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Gala for the Children

A Salute to SeussThe 2020 Gala for the Children fundraising auction and benefit, presented by Acme-McCrary & Sapona Foundation and Dr. Natalya Mendez, DMD, FICOI, was held ONLINE Saturday, August 29!

The Gala for the Children is the Partnership’s premiere fundraising event. Each year, community members, business owners and leaders, and elected officials gather to support our programs and initiatives at this banquet event.

The theme is a well-known children’s book, series or author, emphasizing our focus on family literacy and the importance of reading to infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Funds raised through sponsorships, individual tickets, and our silent and live auctions are used to sustain and expand critical programs for young children in Randolph County, preparing them to enter kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed in school and life.

Our programs support and enhance early literacy, health, active lifestyles, and early learning through play and exploration for children birth-5, as well as professional development and support for early educators. 

2020 Sponsors


The generosity of our sponsors makes this annual event a spectacular success. There are four levels of sponsorship:

  • Presenting ($3000)
  • $1200
  • $750
  • $350

For sponsorship information, contact Micki Bare at or 336-629-2128 ext. 12.

Become a 2020 Gala for the Children Sponsor2019 Sponsors

Silent & Live Auctions

Each year, our Auction Committee puts together the most elegant and eclectic collection of items in an expansive display throughout the Gala for the Children venue.

Donations for the silent and live auction come from dozens of generous contributors. Local pottery, area restaurants, local and regional adventures, home décor, jewelry, sports, children’s items, and more are included in the offerings.

Donate an Item

Sneak a peek at some of this year’s auction items.


Our Fund-A-Need community campaigns leading up to the Gala and the live auction at the Gala support specific local literacy programs.

The Fund-A-Need has raised money for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and Reach Out and Read.

The Sustainability Committee, with input from Partnership staff members, selects the literacy program highlighted each year through Fund-A-Need.