Enloe High School’s first Charity Ball, founded by Rachel Escobar, was hosted in 2004. In an effort to connect students to their community through service and individual talents, student council members put together the ball along with a silent auction. The outcome was tremendous as over $10,000 was donated to Haven House, a program out of Wake County that provides services for at-risk youth and their families.
In these seventeen years, Enloe Charity Ball has blossomed into something incredible. Over the past ten years, Enloe students have raised over $1,000,000 for charities in the Raleigh community. In 2019 alone, $207,000 was raised for Southeast Raleigh Promise (SERP).
To many, the idea of high school students raising over $150,000 is inconceivable. However, through various moving parts we always meet and surpass our goal. Student Council members look to the community and student body for donations, participation in fundraising events, and volunteering. Some of these student-led fundraisers include the kickball tournament, chess tournament, coffee sales, ticket sales, 2A Wars, and the Donate a Ticket program for Enloe students that may not be able to afford a ticket to Charity Ball.
Keep up with us this Charity Ball season as we plan to reconnect with our first-ever beneficiary and raise $150,000 for Haven House Services to support youth in Wake County facing homelessness, a crisis at home or school, gang involvement, and/or problems involving the juvenile justice system. Follow this blog to hear from students, alumni, and others who have been impacted by Enloe Charity Ball.
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