The Chocolate Affair
February 27th, 2016
Attire - Black Tie Optional
This gala event offers gourmet catering and chocolate desserts from Charleston's finest restaurants and specialty shops. An open bar is available and the Reception Menu includes a variety of hors d'oeuvres. The evening also features more than 200 auction items for every budget. Bid items include jewelry, fantasy vacations, furniture, artwork, dinner packages, gifts, and services.
PURPOSE OF THE EVENT
The Chocolate Affair fundraiser supports Communities In Schools of the Charleston Area Inc., a nonprofit organization that surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. It fulfills its mission by connecting the best community resources with the needs of students, their families, and schools. Communities In Schools addresses both the academic and social service needs of nearly 12,000 students in 25 Charleston and Berkeley County schools.
HELP PROVIDE OUT-OF-SCHOOL ENRICHMENT FOR STUDENTS
Playing on the beach, attending a concert, going to a play, visiting a museum, touring a college campus, canoeing, or going to an amusement park are all field trip and summertime memories that many of us treasure but are out of reach for most of our CIS students. At this year's Chocolate Affair Gala, guests will have the opportunity to give a $100 donation that will cover the cost for one of our students to participate in some of these activities during the school year and summer months. Our CIS Student Support Specialists provide opportunities for their students to participate in these activities firsthand. By building rapport and trust through teambuilding, students are able to realize their own personal potential and at the same time reap rewards for their achievements through participation in fund and meaningful experiences. Our goal this year is $25,000 to support Summer Camp PLUS Enrichment Activities. Fox Sports Carolinas has generously donated $5,000 as a baseline of support for these activities, and now we challenge our Chocolate Affair guests to help us raise an additional $20,000+ to help these kids enjoy life changing summer camp and expanded extracurricular experiences!
For more information about our programs, visit www.cischarleston.org