“Imagine a world where every family was given the tools to thrive”: that’s the mission at Kingsley House, which has provided essential resources and community to families and individuals at all life stages since it was founded in 1896.
In a “World of Imagination,” Kingsley House hosted its 10th annual “Friendraising Luncheon” in a whimsical land of candy with larger-than-life confections. To welcome guests to Kingsley House, preschool students sang “The Candy Man” by Sammie Davis Jr.
Karen Hansell, Kingsley House Preschool Teacher and Artist, designed the sweet décor. Sheldon Lykes, Gil Brechtel, LaVerne Toombs and Ryan Gootee served as Event Chairs. The Board Vice President Chimene Grant Saloy served as Emcee.
Sweet video testimonials highlighted the impact Kingsley House has on children, families and seniors in the community.
Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski provided a delicious lunch to the approximately 300 guests were in attendance.
Event at a Glance
What: “Friendraising Luncheon,” benefiting Kingsley House
When: Tuesday, April 9
Where: Kingsley House
Katherine Gelderman, Board President Miles Thomas and Board Vice President and Emcee Chimene Grant Saloy
Keith Liederman, Luanne LeBlanc Liederman and Vincent Giardina of the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust