Two events in June to help support children’s charities

May 25, 2013 by  

A pair of events taking place in Orlando this June will raise funds for children with special needs and those with life-threatening illnesses.

The Make ‘M Smile community Festival is a fundraising event for Nathaniel’s Hope, an organization that provides services for children with special needs. It will feature entertainment for all ages, music, bounce houses, live animals, food, and local exhibitors. A Friendship Stroll will also allow people to meet and walk with some of the children served by Nathaniel’s Hope.
The festival will take place at Lake Eola Park on June 1 from 7:30 am – 1:00 pm. Admission is by a $3 donation, or free to Nathaniel’s Hope clients. For more information, call 407-857-8224.

Later on that same day, the Give Kids the World ‘Black and White Gala’ will raise funds for the Give Kids the World Village – a resort and amusement park for children who suffer from life threatening illness, and their families pay nothing to stay there. Guests of the gala will enjoy cocktails, entertainment, and a gourmet dinner.

This one will take place at the Peabody hotel on June 1, beginning at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $350 per person, $3,500 for a table of 10, and $5,000 for a premium table of 10, which includes a complimentary hotel suite. Call 407-396-1114 for more information.

It is likely that visitors will attend both events from all over the area, including nearby Ocoee. Organizers have likely been working with local print companies to prepare such products as banners, event programs and flyers.