Roots & Wings Hosts Virtual Gala on October 21, 2021

DENVILLE, NJ - On Thursday, October 21, 2021, Roots & Wings, a Denville-based non-profit supporting young people who have aged out of foster care, will virtually host its annual Rise & Fly gala. This year’s event will be honoring Elizabeth Rieur of Skillman, a long-time supporter of the agency’s mission.

Rise Fly Gala 2021 Press Release 9.2.21 1The evening will also feature inspirational stories from the young people the agency serves, exciting auction prizes and opportunities to make a significant impact on their mission. The agency invites you to experience the event virtually, either from the comfort of your own home with your immediate family or by inviting a small group of friends and family that you’re comfortable with to enjoy together.

Every year in New Jersey 600-800 young people age out of foster care. Many are not reunited with their families or placed into a permanent home, leaving them vulnerable to homelessness, poverty, unemployment, lack of education and incarceration.

The mission of Roots & Wings is to provide safe housing, emotional support, life skills, and educational opportunities for youth aging out of foster care; empowering them to rise toward their greatest potential.

Roots & Wings is funded almost entirely by individual donations, and the annual Rise & Fly gala is their largest fundraising event of the year. They rely on the generous support of donors to help continue to change the course of the lives of aged-out foster youth in New Jersey.

To learn more and register to attend please visit

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Event Properties

Event Date 10-21-2021 9:00 am
Event End Date 10-21-2021 8:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Virtual