Noche para los Niños – A Night for the Children
What: The second annual Noche para los NinÞos is a spectacular one-night benefit event for Kids in Focus that is a delightful feast of the senses. This exciting and mysterious evening features a variety of live music and experiential acts including contortionists, jugglers, stilt walkers, tarot card readers, and other jaw-dropping performers. Guests will also enjoy a hosted bar, delicious food stations from Valley restaurants, a silent auction, raffle and a moving display of photos created by at-risk children.
2018 Attendance: 250 / 2019 Expected attendance: 350
Ticket Price: $150 per person
When: Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 6 p.m.
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. Through classroom lessons, field trips, one-on-one time with mentors and the healing powers of photography, the children take a journey of creativity culminating in a public photography exhibit, a hardbound book and new self-confidence and hope for the future.
2019 Food and Beverage Sponsors: Last year’s food and beverage sponsors included Blanco Taco and Tequila, Nibbler’s Catering, Nothing bundt Cakes, Postino, The Parlor, PourMasters. For 2019 we plan to see the return of some of these sponsors as well as several new delicious additions.
2019 Planning Committee: Co-Chairs: Bobby Barnes & Colleen Katz
Members: Trisha Anthony, Wendy Arndt, Tom Bomhoff, Pat Bondurant, Julie Bowe, Sallie Brophy, Libby Cohen, Carol Cook, Lee Courtney, Oscar De las Salas, Susan Doria, Jacqui Firestone, Debbie Gaby, Vikki Gorman, Amy Hair, Theo Hall, David Hills, Gary Jackson, Carolyn Lane, Abby Leadon, Julie Littenberg, Beth McRae, Dafna Madia, Kim Morey, Cliff Paul, Ross Peterson, Joan Raskin, Lauren Raskin, Amy Samuel Meda, James Sanderson, Gina Santi, Patty Sapp, Jody Schnable, Subyn Wadsworth, Heather Wagenhals, Kelsey Waite, Lea Werner, Susie Wesley, McKenna Wesley, Gail Willmore
Contact: Christie Davis, Development Director / /