On December 14, 2014, we gathered at the General Motors Test Track in Epcot Center for the 1st Annual Elite 100 Fundraising Event. The kids started the evening with a test track ride experience and then entered on the Red Carpet. Dinner was served and then awards were presented to the Outstanding Board Members and Families who have supported A Birthday Party Wish in 2014. The kids then danced and sang Karaoke the rest of the night away. We ended the evening with a special birthday present presentation. Each centerpiece was a birthday gift. 10 children received presents and only 5 contained gifts. The kids were asked to exchange their gifts with a partner and then open them. When the kids opened the gifts and saw that they may have given away a gift card that was wrapped inside we asked them how they felt to have received nothing when they open their gifts? That’s the way that many children feel on their birthday when they receive nothing. We hosted a silent auction with lots of great items including an autographed microphone from Justin Timberlake! The face painter was there too! The night was a huge success thanks to volunteers and community support. We raised over $20,000 to use for birthday parties in 2015!
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