March 12, 2014

Outfit: Fundraiser at Brookfield Zoo

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My brother-in-law Michael raised over $1400 for the Autism Society of Illinois for the LeaderShop's Annual Fundraiser. 
This was a 2 part pirate themed party. The kids and myself went during the "buccaneer blast" and later that night they had a "swashbuckler soiree" dinner that my sister-in-law attended. 

During the time we were there the kids enjoyed games, balloon animals and swards, watching sward fights, taunting uncle Mike who was in jail (and at one point trying to break him out!), and so many more fun activities. 

Since it was in the 30's this day it was nice enough to walk around a bit at the zoo but we were thankful the event was inside too. ;) 
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Top: Peter Pilotto for Target // Jeans: Tommy Hilfiger // Boots: c/o Just Fab // Bag: Jessica Simpson // Necklace: House of Gemmes // Watch: Fossil // Hat: Target

Here are some shots of the kids having fun:
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We are so proud of our uncle Michael! 
Thank you for helping to raise awareness about the education needed for both families and teachers alike to help kids on the spectrum thrive. I truly wish all teachers were like you Mike! Wait, can you just change grades every year and teach my kids? No? Worth a shot! xo

Have you ever been to an event like this one?
What is a cause that is near and dear to your family?


Kaitlyn said...

Love this post and wish Mike could be their (and all children's) teacher! Thanks for coming, so sweet of you guys Xo

Unknown said...

What a great event! Fun theme! Looks like you all had a blast! :)