Manos de Cristo Charity Gala Benefits Low-income Individuals and Families

img_Manos_Charity_Gala (2)Manos de Cristo presents the 2015 Manos de Cristo Charity Gala for the nonprofit agency on Friday, February 13, 2015. The evening includes dinner by the W Hotel, music by The Pictures, a live auction, casino, and dancing and Master of Ceremonies Ron Oliveira. Proceeds from the evening will help more than one hundred people each day, or 20,000 annually, who come to Manos de Cristo to improve their education, oral health, or to receive emergency food and clothing.

Gala co-chair Beverly Chasse – Chasse Consulting was excited about the impact the event will have. “This year’s gala brings the most generous hearts in Austin together to celebrate over two decades of giving to those in need in our community. Our organization is fortunate to have the wonderful sponsors that we do, enabling us to bring such an exciting experience at the famous ACL Live at The Moody Theater and ensuring that every dollar donated by the attendees goes to the children, mothers and fathers in need. The evening will be a night to remember.”

WHEN : February 13, 2015
WHERE: ACL Live at The Moody Theater, 310 Willie Nelson Blvd Austin, TX 78701
TIME : Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m.
COST: $225

About Manos de Cristo: Founded in1988, Manos de Cristo meets the essential needs of the working poor by providing adults and children with dental care, educational opportunities, and basic needs such as food and clothing. Manos operates a full service dental center, hosts a wide range of adult education classes, holds an annual program to prepare young children for school with new clothing and school supplies, and houses a food pantry, a clothes closet. Our life-changing services empower people of all backgrounds to build self-esteem and self-confidence and the ability to participate fully in the life of the community.

The 2015 Manos de Cristo Charity Gala will be held at the ACL Live at The Moody Theater home to Austin City Limits Live, 310 Willie Nelson Blvd Austin, TX 78701. Attire for the event is Austin Festive. For tickets, visit

Why: Our expanded Dental Center gives us the capacity to serve more patients and providing them with affordable dental care to relieve pain and prevent financially crippling medical bills. Manos expects to serve an additional 12,000 individuals in our emergency food pantry and clothes closet; helping to prevent homelessness and hunger for families in need. Our Back-to-School program prepares more than 2,000 low-income children for school with new clothing, socks, underwear, and a brand new backpack filled with all required school supplies. Manos added additional English as a Second Language (ESL) classes because of the increased demand for classes.

Who Should Attend? 400 of the area’s philanthropists, business leaders, and media will be attending. The Manos de Cristo Charity Gala is only made possible by generous sponsors.

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