In 2015, the first Night to Shine was held in 44 churches in 26 states and in 3 countries with 15,000 volunteers coming together to honor 7,000 guests… and we thought that was a God-sized blessing! This past year God did immeasurably more than we could have asked or imagined, as 721 churches from 36 different denominations in 50 states and 34 countries came together with 215,000 volunteers to serve and celebrate 110,000 honored guests with special needs! We are so humbled to see what God is doing through this worldwide movement. It is truly amazing to see what happens when you tell 110,000 Kings and Queens of the prom that God LOVES them and has a special plan for their life!
Night to Shine Hays saw over 170 guests (individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities) from 17 towns and 15 counties in central and northwest Kansas celebrated by more than 500 volunteers. After two years of the Night to Shine Parade through downtown Hays, Ks. We are excited to bring the event back in person this year!
"We are trying to make a difference in their lives, and we are trying to make them feel like they are kings and queens, because I know that's how God sees them, and that's how we should see them."
Guests (Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities) at Night to Shine Hays are treated like the royalty that they are.
Prior to attending Night to Shine Hays guests are treated to a tuxedo or dress fitting if they need an outfit for their special prom.
The night of the event guests have the opportunity to get their hair styled at a local salon. Guests then arrive to a roaring red carpet entrance prior to meeting their buddies (Volunteers) for the night. Guests then hang out with their buddies all night while enjoying a catered meal, dance and activities. At the end of the night, each and every guest is crowned king or queen of Night to Shine.
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Volunteers are a vital part of Night to Shine Hays. Volunteers at Night to Shine Hays get the opportunity to show God's love to individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Volunteers will have access to food and beverages in the volunteer room throughout the night.
Volunteer Opportunities Include:
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Parents and caretakers are given the opportunity to attend Night to Shine Hays and take advantage of the respite room. The respite room is a great place to connect with other parents or caretakers. Parents and caretakers get to enjoy catered food and massages in the room.