Feb 12, 2016 - NEGA Night to Shine
Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs ages 16 and older.
On February 12, 2016, more than 200 host churches in 48 states and 7 countries hosted Night to Shine. More than 70,000 volunteers and 32,000 honored guests shared the same amazing prom experience on the same night around the world.
This year, Emmanuel sent students to volunteer and love on these precious children of God. The local organizer said, "These kids go their whole life feeling that they aren't good enough and our judged for their disability, but that night they had the opportunity to go to prom and be kings and queens. That night I saw so many kids just smile as we all shouted when they stepped out of the limo. From the moment they got out to the moment the night ended there was never a bad moment.
"People were all over the place playing games, eating, getting pictures taken, and dancing. I would definitely open this to the campus if given the opportunity to do this event again. So many lives were changed that night and this will be a night that not only they will remember but everyone who volunteered will remember as well."