Starlight started in 2001 when a Real Estate III agent discovered a local family in need. After sharing that need with office colleagues, Starlight was born! As more and more needs came into light, the real estate agents and staff came to the rescue. The program became such a success, a bank account was opened and a Starlight Committee was formed. Instead of passing the hat when needs arose, the Committee began active fundraising so more needs could be met. Starlight gets numerous calls from welfare departments in the area with different needs. Families experiencing difficult times because of circumstances that they can’t control don’t always have someone to turn to. Those people can turn to Starlight. The journey continues….
The Starlight Fund is initiated by a group of very caring individuals helping to make a big difference in the lives of those less fortunate in their community. There is no defined “need”, they provide help where it’s needed. The Starlight Fund raises money and support with numerous events and fundraisers including silent auctions and dinner/dance parties.
On March 17th they will hold a Red Carpet Dinner/Dance at Gypsy Hill Place in Staunton, VA (Call me at 434-994-9699 if you’d like tickets). The tickets cost $35 per person and $60 for a couple. They ask that you dress up as your favorite Hollywood Celeb and walk the red carpet. The best costume will win a CASH prize! There will be a lovely, catered dinner served and professional DJ keeping everyone’s feet tapping.
If you’d like more information about the Starlight Fund, you can find them on Facebook or call Susan Accord at 540.885.3339. Please support the Starlight Fund and help those in need in the Shenandoah Valley! Read below about our most recent contributions to the area.
Presents bought, wrapped and being delivered to another family
Starlight adopted this year for Christmas. This time it is a family we
adopted from an area elementary school that wouldn’t have Christmas
at all without someone helping.
Starlight’s Karen Rodgers presenting a check to Ruth Jones at
The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Our goal is to help as many
people we can this year with the money we raised at our fundraising
events. It is so rewarding to give especially this time of year.