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KIDSgala Overview and Eligibility

KIDSgala began in 2013 with the following mission, “A foundation created in the memory of Nicole Marie Burton, to provide a gifted celebration to children who have or are battling a life altering event. KIDSgala is dedicated to hosting events that will individually celebrate each child’s life achievements…”

Any family or social worker with a child that identifies with the mission of the foundation can apply. We do, however, request that the following criteria be met:

  • The child should be between the ages of 3 – 17 at the time of the celebration.
  • The child must have or is battling a life altering event.
  • Written approval from primary care physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant that clears child to attend event.
  • Referral letter from child’s social worker.
  • A completed and signed Photo Release Form. (Download using link below.)
  • Must be accompanied to the event by parent, legal guardian and/or social worker.
  • Provide own transportation to and from celebration event.
  • Must reside in Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw or Wayne counties.
  • Gifted celebrations are limited to 50 guests including child and immediate family.
KIDSgala Application