What: The 2nd annual Noche para los Niños is a spectacular one-night benefit event for Kids in Focus that is a magical feast of the senses. This exciting and mysterious evening features excitement at every turn as guests mix and mingle through the beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces of the museum. Along with breathtaking views of Papago Park, there will be a variety of live music and experiential acts, a hosted bar and delicious gourmet food stations provided by prominent Valley caterers and restaurants. Guests can also participate in a silent auction filled with special once-in-a-lifetime experiences and powerful photographs taken by the children.
2018 Attendance: 250 / 2019 Expected attendance: 350+ / Ticket Price: $150 per person
When: Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 6pm / Where: Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park ( 1300 N College Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85281 )
Why: Each year over 78,600 Arizona children experience the pain of abuse, neglect, and/or homelessness. Kids in Focus (KIF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering and equipping at-risk kids to shift from surviving to thriving. Through the restorative power of photography and with the guidance of dedicated mentors, kids are inspired to open their eyes to their own potential. Since 2012, KIF has transformed the lives and outlooks of hundreds of children through its life-changing afterschool programs, camps and alumni programs. KIF serves 230 children annually and connects with children through partnerships with local organizations including Children First Leadership Academy, Boys & Girls Clubs, Sequoia Deaf School and several foster care agencies. Funds raised at Noche para los Niños will be used to fund KIF’s intensive photography mentoring programs for at-risk children in Maricopa County.
Featured Entertainers: Nate Nathan and the MacDaddy-O’s, Mentalist Brett Barry, Speed Painter Randall Hedden, contortionists, stilt walkers, jugglers, tarot card readers and other jaw-dropping performers
Food and Beverage Sponsors: We are working on securing several restaurants and caterers to provide food stations at the event. Confirmed sponsors as of August 2019 include Blanco Taco & Tequila, Eggstacy, Nothing bundt Cakes, Postino, Pour Masters, Rachel Johnson Catering, Roxx Vodka, Schmooze Café.
Event Co-Chairs: Bobby Barnes & Colleen Katz / Honorary Chairs: Billie Jo & Judd Herberger