African Thanksgiving | Just Like My Child Event

The Just Like My Child Foundation’s Third Birthday Party held on November 19th was an incredible night!

Setup began the day before at the Assaraf’s home. Raphael’s took care of all of the party rental equipment and their home looked absolutely beautiful.

VIP guests showed up at 5:00 for cocktails and pass hors d’oeuvres, and there was a full house of about 300 people by 6:30pm. Everyone looked amazing and it was great to see familiar faces and to catch up with those we hadn’t seen since the Paid for Life event in August.

John Assaraf started off the night with welcoming words and then the bidding began! The auctioneer engaged the crowd perfectly, and auctioned items including a 5-night dream home vacation to Telluride, CO; beautiful artwork; the Ultimate Top Gun Experience; electronics; a roundtrip to NYC to see a variety of shows, and much more.

Dinner was accompanied by vibrant entertainment from a variety of musicians. Vivian Glyck and Mike Koenigs expressed their deepest gratitude to all of the guests, and welcomed special guest Deepak Chopra. What an honor to meet Deepak and his wife that night.

Where normally lay the Assaraf’s tennis courts – heat lamps, candles, and the glow beneath the large tent lit up the evening. Overall the African Thanksgiving was a huge success and set a great tone for the holiday season.

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