Carats for Caring

Carats for Caring was created in 2010 for two main reasons. First, to give women an excuse to have a girls night out for a great cause. The second reason was to raise money to send kids to the “Un-limb-ited” chance of a lifetime. For more information on Un-Limb-ited check out the previous post or this video.

The 2011 Carats for Caring  is the second annual event of its kind.  Lady Joyce Adams led the first Carats for Caring event last year which raised $10,000 that went to the Un-Limb-ited program.  She chose the Un-Limb-ited program to be the recipient of her fundraiser because it is an event that hits close to home for kids that are recipients of care from the  Shriners Hospitals for Children. With the help of the Divan wives and other ladies from the community the entire event was organized by volunteers and through cash donations they reached their goal of raising $10,000.

Last year Margo Vaughn, a local DJ with KHITs 107.1, donated her time pro bono to emcee the event.  She’s back with us this year and we are so excited to have her again for the event. Be sure to tune in for details on the event and listen to what Margo has going on in the morning.

The inaugural “Girls Night Out” was sold out a week before the event.  We set a goal to sell 200 tickets and sold them all.  This year, we’ve upped the ante to 300 tickets! Unlike last year, this year you can buy tickets online through wiztix. So be sure to get them online starting September first.

We look forward to pampering, wine tasting, appetizers, chocolate fountain, specialty shopping, door prizes, silent auction—and the evening’s crowning moment, drawing for an emerald pendant. All tickets purchased are entered into the drawing for the emerald pendant. Good luck and we hope to see you at Carats for Caring!

Here are some pictures from last years event.

For more pictures be sure to check out the Carats for Caring event page on Facebook.


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