At all Shine and Inspire events this year, we will be collecting unwrapped toys and pajamas for local kids in need.  These items will be distributed during our biannual Kids’ Parties, held in July and December.

Sunday, December 3rd
An Afternoon to Shine – Holiday Edition

Over a hundred children enjoyed an afternoon of food, fun, entertainment and surprises at the Nottingham Ballroom this December! Thanks to over a hundred volunteers including a girls soccer team and a seeing-eye dog in training, they had a wonderful time. The children decorated cookies and made their own Christmas ornaments and bird feeders, enjoyed cool face painting and temporary tattoos, balloon animals, got haircuts, enjoyed 300 cupcakes and 200 brownies (donated by a volunteer!),  made ice cream sundaes, got their caricatures drawn, played games and so much more! Each child received a new winter coat, gloves and hat. Each child was connected to a sponsor who purchased a gift that was a need and a want (identified by their families).

See the children’s party video here!

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Friday, October 13th
A Night to Shine – Fashion Edition

Here are some pictures from the event:

From Other Events:

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