Bring HOPE to community children in CPS custody while ringing in 2018! The 5th Annual Light up the Night with Hope celebration and will take place on December 31, 2017 at La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa beginning at 9:30pm with a casino, dance party with DJ Orbit, and open bar throughout the night.
The Black and White fundraiser is the only tax-deductible New Year’s Eve event in the county. All proceeds from the Benefit of Hope will be split between two non-profit organizations- Orphan Care Solutions and Hope’s Path, both organizations that offer tangible results to move our community CPS youth into nurturing homes that enable success for their future. Midnight fireworks will accompany a performance of Auld Lang Syne by two American Idol finalists, Wendy Taylor and Vincent Powell.
Separate dinner reservations can be made at Lakeside Restaurant ($75 for a five course meal). Tickets guests may also reserve at La Torretta for special event pricing.
“Many of us have sacrificed so much this year to help others affected by Hurricane Harvey. There are 52 Texas counties of families hurting this Christmas. Many families are still displaced and financially struggling this Christmas”, said Terri Jaggers, President of Orphan Care Solutions and Executive Director of Hope’s Path. “This year my time has primarily been focused on getting families what they need to simply stay together. I want this party to be a celebration of the families that have been impacted through local support and collaborative partnerships.”
For the past 5 years the Light Up the Night with Hope event has funded initiatives that include a residential program for young men aging out of foster care, a Hearts of Hope Gallery featuring available children awaiting adoption hosted in churches nationwide, adoption festivals that link prospective families with adoptable children, education summits for community partners to learn about foster care, and assistance for foster families flooded by Harvey.
This year over 200 families were provided food, clothing, baby supplies, and other emergency basic needs after Hurricane Harvey. 48 foster families flooded by Harvey are continuing to rebuild and furnish their homes. 12 families were completely restored through benevolent community partners.
We appreciate our sponsors to date:
Montgomery County CPS/Child Welfare Board of Directors
La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa
SSCS Global It Services
Roach and Mitchel, PLLC
Houston Community Newspapers-The Courier
Spirit of Texas Bank
Woodforest National Bank
89.3 KSBJ Christian Radio
Sponsorships are available ranging from $2,500 that includes hotel accommodations, VIP seating, casino advantages, recognition on the event website and at the event on the rotating screen to $15,000 for advanced recognition before, during and throughout the year. This level of sponsorship provides 150 foster families with needed education and support for one year to change the lives of neglected or abused children in our community.
For tickets to the event register online at www.mc-nye.com Individual tickets are $100 through December 24. Your attendance will make a significant difference to build community awareness of children in foster care needing adoption and to lend support to foster families.
About Orphan Care Solutions: Orphan Care Solutions of Texas is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to bridge the problems facing our state’s foster care system with the talents of the faith-based community. This effort has been recognized by Governor Greg Abbott as the model approach that provides positive results while respecting the separation of church and state. This organization was founded in Montgomery County and its success has garnered the Governor’s support in its expansion throughout Texas. For more information contact Terri Jaggers at MontgomeryCountyNYE@gmail.com or call 281.465.8122. www.orphancaresolutions.com. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/orphancaresolutions
About Hope’s Path: Hope’s Path is a non-profit 501(c)3 based and founded in Montgomery County) provides a residential internship program to select former foster youth 18-26. Their goal is to provide a program that empowers these interns with personal skills and apprenticeships that launches them into successful, sustainable independence. Hope's Path serves to provide a place of healing with a focus on soft-skill and life skill development, within a Christ-centered environment. For more information email email@example.com or call 281.465.8121. www.hopespath.org Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hopespathspring