“For it is in giving that we receive”. The words of St. Francis of Assisi which rang true on the evening of February 7th at the All Star Wings Foundation First Annual Winter Gala. The event themed Monte Carlo swing was held at Chateau Le Jardin where guests were taken back in time to the roaring 20’s, enjoying a charity casino; the lively sounds of a 16-piece swing band, jive dancers, silent auction and door prize giveaway. The fundraiser also featured a lovely full course dinner with an antipasto buffet, two types of pasta, a veal and chicken entrée and a delectable late night dessert station.
A truly wonderful demonstration of corporate social responsibility and philanthropy from the well-known wing masters, who have been giving back since the inception of the foundation in 2010. Gala funds were directed towards The All Star Wings of Hope Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization supporting local and international humanitarian endeavours dedicated to helping underprivileged children in Africa, South America, Asia and North America. The evening’s proceeds were specifically designated to the organization Horizons, an organization whose mandate is to create sustainable safe haven communities around the world for orphaned children, for construction efforts of two new orphanages in Kenya and the Congo. Inspirational words were shared by Tom Anastopoulous –Founder & Chair AllStar Foundation WINGS OF HOPE ™, Jim Pesce – Co-Founder Horizon Initiative, and Bill Power – CEO Horizon Initiative, along with a moving video presentation highlighting the incredible work of these organizations.
It was an honor to be a part of this event that raised thousands of dollars to support a very worthy cause.
To learn more about the All Star Wings of Hope Foundation please visit: http://www.allstarfoundation.ca/
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