Fred’s Footsteps held its first spring fundraiser – The Party in the Park – on June 8, 2007 at Franklin Square Park in Philadelphia. The park had recently re-opened following a multi-million dollar rehabilitation by Historic Philadelphia, Inc., and was sparkling with its beautiful Merry-go-round and miniature golf course. After three years in the park, the event moved to Fairmount Park’s Please Touch Museum for four successful years before finding its home at Urban Outfitters, Inc. in the Philadelphia Navy Yard. 2017 marked our fourth year in this incredible, exclusive location. Now appropriately named the Party in the YARD, the event has been deemed by many the most fun event of the season!
Party in the Yard
The 12th Annual Party in the Yard was a tremendous success thanks in large part to our incredible sponsors and over 600 guests who turned out to raise awareness and funds for our Fred’s Footsteps families. Guests enjoyed three specialty cocktails provided by 13th Street Cocktail Catering, delicious appetizers and a family-style meal provided by Shop543 Catering at Urban Outfitters, our famous Wall-of-Wine, a robust silent and live auction, photo booth provided by Shutterbooth with magnificent floral backdrop thanks to Nicol Floral Design, and plenty of time to hit the dance floor. We broke records with our 2017 event, raising over $215,000 to support our work.