What a success! I am beyond honored to say that St. Jude Iraq’s 1st Annual Charity Gala raised exactly $35,000. It wouldn’t have of been possible without the support of our community and our attendees.
We must thank our amazing vendors, Ritz Events for donating all of the beautiful centerpieces and the table covers for the event, Fadi Salha and Riyadh Mansour for donating their talents of photography for the event, Sweet & Sweeter for donating all the sweets for our event, and Compass Graphx for endlessly taking care of all our printing needs from the tickets to the programs.
Another thank you to the amazing sponsorship’s we had who helped us cover the cost of our expenses: John Paul Home Care, Allied Liquor Stores, and Superior GMC Buick.
Finally, our raffle wouldn’t have of been a success without the humble donations of members in our community: Dream Dollar (15 & Ryan), Mona Lisa Boutique, Emagine Movie Theatre, Rena Travel, Exhale Hookah Shop, True Value Wholesale, Global Wine Wholesale, Marathon Gas Station, Michigan Laser Center, Sahara Restaurant, Jay Jay’s Bistro, Sharlen Danial (la_facciabella), Manny’s Liquor Shoppe, St. George Chaldean Catholic Church, and Zeeg Baby
Each and every single contribution for this event helped us get closer and closer to our goal. Through your support we have raised enough money to cover the cost of what we send to Iraq per month. This money truly does go a long way in restoring hope for the children, putting smiles on their faces, and making their days a little bit brighter every single day.
We can’t wait for this event next year and we can’t wait to plan it with bigger and better goals!
Please be sure to contact us if you’re interested in being a sponsor for the event or if you have any ideas and would like to be apart of the planning!
Photos by Riyadh Mansour.