NIGHT TO SHINE
What is Night to Shine?
Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs ages 14 and older. Churches from around the world will host Night to Shine on the same night for thousands of honored guests and we want you to be a part of it!
This year's event will be online. Prior to the event, each guest will receive a crown or tiara, gift bag, yard sign, gift for a caregiver, and link to the virtual prom event. On February 12 at 6 pm, each guest will log on to the provided link to enjoy a one hour prom event with music, dancing, and a celebration ending with the crowning of our kings & queens.
Who is Night to Shine for?
The event is open to anyone with physical or cognitive special needs, ages 14 and older. We do not have specific guidelines for the eligibility of guests in relation to the legitimacy or severity of their disabilities. If you have further questions about this, please contact us and we'll be happy to answer those questions.
How old do I need to be to participate?
Our honored guests must be 14 years old or older to register for Night to Shine. There is no upper age limit. Buddies must be at least 16 years old to accompany one of our honored guests. Volunteers as young as 14 years old are allowed to participate. Any volunteer age 14-16 must have a parent or guardian also volunteering at the event.
How much does it cost?
Night to Shine is free for guests to attend. We work with the Tim Tebow Foundation as well as many local business to cover the costs of putting on the event. If you or your business would like to contribute financially or with an in-kind donation, please visit the Donation and Sponsorship page for information.
What should I wear?
Even though this year's event is virtual, we still ancourage our guests to get dressed up and make it a special night. Many of our honored guests choose to wear semi-formal or formal attire if they have access to it. Gowns or dresses for the ladies and suits, tuxes, or shirt/vest/tie for gentlemen are most common. Volunteers should be in black pants and black or white top, unless otherwise instructed.
Do guests need a date
Due to COVID restrictions, we encourage guests to avoid having others celebrate with them in person and encourage interaction with others through ZOOM, FaceTime, or other avenues.
I'm a parent or caretaker,
what should I do during the event?
While Night to Shine is happening, parents and caretakers are invited to dinner in the Respite Room. We'll have a full meal and some entertainment awaiting you so you can kick back and relax while those you care for are having the time of their lives! During registration, make sure to let us know how many will be taking advantage of the Respite Room during the event.
Who can volunteer?
Due to COVID, we are only allowing previous volunteers over 18 years old to serve this year. If you have served at Night to Shine over the past three years, you can volunteer
What roles can I volunteer for?
Since this year's event is mobile, we're taking the prom to our guests. We will be preparing gift bags, a yard sign & balloons, crowns, tiaras, corsages, and boutonnières for each guest. Volunteers will prepare these gifts the last week in January and they will be delivered to our guests on February 9 & 10.
Each delivery team will place the yard sign and balloons, deliver the gifts to the guest from a social distance wearing masks and gloves, they can then take a picture of the guest receiving their gift while they applaud and cheer then send it to Pastor Greg.
What if it snows?
The show must go on—even if it snows! That's why we're delivering our gifts on the 9th & 10th. If there is a snowstorm, that will give us a few days leeway to get the gifts to our guests. The day of the event, since it's virtual, the weather won't matter.