2017 Neighbor in Need in Need Gala is a Wrap!

Neighbor in Need Big Top Circus Gala, November 2017

Neighbor in Need Big Top Circus Gala, November 2017

Neighbor in Need East Atlanta and East Atlanta Community Association want to extend a sincere and hearty thanks to those who attended the recent gala and donated generously. Those contributions guarantee that we can continue to provide our low-income seniors with emergency home repairs.

"The Greatest Show in EAV" was a spectacular evening filled with an abundance of delicious food and cocktails, lively music, and sparkling talent that lit up the Big Tent. We are proud of our volunteers for putting on this memorable event in such a short amount of time. Occasions such as this demonstrate the genuine sense of community in East Atlanta, and we thank you for your dedication and support to a worthy charity such as Neighbor in Need.

“The Greatest Show in EAV” raised over $16,500 in financial donations and an additional $10,150 which included both ticket and raffle sales for the gala. In addition, $5,500 of in-kind donations were made including marketing, social media, electrical and technical equipment, food, beverage, print, banners, and entertainment. We are truly humbled by the support we received from our friends and businesses in and around East Atlanta. 


To our generous Financial Sponsors:

The Big Top Financial Sponsors ($2500+) 

  • East Atlanta Strut 
  • Atlanta City Council Member Natalyn Mosby Archibong
  • (The East Atlanta Foundation who hosts the East Atlanta Beer Festival (EABF).

The Fire Eater Financial Sponsors ($1000)

  • David Garrison: Origins Real Estate & Jeffrey Heckman: Shelter Lending Services formerly Fairfield Mortgage.
  • Rob Downs: Downs Capital and Dawn Porras: Nest Atlanta Real Estate Group & Joe's East Atlanta Coffee Shop 

The Human Cannonball Financial Sponsors – ($500)

  • Marc Takacs: In Atlanta - Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Midtown
  • Kati Heller - McManamy McLeod Heller LLC
  • Ormewood Animal Hospital 
  • Tibbets Workshop Andrew Tibbetts
  • Lynne Garton: Nest Atlanta Real Estate Group

The Lion Tamer Financial Sponsors - $250

  • Alexander Technical Resources 
  • Extraface Dave Coustan
  • Park Pet Supply 
  • Emily Joy Hickman (Cook): Fidelity Bank Mortgage
  • Eastlake Pharmacy


To our in-kind sponsors:

Thank you for covering a large percent of up-front and necessary expenses of putting on the event.

Pallookaville, Tito's Handmade Vodka (Office Vodka Sponsor), Argosy (VIP reception and Mixology Master Armando Celetano), Cal's Tree Service (wood for fire pits and a silent auction donation), East Atlanta Copy Center (printing posters and collateral), The Elder Tree Public House (VIP reception), The East Atlanta Foundation East Atlanta Beer Festival (craft beer), The Glenwood (VIP reception), IFO Signs & Graphics (outdoor banners), Joe Price Design (design), Lyle Photos (photography), @Kommune Inc. (technical and electrical equipment), The Midway Pub (VIP reception bites and liquor), Kevin Spigener and Steve Devore (wine), ScreenFixing.com (media/electronics), Marc Takacs, In Atlanta, Traci Sampson: Traci with an Eye Graphic Design, LLC (social media), East Atlanta (Coca-Cola products and straw), Matthew Denine (Ring Master and Master of Ceremony), Kylee Mayer (chalkboard frames). AM 1690 (Radio Spot), and all of those who created baskets for our raffle contest.


To our performance artists:

Thank you for providing the marvelous entertainment that made the Big Top magical.

Liquid Sky (Performance Artists, Aerialists, Tumblers), Metropolitan Studios (Burlesque Dancers), A Tribute to the King” (Tim Elvis Ritzka) an Elvis Impersonator), Mary Strawberry (Side Show Acts), Nicolette Emanuelle (Stilt Walker, Performance Artist), Logan La Juggler (Juggler), Zada and Ynni (Tarot Card and Psychic Readings, Fire on the Midway (Fire Pinball Machine), Grant Park Collective (Jazz Trio), Galish Group, Insurance Solutions (High Striker), Uncle Daddy & The Kissin' Cousins (Hillbilly Jug band) 


And to all of our volunteers:

Thank you for spenting countless hours to put this together. We cannot thank you enough. You should be very proud of what your timeless efforts helped us achieve. We made a miracle come true in EAV! Betsy, Joe, Stacia, Jeanne, Nate, Johnathan, Marc, Sinead, Mary, Traci. 


Year to date 2017, Neighbor in Need East Atlanta has completed over 34 repair projects costing over $31,000. Since its inception in 2010, Neighbor in Need has completed over 170 repair projects, costing over $148,000. Thanks to your support, we can continue our mission of keeping low-income seniors safe and comfortable in their homes. Keep a look out for our 2018 Gala “Save the Date” coming early 2018!


With warm thanks,
Nancy Carpenter & Marc Takacs
Neighbor in Need East Atlanta

Neighbor in Need East Atlanta would like to offer sincere apologies to David W. Garrison - Origins Real Estate, Jeffrey Heckman Shelter Lending Services formerly Fairfield Mortgage, and Lynne Garton - Nest Atlanta Real Estate Group for clerical mistakes on our banner present at the event. We regret the errors.