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Methodist Children’s Home Society Gears Up for Hearts & Heroes Gala

November 5, 2018
REDFORD, Michigan (October 31, 2018) – Supporters from across Michigan will join Methodist Children’s Home Society (MCHS) for their annual Gala event, this year’s theme is Hearts & Heroes, scheduled for 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 3 at Roostertail in Detroit. More than 350 guests will support the growing programs and services MCHS provides to children and families who have been impacted by traumatic child abuse and neglect.

“The Hearts & Heroes Gala is a chance for us to bring together the ‘heroes’ who have made our mission of caring for southeast Michigan’s most vulnerable population of kids possible for over a century,” said Katie Woodstock, Chief Development Officer, Methodist Children’s Home Society. “Without the support of our community, we couldn’t help heal the hearts of children in the innovative ways we’re able to,” Woodstock added.

The event is open to the public and will include a formal dinner, dancing, live entertainment, fabulous silent auction and raffle items, and more. General tickets are $100 per person and VIP tickets, which include a special reception and raffle items beginning at 5:30 p.m., are $125.

The centennial celebration is supported by sponsors including: Livonia Group –Thrivent Financial, HUB International, The E&L Construction Group, The Brice Group at Graystone Consulting, Guy Hurley, Kienbaum Opperwall Hardy & Pelton, P.L.C. Attorneys and Counselors, and more.

“We’re so humbled by the outpouring of support we’ve received over the last century, and are very grateful to have always had a community who has taken the responsibility of wrapping their arms around some of Michigan’s most fragile children,” said Kevin Roach, CEO, Methodist Children’s Home Society. “This event is a true testament to the success we’ve had as an agency, and we couldn’t have made it this far without the support of our donors, volunteers and advocates.”

Several programs are offered at MCHS including a 24-hour operating residential home and treatment facility for abused and neglected boys, foster care placement and adoption services for children throughout southeastern Michigan, as well as transitional housing programs for young men who have aged out of the child welfare system.

For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, please contact Katie Woodstock, Chief Development Officer, at 313-531-9969 or, or visit

About Methodist Children’s Home Society
For more than 100 years, Methodist Children’s Home Society (MCHS), a nonprofit organization, has offered foster care and adoption placement, residential treatment and transitional living programs for children who have survived child abuse and neglect. MCHS finds safe, caring homes for children across southeast Michigan and also provides vital therapies, educational services and life skills training. Located in Redford, Mich., MCHS is a secular 501(c)(3) organization, proudly serving children and families of every creed, background and lifestyle.