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An Evening of Holiday Magic:
Wrapped Up in Generous Talent and Song
San Diego, CA: The tables glittered, the candles flickered, the center pieces delighted the senses and the talent shined! An Evening of Holiday Magic was enjoyed by all who generously attended this fundraiser Saturday December 8th, 2012 at Casa De Luz in North Park San Diego.
Holiday Magic, A Gift For Children Of All Ages is an annual CD produced and provided free-of-charge to hospitalized children through the Children’s Holiday Magic Project foundation.
To cover the production costs, Saturday’s fundraiser, An Evening of Holiday Magic, will provide the gift of song and stories to hospitalized children this holiday season.
President and Founder Jeff Gelder is proud of the momentum the organization has made in its 10 years, and now fields many inquiries about the CD all year long. “The submissions for this year’s CD were terrific and plentiful, and the selection committee had a difficult time narrowing them down to what would fit on the CD,” said Gelder. “At least 6,000 CDs are being delivered in December to kids in Children’s Hospitals around the country plus in London and Singapore.”
The highlights of the evening were graced in song and stories with special appearances by Nichelle Nichols, an American actress, singer, and voice artist. Before turning to acting, Miss Nichols sang with Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton, and her most famous role is that of communications officer Lieutenant Uhura aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise in the popular television series Star Trek. In addition to Miss Nichols, appearances by artists featured on the CD included Marian Michaels, Ashley Fox-Linton, Teri Wilder, Peggy Lebo, and Karl Anthony.
Food tasting was provided by Casa De Luz, known in San Diego for an organic, gluten-free, vegan and whole food menu. As an organization that promotes health and wellness, Casa De Luz was the perfect venue for the CD release event since the children are striving for health and to live the healthiest lives they can. Casa De Luz plans to be a part of the fundraiser again next year.
Several businesses provided Silent Auction Items where additional funds were raised. Disneyland Resort Park Hopper Tickets, A Romantic Weekend Retreat in Big Bear, A Week Stay in a Maui Condo, Farmer Insurance Golf Classic tickets, Sea World Tickets, Art Work and Handcrafted Jewelry by local artists to name just a few of the fabulous items that were won.
The event was open to the public and if you weren’t able to attend, you can still make your donation online by going to the Children’s Holiday Magic Project Donations page, holidaymagiccd.org/donations. More info about participating in this heartfelt event next year may be directed to info.@holidaymagiccd.org or (619) 795-1740.
Founded in 2003, Children’s Holiday Magic Project, Inc.(CHMP) is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.