Thank you to everyone who supported our Naperville gala and wore western gear and fabulous jewelry at our Boots n’ Bling; a Western Fling event on Friday April 28th. Over $150,000 was raised at the event, plus with many new attendees in the room we were able to reach lots of new friends and tell the all about Almost Home Kids.
Michelle and Jon Freeman gave a very heartwarming parent testimonial about their son Peter, who came to us for transitional Care that truly touched everyone in the room.
Thank you to Patti Vasquez (from WGN radio’s Pretty Late) who was our awesome host for the evening, and Marion Valle for raising the gavel as our auctioneer.
We broke some impressive fundraising goals by doubling the usual amount raised at the Fund a Need and the auction, plus the attendees had a very fun time dancing to the live music of modern country band Lincoln Don’t Lie, who rocked the night away. The night kicked off with some great fiddling from the violin group from String Serenade.
We recognized two very special awardees, Carolyn Johnson (Volunteer Extraordinaire) and Mullarkey Associates (Share the Care Champions) – great ambassadors of AHK, and amazing supporters is so many different ways.
ATI, Neuco, UPS, JMG Financial, Mullarkey Associates and The Meeting House were our corporate sponsors – Thank You!!