Children pave their own philanthropic future at ‘Princess and Pirate Ball’
Kids Helping Kids’ second annual “Princess and Pirate Ball” will take place Nov. 3, from 3 to 6 p.m., at the Palm Beach International Polo Club in Wellington. Amie Swan and Abigail Beebe will serve as chairwomen of this event, and Patty Myura will serve as honorary chair. Max Silverstein and Emma Guerrieri are the designated co-chairs of the children’s committee.
Kids Helping Kids is a special program at The Center for Family Services, designed to increase awareness of philanthropy among youth, while making a difference in the life of another child.
Guests of the ball will enjoy cocktails and mocktails, dinner by the bite, a treasure hunt, face painting, games and more. Children of all ages and their parents and/or grandparents are invited to attend the “Princess and Pirate Ball” casual attire and themed costumes are encouraged.
Proceeds from the event will be used to support The Pat Reeves Village Shelter that provides life-changing services to families, with children who are either homeless or at-risk for homelessness.
The event’s major sponsor is PNC Bank. Tickets for adults are $150, and $95 for children. For tickets, or sponsorship information contact Stanton Collemer at 561-616-1257 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kids Helping Kids program starts to teach philanthropy at an early age and teaches children to help other less fortunate children through hands-on projects and events. The program takes place at The Pat Reeves Village Shelter in West Palm Beach, the only emergency homeless shelter in Palm Beach County for families with children. Kids Helping Kids, started in 2012, has programs and events throughout the year, including a monthly family night at the shelter. Some of the many ways children, along with their parents, can help and participate through Kids Helping Kids include: making Welcome Baskets for new residents of the shelter with basic necessities; donating to the Food Pantry at the shelter; volunteering as a Shelter Buddy, which includes story time, arts and crafts, as well as an opportunity to help build a garden at the shelter.
The Center for Family Services is a 51-year-old nonprofit social services organization. Its mission is to strengthen families through counseling, education and homeless intervention. The agency provides a full spectrum of services for homeless families with children and families at risk for homelessness; substance abuse treatment programs; and specialized therapy for children who are victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence.
For more information, visit www.ctrfam.org.
Shay Swan, left, and Jack Swan