On Monday, December 12, 2011 Drape Kings was honored to participate in the sixth annual Charity: Water, Charity: Ball. Charity: Water is a nonprofit organization based in New York City where 100% of donations go directly to funding water projects in developing countries. Hostess Jessica Biel and special guest auctioneer Tyler Perry presided over an evening attended by over 2,200 people raising an unprecedented $2.6 million for projects in Sierra Leone, Tanzania & Cambodia.
This record breaking event was held in the Drill Hall of the historic 69th Regiment Armory. Attendees entered the arena via 600 feet of Drape Kings red carpet to full view of a custom created 360 degree draped projection room showing a dynamic introduction to the Charity:Water Campaign. Through our elegantly swagged grey velour, attendees progressed into an epic party space of 140 ft by 200 ft created through the use of hundreds of feet of Drape Kings sturdy, opaque black velour drape. Attendees monitored the auction’s progress on a custom made 25 ft high by 60 ft wide bleached white muslin screen created by Drape Kings for this one night only event. The Armory also saw the creation of two VIP areas through the use of 2,400 ft of Drape Kings’ black carpet that played host to actresses Sophia Bush and Jessica Lowndes as well as designers Erin Fetherston and Nanette Lepore.
In less than four hours this larger-than-life event improved the quality of life for more than 100,000 individuals who, without the Charity: Water, Charity: Ball, would face the continuous daily struggle to obtain safe water for themselves, their families, and their communities. Drape Kings is proud to have been a part of such a worthy and life changing event for the global community.
For more information on how you can help, please visit the Charity:Water site.
All photos courtesy of Charity:Water.