Spreading cheer in support of Carly’s Club
blog by Kathryn Przybyla • November 29, 2012 @ 9:01am
Tis the season to make somebody’s holiday very special.
Join other young professionals this weekend at the Gift Gathering Party for Carly’s Club co-hosted by Jenna Myers and John Ticco. An event to collect gift donations for the holiday season, the party will take place from 8 to 11 p.m. on Saturday at Soho Bar on West Chippewa.
Myers, who has a passion for raising awareness for Roswell spoke to us about the upcoming event this weekend.
“I’m so blessed for what I have and I want to do whatever I can to spread awareness for the local hospital. I’m so about Roswell and everything they are doing. I just think people need to take a step back and realize that just because they are young, doesn’t mean they can’t be the voice for a great organization like this. You don’t have to be a big CEO of a company to help.”
Soho will be transformed into a chic holiday party complete with a red carpet, open bar, appetizers, music and a glass of champagne as you walk in.
Speaking to Myers further, we learned more about the gift gathering event.
Tell us a little bit about how the event came to be?
Jenna Myers: John and I were driving down to Ellicottville a couple weeks ago and he said he really wanted to get involved with Carly’s Club. I said we should do a gift gathering party since there are so many gifts needed and we could organize something fun. I wanted to do something to kick off the holiday season with an event for a young professional age group. There are not a lot of events for people our age to give back that is in our price range and not a black tie affair.
My friend, who owns After 5 Events has been spectacular to help add a special touch to the event and Dave’s Christmas Shops also donated a bunch of decorations as well to make it really festive. We needed to do something for our age group, for young philanthropists. They want to help, but they don’t know how to start.
A lot of people have stepped up to the plate to donate gifts and money when they heard about it and I’m glad we’ve been getting such a great response.
What can guests expect at the event?
JM: My goal is that they don’t feel like they are just going out on Chippewa—that they are at a chic and exclusive event. You don’t have to drop all this money and be in a ball gown. I want to start doing this every year and raise awareness for Carly’s Club with more events throughout the year.
Is it a cocktail attire dress code?
JM: Yes, girls always want a reason to wear a fun holiday dress. And the guys don’t have to find a tux or a suit, but something nice with a collared shirt is perfect.
What do you want people to take away from this event?
JM: I want people to know this is a great cause. You always hear about Roswell, but I want to focus on young Buffalonians coming together. We can all give back and hopefully continue this event in the future.
Where can people find the list of items to choose gifts from?
JM: You can find the list of wanted items at CarlysClub.org. They are really encouraging people to bring gift cards to the event. A lot of people think of young kids with these kind of events, but there is a whole group of teenagers who might not want a toy. They would rather pick something out for themselves like any other 16-year old. It’ll be great to bring toys, but also keep the older kids in mind too.
For more information on the Gift Gathering Party for Carly’s Club, head over to the Facebook event page for details. And to check out the Carly’s Club wish list for gift ideas, head over to the Carly’s Club website here.
Photo courtesy of Flickr / queenbeeofbeverlyhills