Raleigh’s Place Celebration Fall Fundraiser set for Oct. 19

Published 2:03 pm Friday, October 13, 2017


The annual Raleigh’s Place Celebration Fall Fundraiser is set for Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. at Jefferson State Community College in Clanton.

Admission is free.

The event will feature drawings for CoolSculpting and a Kimber 30-06 Model 84L hunting rifle, as well as a “Wheel of Gift Cards,” finger food and a silent auction for items ranging from jewelry to a football signed by Nick Saban.

Sharon King, director and co-founder of Raleigh’s Place, said the event is come-and-go and silent auction items will include buy-now prices for interested buyers.

“We’ll have tables up that tell all about Raleigh’s Place and all of our events that are going on and ways that you can volunteer to help if you’re interested,” King said.

Raleigh’s Place is a nonprofit foster care ministry, founded by King and her husband Tim King after their daughter Raleigh passed away.

“God told us to care for others in her place,” King said.

Raleigh’s Place has foster homes, a clothes closet called Katie’s Kloset, and provides free Camp 1:27 each year to foster children and children who have been adopted or who are in relative placement, King said.

“Our goal, really, is to care for the fatherless,” King said.

King said Raleigh’s Place raises the funds that make free attendance to Camp 1:27 possible.

“This is our biggest fundraiser each year,” King said of the fall fundraiser event. “We’d love for everybody in the community to come! Everybody’s invited, and it’s a fun time and opportunity to be able to continue programs for these kids.”

For more information about Raleigh’s Place, go to RaleighsPlace.org.