Review of TOY 2014

Executive Director of PhillyGayCalendar

DVLF (Delaware Valley Legacy Fund) put together last nights TOY Fundraising event in the smartest way possible. They combined good will, great food, and shiny winter landscape to create a warm and perfect fundraising environment that housed one of the longest Silent Auction tables I had ever seen.

The night started quickly with guests lining up before the doors opened to get in to Fire and Ice on 3rd and Market. OPAL provided volunteers that assisted with the guests needs of the night; everyone from coat check to bartender had a smile on their face and was ready to make sure every guest was taken care of.

Attendees were instructed to bring an un-wrapped toy for donation at the door and within a half hour more space was needed to house the growing collection of over 300 toys, all to be donated for patients at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and those served by ActionAIDS.

DJ Carl Michaels was on top of mixing the hottest beats all night to keep the energy levels high.

The silent auction tables were hot all night with competitive bidding on donated items with all proceeds going to support the mission of DVLF. Even if DVLF supporters couldn't join the event in person, a dedicated team from Philly PR Girl made sure that the night was being reported on all social media streams using the hashtag #DVLFToy. (and more pics to be posted on PhillyGayCalendar soon)

Guests mingled and enjoyed a variety of food until the wee hours of the evening, and from what I could see, not a single person left without a smile on their face. It's hard to frown when you're helping so many people.

While you got a first hand look via this article first, other news sources such as PGN, PhillySocial, NBC10 were on the scene to shoot footage too!

DVLF's next event is this Tuesday, it's an Our Night Out event taking places at XIX. Check out the event page here.

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