Princess & Pirate Ball Benefits Kids Helping Kids

Kids Helping Kids, a program of the Center for Family Services, recently hosted its inaugural fundraising event the Princess and Pirate Ball at the downtown West Palm Beach pavilion. Amie Swan and Abbie Beebe chaired the event.

The Princess and Pirate Ball featured cocktails and “mocktails,” dinner by the bite, a treasure hunt, face painting, crafts, dancing and more. Children of all ages dressed up as princesses and pirates, and enjoyed this fun-filled event, and arrived in their best pirate and princess attire.

Princesses and pirates received and painted their very own Kids Helping Kids piggy banks. They were encouraged to earn some treasure for the kids at the Pat Reeves Village. Christine’s Hope for Kids will match their gift so they can double the impact of their gift.

Proceeds from this event will support the Pat Reeves Village Shelter. The shelter provides life-changing services to families with children who are either homeless or at risk for homelessness.

The mission of the Kids Helping Kids program is to increase awareness of philanthropy among youth while making a difference in the life of another child.

Some of those in attendance included the families of Amie and Jack Swan, Ann-Britt and Christian Angle, Sharon and Roy Apple, Erin and Sean McGould, Whitney and Scott Perkins, Lily and Kelly Perkins, Kitty and Larry Silverstein, Michele and Don Cody, Nicole Munder and Danielle Moore.

Nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation, the Center for Family Services’ mission is strengthening families through counseling, education and homeless intervention. The agency provides a full spectrum of services for homeless families with children and families at risk for homelessness, substance abuse treatment programs, as well as specialized therapy for children who are victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence.

For more information, call Stanton Collemer at (561) 616-1257, e-mail or visit


Above: Phoebe and Sharon Apple enjoy the ball.