Matters of the HeART Giving Gala
Saturday February 28, 2015
1031 Matthews-Mint Hill Road
Matthews, NC 28105
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Gallery Crawl Reception
7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Giving Gala




Gala Details


Join us for a fun, art-inspired evening as we explore the Matters of Heart that touch so many homeless and impoverished children in our community through the programs of Bright Blessings.  A special display of unique artwork created by children we serve will allow you to see the impact that the gifts of joy, care and hope make for each deserving child.  This, combined with our traditional Gala festivities, is sure to create a wonderful night to remember.

Auction Excitement!


Back by popular demand, this year’s Giving Gala will feature a Silent Auction with the FUN and EASE of technology mobile bidding thanks to our friends at Auctions By Cellular!  To participate in the Silent Auction and for opportunities to support the mission of Bright Blessings, please keep the following in mind:


  • Bring your fully charged cell phone or tablet.  To bid on Silent Auction items, you will need a cell phone or tablet. (Note: If you or a guest do not have one of these devices, a member of the mobile bidding team will be able to assist you)

  • By participating in the mobile bidding, please note that Auctions By Cellular does NOT receive any percentage of your auction purchase or contribution!     

  • At the end of the evening, for those who wish to make their Silent Auction purchases or contributions through other methods such as check, cash or manual credit card transactions, these options will also be available.

  • If you are an Event Host, please be sure to share the above information with each of your guests.


Check back soon for a preview of some of our featured Silent Auction items!

Join Us for a Special 'Gallery Crawl' Reception:

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to be inspired by the faces and stories of kids in our community who need our support!   

  • Guest speaker Patrice Webb-Bush, social worker with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

  • Brief video presentation

  • Complimentary champagne and light hors d'oeuvres

  • Preview the Colors of My Heart gallery with creative artwork and self portraits made by the homeless children Bright Blessings serves 


We are humbled to announce expansion efforts for 2015 that include impacting an additional 300 homeless and impoverished children, and your support is vital to making that happen.  Join us at this year's Giving Gala to help us raise $50,000 to bless these 300 additional children and the 4,000 others that we already support every year. Come eat, drink and open your hearts to make a difference for kids in need.  

300 Amazing Reasons to Attend:

Make Your Reservation

We are blessed that our Giving Gala reservations fill up every year, so be sure to secure your reservation early!  


Your event reservation provides dinner hors d’oeuvres, two drink tickets per person (cash bar thereafter), live music, desserts, photo fun gift, and the opportunity to make a difference for thousands of struggling kids in our community. This is a mix and mingle, cocktail-style event with reserved standing table space for all guests, and bar stools will be available at each table. 


Please join us for this fantastic evening to benefit our local homeless and impoverished children. Donations will be accepted.  With your support, together we can raise $50,000 to further the impact of Bright Blessings for hundreds more children in 2015!


$125 – Event Patrons: Reserved Cocktail Space for 2

$250 – Event Host: Reserved Cocktail Space for 4

$375 – Event Host: Reserved Cocktail Space for 6

$500 – Event Host: Reserved Cocktail Space for 8

2015 Gala

"Matters of the HeART"

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