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Volunteers/donations needed for Night to Shine Prom for people with special needs

Thu, Jan 10th 2019 12:30 pm

Event sponsored by Tim Tebow Foundation

Calling all stylists, paparazzi, and anyone who likes to volunteer; Lumber City Church, 383 Vandervoort St., North Tonawanda, is looking for volunteers to be a part of Night to Shine. The church is in need of dozens of volunteers and monetary donations to make this prom for people with special needs a reality. The North Tonawanda church is one of nearly 500 churches around the world to host Night to Shine Friday, Feb. 8. 

Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on pampering people with special needs ages 14 and older and their caregivers. Sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, this worldwide movement seeks to be a catalyst to change how culture embraces people with special needs and to rally people everywhere to stand up for those who are differently-abled.

Every guest of Night to Shine enters this complimentary event on a red carpet, complete with a warm welcome from a friendly crowd and paparazzi. Guests receive the royal treatment, including hair and makeup, shoe shining, limousine rides, corsages and boutonnieres, a catered dinner, karaoke, prom favors, and a dance floor, which all leads up to the moment when each guest is crowned king or queen of the prom. 

Chad Rieselman, lead pastor of Lumber City Church said, “It’s so much more than asking for people to donate money and time. It’s giving the great people of Western New York the opportunity to be part of crowning every single one of our special guests as a king or queen, that their value isn’t defined by their abilities. Their value is so much more. They are valued by God and by all of us as kings and queens in his forever kingdom. Who wouldn’t want to be part of something so magical?”

For additional information on volunteering or donating to Night to Shine, hosted by Lumber City Church in North Tonawanda, visit www.LumberCityChurch.com. 

About Lumber City Church 

Lumber City Church exists to be a Spirit empowered church that glorifies Jesus by meeting the needs of and empowering people that live in the margins with the love of God.

About Tim Tebow Foundation and Night To Shine

The Tim Tebow Foundation exists to bring faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. That mission is being fulfilled every day through the foundation’s seven areas of outreach, including W15H, Timmy’s Playrooms, Orphan Care, Adoption Aid, the Tebow CURE Hospital, Team Tebow and Night to Shine. For more information on the Tim Tebow Foundation, visit www.timtebowfoundation.org.

When Night to Shine launched in 2015, 44 host churches and 15,000 volunteers worked together to honor more than 7,000 kings and queens of the prom. This past February, 537 host churches and 175,000 volunteers came together to celebrate 90,000 honored guests with special needs. Now in its fifth anniversary year, the Tim Tebow Foundation is seeing new churches sign up continuously and the event is expected to take place in over 700 locations this coming February. 

For more information on the worldwide movement of Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, visit: http://www.timtebowfoundation.org/index.php/night-to-shine/.


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