SOS Children’s Village BC – International Foster Awards Gala recognizes leadership and success in foster care. It celebrates inspiring former foster children who have triumphed over adversity. It raises money to help current foster children in dire need. The gala is a festive and magical evening in Downtown Vancouver at the spectacular Law Courts Inn, featuring a delicious sit-down buffet dinner and dessert, with glasses of fine wines and craft beer by donation.
There will be a keynote speech from Michael ‘Pinball’ Clemons formerly of the CFL.
Receiving the inaugural award will be Tom Watson: Founder of Your Better Life, Owner/President of Recreation Excellence, an international motivational speaker, and a best-selling author.
With 200 guests attending, the evening features live entertainment, exciting live and silent auctions, a 50/50 draw, and a little surprise from SOS Villages around the world – a perfect way to kick off the holiday season in style, and for a great cause.
The most rewarding part of the evening is that net proceeds go directly to SOS Children’s Village BC’s programs and homes for local foster children, and for youth who have aged out of care at 19 years old and are struggling with homelessness.
In the past our galas have been averaging between $50,000 to $75,000 in funds raised, and $100,000 is where we truly need to be in order to ensure our programs and homes for foster children and youth in need can continue, as well as expand. It is wonderful that we have an SOS Children’s Village in Surrey, but our vision is to have Villages across British Columbia, and we need your support in order to make it happen. The International Foster Awards Gala is a focused fundraising event – it’s not just about buying the ticket and bidding on auction items – it’s about proudly making that cash donation to help us reach our goal and to change lives!
If you are interested in becoming a $5K Gold or $3K Silver Sponsor of the International Foster Awards Gala, which includes complimentary reserved seating at a VIP table, please contact executive director Douglas Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org or (604) 574-2964 ext. 102. There are only two Gold sponsorships available and ten Silver sponsorships.