Hope Pregnancy Center Hosts Annual Gala on September 26; David Crain as Special Entertainment
Virtual Gala will be Live Streamed
CANTON – August 26, 2020 – Hope Pregnancy Center will host its annual fundraising gala on Saturday, September 26. This year’s event will be virtual and live streamed on the center’s website at www.Hopecanton.com/gala and via Facebook Live.
A major fundraiser for the center, the Miracle of Creation gala will feature special entertainment by David Crain, a nationally known music composer and singer. The gala will be held from 7 to 8 p.m.
David Crain is a high-energy Christian musician and speaker. His music and humor make him appealing to people of all ages. Crain has recorded 12 studio albums and has written music recorded by Chris Tomlin, Michael Armstrong, the Continental Singers, and many more. He has also performed with artists such as Russ Taft, Kathy Trocolli, Rebecca St. James, Mark Lowry, New Song, Geoff Moore, Charles Billingsly, Sonic Flood, Third Day, Ricky Skaggs and many others.
The gala will be emceed by Fletch Jonson with Lift Worship (91.3) and KVNE (89.5) radio in Tyler and will include a testimonial and a prayer vigil for Hope’s post-abortion recovery program.
Hope Pregnancy Center offers free confidential services to women, including pregnancy tests, sonograms, parenting classes for moms and dads, and a post-abortion recovery program. Material resources such as diapers, formula and clothing are also available to clients.
The center is encouraging friends, families, and churches to host small watch parties in their homes or at their churches. To help raise money for the center, small groups can purchase a virtual table for $250 and Hope will provide a dessert for up to eight people and a book titled “Grow Baby Grow” for the night of the gala. Other sponsorship opportunities are also available, ranging from $300 to $2,500. Sponsorships help Hope underwrite the cost of the gala so that donation proceeds from the gala can go directly to its annual operating budget. Sponsors will receive promotional recognition for their business or organization and other benefits.
Debbie Brinkley, Executive Director of Hope Pregnancy Center, explained that “While the gala will be different this year since it is virtual, we are excited about what we have put together for our supporters. It will be a quality program that will encourage our current donors and reach new supporters for our ministry and help us achieve our fundraising goal of $40,000.”
Thewnon-profit Hope Pregnancy Center is funded entirely through support from individuals, businesses, and churches. In 2019, the center ministered to 24 mothers who were considering abortions but delivered their babies instead, and volunteers taught 822 individual classes on effective parenting. Hope attended 266 new clients, conducted 227 pregnancy tests and performed 121 sonograms.
To register for the free virtual gala, visit www.HopeCanton.com/gala and click on the “register for virtual gala” button. Contact Hope Pregnancy Center at 903-567-6000 to learn more about the gala and the center.