February 19, 2018
Sanford, NC – More than 90,000 special needs teens and adults in 16 countries had the night of a lifetime. Residents of the Easterseals UCP Sanford Group Home in Sanford, North Carolina, were among the special honorees at the 4th annual “Night to Shine” event, an unforgettable prom night experience, on February 9th.
Thanks to the Tim Tebow Foundation, 537 churches around the globe offered their facilities to host this special dinner/dance. The participants were each paired with a volunteer all night to help them socialize, dine and enjoy the night with no worries.
The foundation funded gowns, suits, makeup and hair services, and limos for every honoree to feel like Cinderella or Prince Charming for a night.
In Sanford, the group home residents received free dresses and suits from Divine Finds, a local consignment shop, that donated the elegant clothing. All were escorted in disability-friendly limousines to the LifeSprings Church where they were crowned kings and queens with beautiful keepsake crowns.
Tim Tebow, a former professional football quarterback turned professional baseball outfielder, believes that faith, hope and love can change lives.
ABOUT EASTERSEALS UCPEasterseals UCP works side-by-side with adults and children who are managing disabilities and mental health challenges. We serve as a nurse, a therapist, a social worker, a job counselor, a teacher, a psychologist, a caregiver and a compassionate friend all rolled into one. Our purpose is to help neighbors in need achieve better days and live their best possible life.
Learn more about Easterseals UCP at www.eastersealsucp.com.For more information contact:Kathy EdgertonEasterseals UCP Chief Communications OfficerKathy.Edgerton@eastersealsucp.com(O) 919-865-8660(C) 919-208-0621