On February 17th, 2013 the MOMS Club of Phoenix-Norterra held our second annual Sweethearts Gala fundraiser where we raised money for our charity of choice, Maggie’s Place! All of the work and effort put in by our club volunteers, raised $5000 for Maggie’s Place. Maggie’s Place is a community that provides houses of hospitality for pregnant and parenting women in need who are living in the greater Phoenix, AZ.
The evening event consisted of a full dinner with dessert and beverages at Dave & Busters in Desert Ridge. After dinner and before the auction, we were entertained by three headlining comedians, and for the $25 per ticket price, each guest felt they received a night of food and fun all while helping out a worthy local charity!
We raised money through a live auction and also a small silent auction. All auction items were donated to the club for the event. Hard working club volunteers gathered about 50 donation items total for the auction. The value of the donations ranged from $25 to $500! Among the donations, we received included a signed Cardinals Football, a signed Suns basketball, a year membership to the Phoenix Art Museum, a couples massage at the Phoenician Resort, and many more.
The event was attended by over 100 guests, many who attended are MOMS Club members, but most of the guests were friends and family that were coming out to support our event. We had a professional photographer as well who donated her time to shoot the event.
Our club is very proud of all the hard work we put in to create such an amazing event and we’re hopeful to grow and raise even more money in 2014!