This year’s CARITAS Gala: Enabling Lives, brought out 340 people to spend a special evening in the Grand Ballroom at the Hyatt on the Bund on May 11. The ballroom was beautifully decorated, and the guests enjoyed a wonderful evening full of excitement and entertainment! We are so thankful that enough money was raised that evening to help pay for six surgeries this coming year.
Hyatt on the Bund offered a delicious menu with a mixture of Western and Chinese dishes.
The Bingo for Charity portion of the event brought much excitement to the room and the grand prize was a two night stay at the new JingAn Shangri-la-Hotel with Savio Lee as the winner. We are thankful to all our sponsors who donated many exciting silent and live auction items that our guests could bid on and win.
We wish to thank Bill Board as our main sponsor; responsible for lights, staging, back drop and the wonderful story boards displaying all our projects in the foyer. This year we were privileged to have Boston Scientific as our sponsors for the VIP doctor medical table. Doctors from Shanghai Children Medical Center, Shanghai Xin Hua Hospital and St. Michael Hospital to name a few were present this year.
Highlights of the evening’s entertainment included a performance of “Proud of You” by four 7th graders who have been learning English through the Circle of Hope Migrant Education program. There were also performances by children from the Duan Ming Orphanage and WILL foundation.
We would like to give a special thank you to Ms. Huang, a skilled artist who expressed our heartfelt appreciation to all our doctors through a live sand art presentation projected onto the ballroom screen. It was so incredible, many of our guests believed it to be pre-recorded!
We offer sincere gratitude not only to all who attended, but also to everyone who worked together to create this very special evening. Without this dedicated support, Caritas would not be able to continue its various programs, helping those in need. To find out more about Caritas and how the funds raised from this event are used, you are welcome to contact anyone in our Leadership Group.