Step right up and join us for the 10th 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 various circus acts both presented by Walmart, hors d'oeuvres from area restaurants, adult beverages featuring signature cocktails from Koon's Saloon, summer beer selection from MillerCoors and wine selection from Sassafras Springs Vineyard, carnival games featuring a cigar dart throw by One Eyed Jacks Fine Cigar Lounge and wine ring toss by Sassafras Springs Vineyard, and an informative program about the Children's Safety Center.
We are celebrating 10 years of Dreaming Big with a special presentation dedicated to our past event chairs and committee members. We could not Dream Big without them.
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, sexual assault exams, and mental health therapy. All of these services are provided free of charge to child abuse victims and their families. In 2016, the CSC provided services to 612 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 and Orthodontics lounge for treats, games and giveaways.
7:00pm - Doors Open
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 20
years. In 2016 the Children's Safety Center provided advocacy to 612
children; 544 forensic interviews were conducted at the CSC; 133
forensic medical exams were provided at the CSC; and 91 new child clients
received on-site therapy. 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