KIDSgala Hosts 5th Annual White Party
If you follow me on social media and know me personally, then you know the local children’s charity here, Michigan called KIDSgala is quite important to me.
The KIDSgala board plan and host two celebrations a month for children in the community that is going through or have gone through a life-altering event.
Aside from planning these special celebrations each month, the team is also planning their annual White Party for May 31, 2019, to be held at the Townsend Hotel.
Let me share a bit of background to explain what KIDSgala is all about and why you should be attending their White Party to show your support.
In 2009, Emerald City Designs business owner, David C. McKnight re-connected with a high school classmate named Shelly Lang Burton from Lake Orion, Michigan. At that time, David learned about her daughter Nicole Marie Burton, who was diagnosed with Leukemia.
Saddened to hear that this little girl and her family were suffering, he thought of the generous idea celebrations for children who are battling life challenging events. His purpose was to bring hope and smiles to these children and their families. Nicole Burton was David’s inspiration to start KIDSgala and in her name, the plans of the first celebration began.
On October 23, 2013, Nicole Burton experienced a relapse, and unfortunately, the KIDSgala event that was being thoughtfully and carefully planned out ended up being a memorial luncheon for little Nicole Marie Burton.
Since then, David C. McKnight, President and the Board of Directors of KIDSgala have raised thousands of dollars with fundraising events and has created numerous celebrations for local Michigan children. In 2014, KIDSgala started gifting “celebration of life” parties to children in honor of Nicole. This is only possible through the help of generous sponsors, community donations, thoughtful volunteers, and money raised from guests and sponsors at the White Party.
Donations and sponsors are highly recommended if you are looking for an opportunity to help. Another way to help is to sponsor the White Party, purchase admissions to attend or purchase a table for you and your friends or coworkers. The 2019 annual White Party will be at The Townsend Hotel this year. The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will go until midnight.
Admissions are $175 per person. Please visit KIDSgala.org to reserve your admission(s). Attending the event is a wonderful opportunity to show your support, and I’d love to see you there! Let’s support this generous children’s charity together!