The Hope Gala is set for July 22nd at the Jackson Center. It will benefit the Manna House and the Enrichment Center. Both are 501(c)3 not for profit charities. The Manna House provides food assistance to those in need, while the Enrichment Center supports more than 6,000 Alabama students with free in-school behavioral health services.
Helping these charities is rewarding in itself, but the Gala has a lot of bang for your buck. Among other things there will be a silent auction and social hour beginning at 6 p.m. Jazz guitarist Roland Gresham will provide the evening’s music. Dinner is set for 7 p.m. followed by a chocolate and coffee bar.
The Jackson Center wants to make this event as fun and convenient as possible, and that includes a shuttle service for those who purchase rooms at the Home2 and Hampton Inn by Bridge Street. Those rooms, by the way, will have a special rate for those attending the Gala.