1st Annual Soirée in the City Event

Last week, Wheels For Wishes organized and sponsored its first annual Soirée in the City fundraiser to raise wishes for Make-A-Wish Illinois. The event, taking place at Chicago hotspot, club Studio Paris, raised enough money to grant almost four new wishes. Not too shabby for a first-time event!

Details of the event included the appearance of Ryan Chiaverini from Chicago’s Windy City Live. He became so inspired with the Make-A-Wish cause after attending the event, that there is already chatter of him hosting another Make-A-Wish event this fall. This truly shows the strength behind the power of a wish!

Ryan Chiaverini

Besides the sale of tickets, which ranged from General Admission, to Deluxe, to VIP, money was raised through the silent auction and the sale of raffle tickets. Some silent auction items raffled off included:

DJ Great Food Raffle

The raffle prize was a collection of several different local Chicago food vendors including Sprinkles Cupcakes, and Garrett’s Popcorn. Yum!

The sweetest part of the night may have been the fabulous cupcake donations from Sweet Mandy B’s; even the picture makes us drool!

Everyone had a great night, and most importantly, both money and awareness were made for a fabulous cause and chapter.  We are proud to be able to add successful event planners to our car donation fundraiser resume!

Sweet Mandy B’s Cupcakes

Photography by: Erin Stefanik