will be by Total Praise, a Christian group that presents beloved Southern Gospel songs with a contemporary vibe. Industry professionals will present the opening and closing prayers and New Testament and Old Testament Scripture readings.

Cost of admission for the breakfast is $25.00 for an individual, which includes breakfast. Tables for 10 people are available for $250, and half tables for five people are available for $125.

Participants and companies are encouraged to be General Breakfast Sponsors, making a contribution of $100, $250, $500 or more. In addition to receiving special recognition in the program, sponsorships will be used to contribute to the New Life for Youth’s ministry efforts and also to help fund a scholarship for a High Point University student.

Reservations and payment can be made online.

Reservations may also be made by e-mailing Teresa  Huffman of Culp or by calling her at (336) 888-6281 by Friday, March 28.  


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