American Tourist 2019 - New York, New York
Start spreading the news! Guests got to wake up in the city that never sleeps at American Tourist 2019! The theme was New York, New York and guests dressed in Big Apple Casual to celebrate and raise funds for an important mission. Since 1925, Upward Transitions has provided emergency assistance to those who need it most.The event included silent and live auctions, jewelry and wine pull, raffle, entertainment, dancing, and a New York style buffet. A large backdrop set the scene and brought guests right to the Big Apple! Signage in the classic Broadway font led guests to their destination and table. String lights hung from the ceiling giving the ultimate evening vibe.
Due to the pandemic, American Tourist is now Upward Vision 2020. Even though the spring 2020 event is canceled, their work is making a difference during this crisis as they help families and individuals with a rent or utility payment when their income is impacted. Each year this event raises nearly $80,000 for their important work in the community. In the midst of this crisis, their mission of ending generational poverty is as important as ever, as our neighbors need our support in the days, weeks, and months to come. We continue to support those experiencing homelessness as they navigate the ever-changing landscape of community resources and the challenges created by social distancing.