Thu, Dec 31|
Don't Drop the Ball! (A Virtual Gala)
It’s the perfect way to celebrate the end of 2020 - an opportunity to put on snazzy clothes, dance, laugh, and learn more about how you can meaningfully connect with others in the coming year - all from the comfort of your own home! A Virtual Gala to Benefit Miriam’s Heart.
Time & Location
Dec 31, 2020, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
About The Event
What will I get to do during the event?
- Meet members of our board and leadership team
- Hear about new safety nets Miriam’s will be building to help catch children at risk
- Dance (optional) - a prize will be awarded for the most "pandemic-proof" dancing partner who makes an appearance on the virtual dance floor, so get creative!
- Learn about what you can do to help other families during 2021
After the "formal" presentation is over, stick around for a family-friendly dance competition and/or virtual cocktail hour breakout rooms. We'll do our best to simulate the natural flow of an in-person party so that you can move freely between the dance competition and among smaller group chats with thematic conversation starters. Prizes for the most covid-friendly dance partner & background competitions to be provided by Rahway Dental Group (free celaning & whitening), The Sauer Law Firm LLC (a complete estate planning package) & an annonymous donor (baseball tickets - when going to games becomes a thing again, that is!).
What do I do next?
- Register for the event - its $10/registration link (free tickets are available to volunteers - see ticket options)
- Invite your favorite friends to join you virtually - parties are always better with a fun crowd!
- Get a fantastic outfit ready - we're starting a rumor about sequins being back in vogue :)
- Decorate your background - & win a prize!
- Consider making an additional gift to help Miriam's Heart - may we suggest $100 per family or whatever you can comfortably give?
Help us make the new year brighter for you & the children of New Jersey during this time of unprecedented need & opportunity! We will do our very best to keep this event informative and fun. Feel free to turn your camera off and start doing something better if we don't completely captivate you - because we are confident that we will.
We do our best to make the most of every dollar in our budget and can't wait to share about the impact that even $25 that goes towards our programs can make. Donations of time, supplies, and monetary amounts of any size are always sincerely appreciated. We look forward to seeing you at the (virtual) party!
Includes: Access for one to the virtual event Eligibility for competitions & prizes
Take in the Moment Package
Includes: 1. Two tickets 2. Select appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages delivered to your doorstep from a local restaurant of our choice. *Gluten-Free Options Available. *Delivery time will be subject to service availability.
Swanky Night In Package
Includes: 2 Tickets Delivery of your choice of 2 bottles of sparkling alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages (Delivery of alcohol must be in North or Central NJ to a person able to produce ID to show that they are over the age of 21) Delivery of savory food items from a local restaurant of our choice. *Gluten-Free Options Available. *Delivery time will be subject to service availability. *The food and beverages chosen will be tied to your preferences and the amount of your gift.
Swanky Night In - Upgraded
Includes: Everything in the Swanky Night In Package PLUS Delivery of a floral arrangement & a bottle of premium champagne
Key Supporter Dream Breakfast
Includes: 2 Event Tickets Preparation of Breakfast on the Grounds of your home at a date and time TBD in 2021 *Subject to permissibility under local laws and the signing of a common sense participation waiver that will to be emailed to you when coordinating arrangements.
Significant Benefactor Package
Consider picking up all or some of the tab to allow Miriam's to hire their first full time staff member in 2021. Please contact Jess@Miriamsheart.org to learn more about this project.
Adoptees & Survivors
A free event ticket available to anyone who has been abused, neglected, adopted, or otherwise involved with child protective services. Your ticket will include an invitation to join us for our first advisory board meeting on 2/1/2021 at 7:30pm.
Receive a registration link for free in exchange for your promise to continue supporting Miriam's Heart in whatever ways you can in the coming year. We won't be able to enforce this but are extending this offer because we are confident that you will want to get behind the work we will be doing in the coming year.