If you were at our 6th Annual Benefit, take a look at the attached. The pictures taken by the official Hour Detroit Magazine photographer are now up on the Hour Detroit Magazine website! Thanks to all at Hour Detroit for their support of Charlotte’s Wings!
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600 people gathered Friday night at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester for Charlotte’s Wings’ 6th Annual Benefit.
The event featured an amazing array of silent auction prizes – everything from trips to the Caribbean to an evening in ‘Home Plate Suite’ at Comerica Park, lunch with Neal Rubin of the Detroit News or a Limo-chaffeured pub crawl through downtown Rochester. Guests also enjoyed the Royal Park Hotel’s delicious dinner menu, had their pictures taken in the event photo booth courtesy of The FlashBooth and danced the night away to local band, LoveSick. An especially popular choice at the bar was the Charlotte’s Wings signature cocktail, the ‘Bookatini’, which returned for its third year at the event. Local media personalities Jamie Samuelsen and Christy McDonald performed as Master and Mistress of Ceremonies for the evening.
This is the 6th Annual Benefit for Charlotte’s Wings and the fourth to be held at the Royal Park Hotel. The non-profit was founded in March of 2008, in memory of a local infant girl, Charlotte, who died at just 5 months old of a rare degenerative brain disease. In lieu of baptism gifts, her parents made a large donation of books to the pediatric unit at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI. Charlotte’s Wings was founded to continue and expand this initiative – donating books to children in hospital and hospice care across the whole of Michigan. To date they have donated over 22,000 to pediatric units in hospitals and hospices and founded 4 pediatric reference libraries across the state.
The 6th Annual Benefit on Saturday night raised $58,000 to further their mission – a hugely successful result for the Charlotte’s Wings team. Says Jennifer Buck, Charlotte’s Wings founder and chair, “The ongoing generosity of our supporters will allow us to continue to expand the scope and quantity of the projects that we are able to take on. We are so grateful for the generosity of our supporters and so excited to think of all of the young lives throughout Michigan that we are able to positively impact as a result”.
To find out more about Charlotte’s Wings and the work they do go to www.charlottes-wings.com or look them up on Facebook.
For anyone who wasn’t at our 6th Annual Benefit on May 17th — or even if you were and want to see it again — here’s the video made for that event by Angela of Jumping With My Fingers Crossed. It’s a wonderful expression of why we do what we do and why our success on May 17th was so important. Take a look.
We are delighted to announce that our 6th Annual Benefit on Friday, May 17th, at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, is entirely sold out.
We are absolutely blown away by the speed at which we have sold over 500 tickets to the event. The extent to which our wonderful community has embraced and championed this cause continues to amaze us. We feel so blessed to be part of this great organization and part of a community that is so proactive in supporting everything we are doing.
We are sorry that the only downside of our unexpectedly swift sell-out means that we are unable to accommodate some of our supporters who would have liked to attend this year. We are hopeful that you will continue to watch our progress through 2013 and that you will be able to join us on May 2nd, 2014, for our 7th Annual Benefit. Mark those calendars now!
We recognize that some of your replies were mailed before this announcement. Please be assured that we will contact you either way — either to confirm your attendance or to let you know that unfortunately we were already sold out at that time. We are so appreciative for your patience and understanding while we take the time to notify everyone.
Again, thank you to everyone who made this sell out situation possible — it’s an incredible and moving vote in acknowledgement of all we are doing and we are so grateful for your support.
Charlotte’s Wings is delighted to announce its 6th Annual Benefit, to be held at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester on Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 6PM.
Charlotte’s Wings is a non-profit organization based in Rochester Hills, which was founded in March 2008. It was founded in memory of a local infant girl, Charlotte, who died at just 5 months old of a rare degenerative brain disease. In lieu of baptism gifts, her parents made a large donation of books to the pediatric unit at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. Charlotte’s Wings was founded to continue and expand this initiative – donating books to children in hospital and hospice care in Michigan. To date they have donated over 20,000 to Michigan hospitals and hospices. Through this endeavor, they aim to provide hope and smiles during traumatic times.
Join Charlotte’s Wings at their 6th Annual Benefit for a fabulous evening of dining, entertainment, an amazing silent auction and a fun photobooth. Plus, live music from local band, LoveSick, and the return of Charlotte’s Wings signature cocktail, the Bookatini! All this to benefit their mission of donating books to children in hospital and hospice care in Michigan. Tickets are $60 each. For more information visit www.charlottes-wings.com. To attend the event, email email@example.com.
Thank you to the wonderful community at Yacks Elementary in Harrison Township — we picked up a fabulous donation from them today! Thank you so much to everyone at the school — we will put these great books to excellent use! Thank you!!!
More CW news today…Marquette General Hospital sent us this picture of their children’s grief camp from last August. As part of this camp they used grief activity books donated by CW. We hope the camp made a big difference to these brave children and are proud that we played our part to help.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Charlotte’s Wings 6th Annual Benefit will be held on Friday, May 17, 2013, at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Michigan
Charlotte’s Wings is excited to announce that our 6th Annual Benefit will be held on Friday, May 17, 2013, at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Michigan. Like past years, there will be cocktails, a sit-down dinner, and hundreds of exciting silent auction items. We are excited to announce that popular local band LoveSick will be providing live entertainment following the dinner program. Also, we are grateful that Christy McDonald and Jamie Samuelsen have agreed to serve as our emcees again.
We look forward to sharing this wonderful evening with you and are counting on your continued support for our mission of comforting children in hospitals and hospice care across Michigan.
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