Spirit of Hope Gala
2017 Annual Fundraiser
Wilding Wallbeds was a proud sponsor of the Spirit of Hope Gala to help raise money for the Doctors’ Volunteer Clinic of St George. This noble organization provides access to health care for those who might be struggling and need an answer for much needed healthcare.
"Here at Wilding Wallbeds we believe strongly in building better communities through giving back. Wilding Wallbeds gladly participates in good causes that will help our neighbors. One of the causes that we have been involved with for years is the Doctors' Volunteer Clinic in our area that provides much needed medical care for those that are uninsured or unable to pay for services. It is a pleasure to help those that need a hand up."
The director of the Doctors’ Clinic stated that they have long operated on the belief that “There are no separate interests, no differences among us. One person’s struggle might be ours tomorrow. While We are temporarily able to give today, We may be on the receiving end tomorrow”.
The clinic provides medical, dental and mental health care for those who may not be able to afford it otherwise.
The clinic operates solely on donations, grants and volunteer time. It receives no federal funding. This yearly event honors the volunteer spirit of our community. The funds from this yearly event represents a major part of the funding the clinic operates on.
"Healthcare can be a serious challenge for families who are struggling with income. We’ve felt that the Doctors’ Volunteer Clinic is such a valuable resource for those in real need. Giving to this valuable community asset is an important thing to us. We want to help where we can."
This year’s event hosted an all-star cast of talent including performances from:
- Lisa Hopkins Seegmiller
- John Houston Gospel Choir
- Ben Atkins
- Bonnie Romkey - Violin
- Casey Hobson - Piano Accompanist
- Jon Vandermyde - Piano Prelude
There was even a surprise performance by our very own Mayor Jon Pike.
"You go in with the expectation to feel the spirit of giving and walk away feeling the spirit of receiving. The music, talent and talks of inspiration are a real feel good experience."
There was food, fun and drinks as well as many exciting items offered for a silent auction.
Auction items included everything from a Signed Peter Frampton guitar to a 5-night African Safari. Wilding Wallbeds team encourages all those that did not make it to this year’s event to make sure to put it on your calendar for next year.
The Wilding’s have been making quality Murphy beds and Wallbeds for over 2 decades. Their success could have them living and producing this fine furniture anywhere in the world. They could not think of a better place than St. George for the quality of life as well as the people and programs such as the ones represented at this fundraising event.
We look forward to seeing many of you at next year’s event and thank all of those that contribute to our community.
Photos by McKenzi Dye
M. FELT Photography