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 incredible. Over the past 5 years, Enloe students have raised over $460,000 for charities in the Raleigh community. Last year alone, $140,000 was raised for Urban Ministries of Wake County, an organization that aims to alleviate the Raleigh community of homelessness, hunger, and a lack of health care
To many, the idea of high school students raising over $100k 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 lead fundraisers included a concert featuring student artists and performers, an art auction at VAE featuring student artwork, 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 raise $150,000 for The Raleigh-Wake Partnership to end Homelessness, a multi-faceted nonprofit which works to tackle homelessness in the Raleigh community. Follow this blog to hear from students, alumni, and others who have been impacted by Enloe Charity Ball.
Find out more about the Raleigh-Wake Partnership here!
View Charity Ball 2015 Blog here.
View Charity Ball 2014 Blog here.