2018 CHRISTmas “Be a Blessing” Gala

11th Annual CHRISTmas “Be a Blessing” Gala

We are thrilled to invite you to our 11th annual CHRISTmas “Be a Blessing” Gala, our annual fundraiser event aimed at providing Christmas gifts for foster care and homeless children, youth and teens. Please take a moment and save-the-date on your calendar…just takes a couple minutes. A full year of planning culminates beautifully into an amazing evening. We love this opportunity to give back to our community of volunteers, and our supporters. Our guests will experience a 5-Star dinner & dessert selection, Light award presentation, soul stirring musical performances and inspirational speakers, all centered around our theme “Power of One”.

And as our tradition, we will be collecting new, unwrapped gifts for homeless and foster youth we serve. Let’s see if we can reach a new goal! Come dressed in your holiday best, bring your family and friends, and enjoy a heartwarming and awe-inspiring evening.

For a sneak peak of what to expect, check out our photos and video from last year’s Gala!

Event Details

  • Event: 11th Annual 2018 CHRISTmas “Be a Blessing” Gala (aka The Gala)
  • Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018
  • Location: Shepherd West Valley  5901 DeSoto Avenue, Woodland Hills, CA  91367

o   Red Carpet: 5:00pm

o   Doors Open: 5:45pm

o   Event Start: 6:00pm

o   Event End: 9:00pm

  • Attire: Formal/Dressy (Our colors are: red, black, silver and gold)

Ticket Prices

For a limited time only (October 15th thru November 12th) enjoy special Early Bird Savings, just $30.00/person + tax for a single ticket, or $200.00 + tax to purchase a table for 8 guests. You can purchase online tickets thru Friday, December 7th @ 8:00pm.

  • Early Bird Ticket: $30.00 per person + Tax
  • Early Bird Table Purchase (Seats 8): $200.00 per table + Tax
  • Standard Ticket: $40.00 per person + Tax
  • Standard Table Purchase (Seats 8): $275.00 + Tax
  • At the Door: $45.00 per person
  • Student Admission (High School & 4-year College): $25.00 (must purchase at the door and present valid student ID)
  • Click to Purchase Tickets

Call to Action

Our tenet is, “No one person can do everything, but we all can do something!” If we can be motivated to work together, we can make a difference in many young peoples’ lives. The CHRISTmas Gala is a platform to empower our community to make an imprint on the lives of children. Our aim for the evening is two pronged:  1.  create awareness about the pervasive issue of foster care and homelessness among youth  2. raise funds to purchase basic need items to improve the quality of life for the youth we serve.

Partner Organizations

We are grateful to partner with the following incredible organizations!

Door of Hope

Inner Circle


Union Rescue Mission

We cannot wait to see you there! Be sure to grab your tickets as soon as they go on sale! And of course, Rays of Light Philanthropic is always grateful for any donation towards our mission. If you would like to donate, click here.

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2016 Gala Video

2016 Gala Photographs

To view and download more photos of the 2016 Gala, please visit the link below…

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2015 Gala Video

Partner Organizations


Door of Hope – http://www.doorofhope.us/christmas.html
To help make the season brighter for a displaced child, please visit their site to view their wish list for gift ideas.



Inner Circle Foster Care and Adoption Services – http://fosterfamily.org


Pennylane Center – http://pennylane.org


Union Rescue Mission (URM) – http://urm.org
URM hosts a Christmas Store for their guests. They call it a store because they give their guests the opportunity to “shop” at no cost to them. This makes for a special Christmas giveaway because they don’t just distribute toys. Instead, guests get to select exactly what they know their children need and will truly enjoy. The Christmas Store allows guests the opportunity to shop with pride and dignity, empowering them with the ability to give gifts to their children on Christmas morning.


Social Media
By visiting this link https://www.facebook.com/RaysofLightPhil you can like our page on Facebook to get event updates.

For questions and/or additional information, please send an e-mail to RaysofLightPhil@yahoo.com