Step right up and join us for the 9th annual Dream Big Charity Gala Presented by Johnson & Johnson. This year's 1920's carnival theme is sure to impress and kicks off promptly at 7:00pm! Guests will enjoy live music provided by NWA's own Boom Kinetic and entertainment provided by Orenda Cirque both presented by Walmart, hors d'oeuvres from area restaurants, adult beverages featuring 2 signature cocktails from The Hive at 21C Hotel, carnival games featuring a cigar dart throw by One Eyed Jacks and wine ring toss by Sassafras Springs Vineyard, and a short program about the Children's Safety Center.
Additionally, the event hosts a fabulous silent auction and you can bid on items with quickness and ease using your smartphone. With our new mobile bidding software provided by Bear State Bank, donating and bidding will be a breeze!
The Dream Big Charity Gala is the signature fundraiser for the Children's Safety Center of Washington County. The CSC helps coordinate child abuse investigations by providing advocacy, forensic interviewing, forensic medical exams, and mental health therapy. All of these services are provided free of charge to child abuse victims and their families. In 2015, the CSC provided services to 546 alleged child abuse victims. Since we opened in 1997, we have served over 8,000 children in Northwest Arkansas.
Come out, have fun with 1,000 of your closest friends, and raise much needed funds for the Children's Safety Center!!!
Guests are encouraged but not required to wear black, red and white summer cocktail attire.
Be sure to stop by the fabulous Pediatric Dental Associates lounge for treats, games and giveaways.
7:00pm - Registration
8:00pm - Orenda Cique Performs
8:20pm - Program Starts
8:45pm - Boom Kinetic
9:45pm - Live Auction
10:15pm - Silent Auction Closes
11:00pm - Event Ends
The CSC team has helped more than 8,000 children, in the last 18
years. In 2015 the Children's Safety Center provided advocacy to 546
children; 479 forensic interviews were conducted at the CSC; 132
forensic medical exams were provided at the CSC; and 131 children
received on-site therapy totaling 1,180 sessions. All of the services at
the CSC are provided free of charge.
Do you recall when you were a child, not being able to wait to get
home from school? Hopefully, you were able to play innocently with your
family in the yard, sit down for dinner, and have your parents tuck you
in wishing you goodnight. This is not the reality for most of the
children who are brought to the Children’s Safety Center. These children
do not want to leave school because they know they will not be safe at
home, or in their yard, or when they are sleeping at night. Given the
statistics, your child is much more likely to be molested than to be hit
by a car when crossing the street.
The 5 Steps in Protecting our Children
Children's Safety Center Development Director
Emily Rappe' Fisher