Charity for Change’s fundraising Gala, Planting Seeds of Humanity, will be held Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Naples Hilton. The event includes a VIP reception, live auction and “Call for Change” cash call. Attendees will dance and be entertained by the Ben Allen Band, led by Ben Allen who finished 6th place on NBC’s The Voice.
The fundraising event is inspired by the idea that addressing the root of the problem of hate, violence, bullying and cruelty starts with teaching children to care about each other and the world around them.
“By planting the seeds of character, generosity and gratitude in children, we are giving them the tools they need to sift through the negative influences of the world,” said Karen Conley, founder of Charity for Change. “These tools teach children how to manage their emotions, build healthy relationships and make responsible decisions leading to success in school, future careers and life.”
The event will raise funds to support Charity for Change’s educational programs, which since 2008 have impacted 100,000 children, instilling nine character traits and raising $150,000 for 100 area charities.
Event chairperson is Debra Haley, who retired in 2020 as executive director of New Horizons of Southwest Florida.
Sponsorships for the event are available. Tickets are $250 per person. VIP reception tickets are $750 per person. For more information about the event, becoming a sponsor or donating visit CfCGala.givesmart.com or call Karen Conley, 239-592-6787.
About Charity for Change
Founded in 2008, Charity for Change brings children together to see past their differences and work together for others in need. Outcomes are proven over a 15-year track record improving behavior and academic performance, while fostering inclusion and equity, developing empathy, resilience and the mental well-being of Pre-K to 5th grade learners.
Through character education and charitable activities blended with academics, the organization serves children through its afterschool, summer school, preschool, and in-school programs. Since 2008, the program has impacted 100,000 children, instilling nine character traits and raising $150,000 for 100 area charities. The goal of Charity for Change is to cultivate confident, compassionate children who become successful learners, contribute to their schools and communities, and who will participate in society as empathetic, resilient, ethical and self-reliant citizens. For more information about Charity for Change, please visit www.charityforchange.org or call 239-592-6787.