Gems & Jeans Ball : Nov. 23rd
Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)
Saturday, November 23, 2013 for the 1st Annual Gems & Jeans BALL benefiting the Sylvia Thomas Center for Adoptive Children & Families...
Prepare for an evening of sensational food, specialty drinks, wine/ beer and an amazing Diamond Give-a-Way while being entertained by a special artist made available through the Uncle Mike's Artist Music Series...
For the first time ever, an event inside Brandon Harley-Davidson...
Cocktail Attire with a CMT Awards Theme of Black Tie, Denim jeans & cowboy boots. BEST DRESSED Contest Sponsored by Meredith from Wild 94.1...
The Denim & Diamond Ball is intended to raise Friends & Funds for Sylvia's Kids. Abused, abandoned and neglected children who found themselves in a situation of being separated from their families and now have found the "Forever Family" with a loving adoptive family...
The Sylvia Thomas Center, founded in 2000 to fill an unmet need for adoptive children & families in crisis, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law. It is our objective to help adoptive families create the “forever family” these children need and deserve.
MORE to COME relevant to AFFORDABLE Ticket Prices and Sponsorship Opportunities. Thank YOU for your support!
Tickets Available Soon!!! $65 per Couple and $40 per Single...
When & Where
Sylvia Thomas Center
The Sylvia Thomas Center puts the “forever” in forever families by providing adoptive and foster children and families all the necessary tools and supports to enable them to bond and thrive.
Specifically, we accomplish our mission by:
- Training pre and post-adoptive parents (including foster parents planning to adopt) on tools to enable them to recognize issues early on and help their child deal with the emotional pains of the past in ways which will strengthen the family bonds;
- Ensuring that, at the time of finalization or even years after, families in crisis or need promptly receive all the adoption-related services they need through case management services;
- Educating the community, service providers, adoptive parents and families, those involved in the adoption process and others who touch the lives of adopted children on the unique needs of adoptive children and families through formalized training, support groups, workshops, one-on-one meetings, home visits and other methods as appropriate;
- Providing forums for adoptive parents and for adopted and foster teens to come together to support one another, share information, learn information, strengthen the sense of belonging and lessen the sense of isolation;
- Connecting parents and teens who have successfully navigated the adoption system to mentor those struggling in peer-to-peer connections;
- Providing vital links between families and services including the best-of-the-best trained providers throughout the adoption process.