City House kicks off our third quarter fundraising season with two terrific events!
Normally, this time of year we begin promoting our annual Gala, our biggest fundraising effort of the year and one that raises much needed funds for our shelter and Transitional Living Program and operations. However, this year is a bit different. We are faced with an increasing demand for youth outreach and individual and family counseling services and this has necessitated that we add a mid-summer event to grow and sustain these programs. So, in addition to our annual gala on September 9th, we are excited to announce that Tony KIshman is coming to Eisemann Center in Richardson on July 8th, to do a benefit concert for City House. We are equally excited to announce that Ortho Texas has generously chosen City House to be their designated charity this year, and they will be the presenting sponsor
Tony Kishman is a veteran of the Broadway hit, Beatlemania, he has toured worldwide with productions of Twist and Shout, Classical Mystery Tour, All You Need Is Love, Legends in Concert, and now brings what is hands-down the best performance yet, with his Live and Let Die: A tribute to Paul McCartney concert.
Our annual gala is more exciting than ever. We will transport guests back to the exciting atmosphere of the Rat Pack era with music, comedy, and the camaraderie of three legendary friends that made history on the stage of the Las Vegas Sands Hotel, Copa showroom. The formal attired evening will include complimentary valet-parking, welcome CopaCocktail, including two complimentary premium drinks per guest. There will be a full Vegas-style Casino, passed hors d'oeuvres, amazing silent auction, and a seated chef's Dinner with wine pairing. When the unrivaled City House Live Auction ends it will be followed by America's three most sought-after Rat Pack Impersonators performing in the industry today, including a special appearance by Susan Griffith (Pulp Fiction and Marilyn and Me), the top Marilyn Monroe impersonator in the world.
If that’s not enough this incredible show will be backed by Texas-native band leader and trumpet player extraordinaire Rodney Booth, and his orchestra. Rodney has performed with many major recording artists such as Lou Rawls, Nancy Wilson, Dionne Warwick, Ella Fitzgerald, Marvin Hamlisch, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole and Al Green, to name a few. And when the "Pack" retires from the stage, Rodney's incredible band will light up the dance floor making this one of the most memorable nights of your life. This year’s Gala Chairs are Dan & Toni Hunt (FC Dallas and Model Behaviors ; Co-Chairs, Chris & Laurie Graham-King (Stylist, Fashion Consultant & TV Personality). Whether you're of the era and young-at-heart, or young with a big heart and love for nostalgia, please join us for a wonderful night of fundraising for our City House mission to: Protect Youth, Empower Change, and Transform Lives.
Thank you to all our supporters for dropping by the Holiday Open House, sponsored by The Bank of Texas (The Private Bank, located in Plano).
Your generosity is overwhelming.
May everyone have the merriest of holidays!
Did you know? City House is a part of several official online and in-store registries, for those who want to help and donate something specific to help our kids, at any time. You can go to: Walmart: Under the Baby Registry, first name "City" last name "House" Target: Searchable through organization, “City House” We are constantly updating the list to fill needs that we have. Thank you for your support!
We've Been Helping Homeless Teens for Nearly 30 Years!
City House was founded by two Plano ISD school teachers, sadly inspired and driven by one teenager sleeping in his pickup truck, another living in a vacant building, and another bringing her clothes to school in a garbage bag. In 1988, City House opened its doors to its first residents. What began as a six-bed shelter has grown into a four-home, 48-beds, multi-faceted agency that provides residential and non-residential services to more than 500 children, young adults and their families each year.
The mission of City House is to provide emergency shelter and transitional residential services to children and young adults who are in need due to abuse, neglect or homelessness.