Author: Michelle Raby

  • NBC’s “This Is Us Star” to attend the 8th Annual Prom

    NBC’s “This Is Us Star” to attend the 8th Annual Prom

    Jermel Nakia, who plays Young William on NBC’s hit show “This is Us,” flew from Los Angeles to give back to the students at the tux fitting. He is also returning this weekend to help host the event on May 20. We are grateful for special guests like Jermel, who look for ways to give to a […]

  • Athletic directors, principals and coaches are happy to lend their time, services and athletes for such a great cause.

    Athletic directors, principals and coaches are happy to lend their time, services and athletes for such a great cause.

    On Saturday, May 16 — after most of the year’s athletic events were memories — more than 450 volunteers, including athletes, cheerleaders and coaches, helped make dreams come true on a scale far more impactful than any game-winning touchdown pass. The Capital Christian Center saw scores of local athletes escorting 258 special needs guests to […]

  • Teen Talk: Prom with teens with Special Needs bring out the best!

    Teen Talk: Prom with teens with Special Needs bring out the best!

    The night was not about charity nor was it about parents forcing their teenagers to go. One peek at the excitement, the smiles and the laughter in the room and you knew that the teenagers chose to be there and it was a night they would never forget. In one word, the night represents joy. This year, […]

  • Say Yes to the Dress

    Say Yes to the Dress

    It’s almost that time of year! We are literally just a matter of days away until the evening of dreams! Just a few more days and then its camera, lights, action! Last week, we had all of our special guest ladies come and choose the dress of their dreams.

  • Everyone deserves to be asked to go to Prom…

    Everyone deserves to be asked to go to Prom…

    Meet Natalee, a beautiful, sweet-spirited cheerleader who is a Senior at Capital Christian High School has always desired to be apart of Evening Of Dreams. She has always heard how much of a blast this special event is for everyone, especially from her aunt who has special needs, Mary, who won Prom Queen at last year’s Evening Of Dreams.

  • What volunteers are saying about the Evening of Dreams…

    What volunteers are saying about the Evening of Dreams…

    Our team opened volunteer registration on April 1st and we already have 372 volunteers signed up to help! This is our 5th annual Evening of Dreams prom and the excitement continues to grow. When registering as a volunteer we asked why they want to help and here is how some of them responded:

  • New Dresses and a New Friend

    New Dresses and a New Friend

    Today Michelle and I had the opportunity to go out to Rocklin and make a new friend while getting an awesome dress donation for Evening of Dreams!

  • Provision in the Form of Pizza and Chicken!

    Provision in the Form of Pizza and Chicken!

    Blessings came in the form of 1,600 pieces of chicken and 480 slices of pizza this past Thursday when Michelle Raby, (our founder) and Abbie Hartsell (her PIC- Partner In Crime) went out to begin asking for donations for this year’s Evening of Dreams dinner.  Now you may be wondering why we went to Chick-fil-a […]

  • Oak Ridge High School Reaches Out

    Oak Ridge High School Reaches Out

    Evening of Dreams is more than just a prom, it is place where communities come together and the lives of everyone who is involved are changed.  This is exactly what happened when Oak Ridge High School, specifically their athletic program, decided to get involved with Evening of Dreams.  It all started with one woman who […]

  • Something That Everyone Should See

    This is such a beautiful example of how to include, involve and love those around us.  I hope that you enjoy this story as much as we did here at Evening of Dreams. A story that will change your perspective