An Evening Fit for a Princess

While we don’t usually generate blogs for charity fundraisers because so many are deserving of a little bit of help, there is an event coming up Monday night for a very special cause that might just give you pause. It did me.

On February 25th at the Ships of the Sea Museum in Savannah, 300 young ladies are going to be treated to a spectacular evening. It’s the 1st annual Princess Diaries Ball and it’s all being put together by Helping Hands of Savannah with the help of a ton of people in our city’s business community.

The young women selected to be guests at this ball don’t have a father in their lives. Whether it be due to divorce, incarceration or worse. They are lacking a male figure in their lives. For one night, however, they all get to play Cinderella. How so? Each young lady will be fitted in a gown. Each young lady will get a ticket to the ball. Each young lady will be escorted to the event by a Savannah Fire Fighter or Police Officer. Each Princess will be a Queen for a night.

When the evening is over, they’ll each be given a special engraved diary as a keepsake and hopefully a place to record many more special memories in their future.

So how can you help?

Any donations would be appreciated but you can also help by joining us at a party. On Monday night, January 30th The Collins Quarter downtown Savannah is hosting a special event. There will be food, wine, spirits, anything you can imagine. Every single dime raised goes to the Princess Diaries Ball. Whether it be to buy the gowns, the diaries or other aspects of throwing that party.

“This is the first time we’ve done this.” says Stephen Hamil, General Manager at The Collins Quarter. “Helping Hands approached us with the idea for a dinner here and it just progressed into a full gala ball.” he says.

Collins Quarter is promising nothing chincy at this fundraiser. “It’s going to be great.” Steve says “We’ll have fun, eclectic apps, meats, shrimp, lobster. We really want to make everyone feel like they’ve received more than their share.” he added.

There will be an open bar, premium wines and a whole lot more. “Pretty much whatever you want, you can have.” Steve says. There will also be a silent auction with overnight stays here in Savannah plus Charleston and elsewhere.

Prices couldn’t be any more affordable. They start at $50.00. A $100 donation includes a $25 gift certificate to Collins Quarter. A $160 ticket includes a $75 gift certificate to the restaurant. Each listed price is per person.

This is going to be a great event on the 30th and a greater event on February 25th. We hope you see you there. For reservations or a little more information CLICK HERE.


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