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.
Over the past thirteen years, Enloe Charity Ball has blossomed into something tremendous. Last year alone, Enloe students raised over $118,000 for Learning Together, an early childhood education center that aims to meet developmental, educational, and health needs of young children of all abilities. Student Council members looked to the community and student body for donations, participation in fundraising events, and volunteering. Some of these student lead fundraisers included an outdoor concert featuring student artists and performers, an art auction at CAM Raleigh featuring student artwork, ticket sales, Homeroom 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 raise $120,000 for Urban Ministries of Wake County, a multi-faceted nonprofit which works to tackle three main issues: hunger, homelessness, and a lack of proper healthcare. Follow this blog to hear from students, alumni, and others who have been impacted by Enloe Charity Ball.
Find out more about Urban Ministries here!
View Charity Ball 2015 Blog here.
View Charity Ball 2014 Blog here.