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Atlanta, GA – Wellspring Living, the Atlanta-based non-profit that serves and cares for young girls and women who have experienced the worst elements of society including abuse, trafficking, poverty and homelessness, will hold its annual gala event this weekend at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. The black-tie optional gala is the organization’s largest annual fundraiser, features a spectacular evening of dinner and dancing and includes speakers to present the impact of the issues and survivors who will share their stories of recovery.

This year’s HOPE Award honoree, to be given out at Saturday’s event, will be MELT CEO Vince Thompson. The award was created to honor individuals, organizations and/or companies who give hope to the girls and women of Wellspring Living, through their commitment to raise funds, build awareness and deepen the reach of Wellspring Living providing the survivors the opportunities to live and dream again.

“Vince Thompson and MELT have been incredibly supportive to the work of Wellspring Living,” says Mary Frances Bowley, Wellspring Living founder and chief strategic officer. “Vince and his amazing team have assisted us in creating collateral to tell our story more effectively and shared their invaluable network of relationships. Through our partnership, we are building capacity to serve so many more girls and women who are survivors or at risk of trafficking.”

MELT recently co-hosted a Wellspring Living event with Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens at the College Football Hall of Fame and will be assisting in the launch of Bowley’s second book, Make It Zero, in January.


About MELT 

Founded by CEO Vince Thompson in 2000, MELT, LLC, is an Atlanta-based fully-integrated sports and entertainment marketing agency offering clients advertising, original content development, digital, social media, event and experiential marketing, retail and consumer promotions, brand strategy and sports property evaluation and activation. Check us out at, on, or on Twitter @MELTatl.


About Wellspring Living

Founded by President Mary Frances Bowley in 2001, Wellspring Living is an Atlanta-based non-profit organization fighting childhood sexual abuse and exploitation. The organization serves as a recovery home for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, an outpatient-counseling center, and a safe place for women escaping from unsafe situations as they look for new options. For more information, please visit, on, on Twitter @wellspringlivin and on Instagram @wellspringlivin.