No Gala Gala

Buy "tickets"

You are not really buying tickets; you are helping someone in need in a blockbuster way. You are the star of this show.

You're Invited Nowhere March 4th

We don't want you to go anywhere on Sunday, March 4th. For this year's Oscar celebration we are having a No Gala Gala. No black tie, no fancy dresses, no shoes that hurt. That's right, watch the Academy Awards on your couch, in your pajamas, with whatever snacks you like, because you aren't invited anywhere.

Why, after 17 years, has our Red Carpet Gala become a No Gala Gala? Because we want every dime that is donated by you to go right where it is needed most, to the people we serve. We don't want it to go to a band or a venue; we don't want to use it to buy dinner or entertainment. We want it to help those in need.

So buy your ticket to nowhere. If you want to add what would have been your cost to rent a tux or buy a dress, we will put that to good use too. Just don't plan on coming to the gala, we won't be there, because there is No Gala.

Proceeds from the No Gala Gala will be used for:

Supporter - Apartment Starter Kit for one family moving from our programs in to housing - $50 equals on kit

One Ticket - Apartment Starter Kits for three families moving from our programs in to housing -- $150 equals three kits

Pair of Tickets - Supplies for our Give Hope Team for their outreach efforts - Each outreach event uses $300 worth of supplies

Table of 10 -Supplies that help our clients find jobs including computers, clothing, textbooks, and training. - $1500

We still want to see you!

Post updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages of the dress you would've bought, answer trivia questions, win prizes and definitely send us photos of your night in!

Plan on hosting your own Oscar viewing party?

We can help! Donate to the No Gala Gala and receive $20 off your $150 or more catering order from Rastelli's Market. Don't forget to take photos!

Want to sponsor? Contact Steve Goodman at