Thank you to all who supported the Silver Bells Luncheon!
Guest streamed into The Westin Seattle on Monday, November 30th ready to get in the Christmas spirit with family and friends. Many took part int he shopping opportunities in the foyer, including glassybaby, Vavako Fine Chocolates and Kate Endle Collage, of whom each donated a portion of their proceeds to Providence Senior and Community Services. Guests also got their photo with Santa and voted on their favorite of 15 designer decorated Christmas trees in the Grand Ballroom. The winner of the People's Choice Christmas Tree was "Raining Cats & Dogs" by designer Laura Bronson.
Emcee, Mimi Jung, KING 5 News, welcomed guests by asking everyone to pull out their cell phone and take a selfie or picture of their surroundings and post it on social media tagging it with the hashtag #otrees. Go to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and search #otrees to view the photos!
Event Chair, Stacy Pleskoff, thanked guests for coming and told a touching story of her and her family's recent personal experience with Providence Senior and Community Services, who helped her mother and uncle. This was Stacy's second year serving as chair, and she also helps coordinate volunteers for the entire 3-day O'Christmas Trees celebration. We are extremely grateful for Stacy's service.
As guests enjoyed a delicious meal, a Providence beneficiary family member told a moving story about her mother, who livesatProvidence Mount St. Vincent and has early-onset Alzheimer's Disease. Specifically, The Mount's Intergenerational programming has a large impact on her mother, and she said, " The kids bring out a side of her that I remember as a child. A light goes on and you can see how happy she is to be able to play, teach and love them." Guests were then invited to make a donation to support Providence Senior and Community Services.
The final part of the program was the Providence Beneficiary and Supporter Fashion show, featuring fashions by Banana Republic and Gap Kids and accessories from the Liza Bridge and David Yurman Collections by Ben Bridge of Bellevue Square. Modeling all these amazing looks were residents and housing directors from Providence Supportive Housing Ministries and students from The Mount's Intergenerational Learning Center. All the models were stunning, and the kids were definitely the stars of the show, striking many poses that they had practiced beforehand.
Proceeds from the Providence O'Christmas Trees Silver Bells Luncheon benefit Providence Senior and Community Services, supporting those in need through healthcare, housing and hospice. Thank you to all who participated, attended and supported the Silver Bells Luncheon. We look forward to seeing you next year on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 at The Westin Seattle!
Table Captain Information:
What does it mean to be a table captain?
A Table Captain commits to host a table of 10. This means inviting friends, family and colleagues that you think would be passionate about the Providence mission and would like to support Providence Senior and Community Services by attending the Silver Bells Luncheon and making a donation. You can choose to pay for your whole table (10 reservations), or you can have your guests pay for their own tickets.
Table Captains serve an important role in our fundraising efforts because you serve as representatives in the community for the good work being done within Providence Senior and Community Services. By hosting a table, you are introducing new people to our programs and directly supporting the most vulnerable and elderly population in Seattle.
For more information on serving as a Table Captain please contact Colleen Farrell at 206-938-5790 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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