1 Kitetails & Cocktails
With the support of our generous sponsors, excited guests, and committed volunteers, our two events KiteTails & Cocktails and Kites for Kids raised more than $215,000 and our message of hope and advocacy reached more people than ever before during Child Abuse Prevention Month in April.
For our annual gala, KiteTails & Cocktails, the cool weather did not stop our Polynesian band from providing an exciting fire dance. Guests sipped our signature “Kitetini,” before heading to the Aquarium to enjoy delicious food, drinks, music by No Bad JuJu, and our high tech handheld silent auction. With more than 500 guests, this year’s event marked our best attendance ever.
Two days later, KidsVoice hosted Kites for Kids, a day-long kite-themed community event at the Zoo with games, crafts and kite-flying demonstrations. Guests were treated to a special appearance by our KidsVoice spokesman, Pittsburgh Steelers' Antonio Brown. The kites engulfing the Zoo symbolized hope, a happy childhood, and a chance to soar which unfortunately many of our clients don’t always experience. Thank you for being part of this magical day!
With your generosity, Kitetails and Cocktails and Kites For Kids created even more support for our mission of hope and advocacy by attracting thousands of guests -- and raising more than $215,000 for to help protect the nearly 4,000 abused and neglected children KidsVoice advocates for each year.
In the struggle for children, we remain...
Very truly yours,
EVP & CFO
American Eagle Outfitters
Mary E. Edwards
Senior Executive and Managing Director
Location: Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
2 Kites For Kids
KidsVoice and American Eagle Outfitters again hosted Kites for Kids, a day of fun-filled, free kite-themed crafts, games, and activities for all visitors of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. The Zoo was engulfed with beautiful displays of kites many of which were created by the nearly 4,000 abused, neglected and at-risk children KidsVoice represents in Allegheny County. Through this event, we were able to raise awareness and communicate a message of hope and advocacy to the community.
Many of our clients attended (anonymously) at no charge and had a fun day out, and the opportunity to see the community supporting and believing in them, which is something that they don’t experience regularly.
The kites placed around the zoo symbolized hope, a happy childhood, and a chance to soar, things our clients do not always have the opportunity to experience. We hope your entire family will join us next year for this extraordinary day at the Zoo in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month and the children we represent.
Cost: Free With Purchase of a General Admission Ticket to the Zoo