As many of you know, As You Wish supports Camp Soaring Eagle through our Tiles for Smiles Program. Camp Soaring Eagle sends seriously ill children to camp so they can be a kid again and experience the healing power of laughter. Our Tiles For Smiles program allows As You Wish customers to paint a tile that is donated to Camp Soaring Eagle along with the proceeds that go directly to sending children to camp. Last weekend, Angie Fraley, our lovely and talented Community Relations Director volunteered at Camp Soaring Eagle’s Annual Affair, here is her report on the event:
Boy oh boy, I’m am one very lucky girl. I recently was able to volunteer at Camp Soaring Eagle’s Annual Affair at the JW Marriot along with Becky, our Desert Ridge Manager and Nicole our Lead Supervisor from our Deer Valley studio. We were privileged to witness the most incredible giving I have ever seen! My job was selling tickets for guests to play carnival games under the market lights while listening to local talent play inspiring music that enlivened the atmosphere. Becky helped take in silent auction bids and Nicole was my partner in crime at the ticket booth. Then, the real games began as the lovely and talented Jane Seymour helped the auctioneer sell donated items all for the sake of raising money for Camp Soaring Eagle to send seriously ill children to camp, including a tile mirror that she painted for As You Wish as part of the Tiles For Smiles program. There was cheering, clapping, laughing, and happy tears as guests outbid each other for the sake of sending these beautiful children to camp. Bids in the thousands!!! I was in awe. I actually saw a couple of my favorite campers dressed to perfection as they also volunteered manning the booths of games. The slogan for the event couldn’t have been closer to the truth – We PLAYED, we LAUGHED, and everyone CARED! I am truly touched and thankful for the opportunity to witness generosity in action. What a gift.