2nd Annual
"Be A Kid For A Night"

Join us at Be a Kid for a Night, and celebrate your inner child while raising awareness and funds for Caritas Family Solutions.

Save the Date • Sept. 16, 2023 • 6 - 10pm

Gateway Convention Center, Collinsville, IL

Dust off your neon leg warmers and throw on your acid-washed denim jackets because this year’s party is returning to the rad days of Walkmans and mixtapes: The ’80s Party.

This adults-only (18+) event isn’t just about reliving your favorite childhood memories. Our mission is to unite as a community and provide essential support children who need it the most. Together, we can make a difference and give the most vulnerable youths in our communities the support and care they need to thrive into adulthood while continuing to grow Caritas’ legacy of love.


  • Games to Accommodate ALL Physical Abilities
  • delicious food
  • entertainment
  • Silent Auction
  • Great Prizes

Catering provided by


Please review the waiver prior to attending the event. All attendees will be required to sign a copy of the waiver at the event in order to participate.

We need your help to continue building healthy communities and loving homes for those who need it most. By being a sponsor of this year’s Be A Kid For A Night event, you can make a gnarly impact and help us continue providing the vital services needed in our community.

If you’re interested in being a sponsor of this year’s event, download our sponsorship packet to learn more. The deadline to submit your form and payment is August 24, 2023.

Thank You to Our Sponsors For Their Generous Support!

Presenting Sponsors

Simmons Hanly Conroy



Giant City Properties

Gold Sponsor

The Simmons Family Foundation

Table Sponsors

Cardinal Buick GMC

Federico Family of Dealerships

First Mid Bank & Trust

Steve & Jen Melichar

OSF Healthcare Saint Anthony's Health Center

Performance Roofing, Inc.

Dee & Gil Restrepo

SHC Foundation

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Pediatrics

TWM, Inc.

Pat, Dale & Alexandra Vecchio

Dave & Jill Wenzel

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our inaugural Be A Kid For A Night event!

It’s always fun to let your inner child shine through and we hope everyone had as much fun as we did! There were over 150 in attendance who helped us raise over $52,000 to support our child welfare efforts.

We could not have done it without our generous sponsors, volunteers, and supporters. A sincere thank you to Gateway Convention Center, Elite Events, GW Event Services, Nothing Bundt Cakes, and Bella Milano Catering for helping us make it an unforgettable evening.

We’re already planning for next year’s event and hope everyone can join us again! Be on the look out for more details to come.