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Night to Shine

Night to Shine comes to Southwestern PA 

 

 

For the fifth year in a row, The Bible Chapel is partnering with the Tim Tebow Foundation to host Night to Shine on
Friday, February 7, 2020.

Night to Shine celebrates the uniqueness of each individual guest by providing an unforgettable night where they are welcomed, valued and loved! Night to Shine is a prom night experience for people with special needs ages 14 and older. The Bible Chapel joins host churches around the world in bringing this experience to our friends with special needs.

 

Read on to learn more about Night to Shine!

 

 

Come as our guest!

Parents, guardians, and caregivers of those with special needs: we cordially invite you along with the boys, girls, men, and women you care for. Enjoy an evening of dinner, dancing, and fun with a community that loves you. We offer red carpet treatment to our guests with special needs along with a program just for caregivers. 

Friday, February 7, 2020
5:00-9:00 p.m.
Limited to 215 guests

Answers to common questions are listed below; if you have any additional questions, please email .

 

Night to Shine registration for guests is now closed and our waiting list is full.
Please use the link below to find another prom in the area.

 

Click here to find another Night to Shine Prom in your area

 

PLEASE NOTE:
WE CANNOT ACCEPT WALK-UPS THE NIGHT OF THE EVENT.

Guest Frequently Asked Questions

 

Who is eligible to be a guest?

The event is open to anyone with physical or cognitive disabilities, ages 14 and older (there is no maximum age). We do not have specific guidelines for the eligibility of guests in relation to the legitimacy or severity of their disabilities.

What can parents and caregivers of guests do during the prom?

Dinner will be provided for those who would like to stay on-site during the Night to Shine prom. If you would like to be in the main ballroom with your child, you MUST register as your child's buddy for the evening. Please complete the volunteer registration. If you do not volunteer, you will not be permitted into the ballroom or karaoke room for security purposes. You will be escorted out of the room by security unless you are a volunteer.

Will medical staff be on site for emergencies during the event?

Yes, we will have Emergency Medical Technicians on-site during the event. If your guest needs medication throughout the evening, please indicate it on the registration form. We will set up times for you to meet in the medical room.

Will gluten-free options be available?

Yes, we will have gluten and casein-free dinner options for guests, volunteers, and families. Please be sure to indicate that you need this food option in the registration process.

Can the guest request a specific buddy to be paired with?

When registering, you may request a volunteer to be paired with your guest. We cannot guarantee that your guest will be paired with that buddy, but we will do our best to accommodate your request. Please provide a specific name of the buddy when registering.

Is there a cost for guests to attend or is the event free?

The event is completely free for guests and caregivers to attend.

What is the attire for guests?

Female guests are encouraged to wear prom dresses. Please let us know if you need help getting a gown.  Male guests are encouraged to wear a tuxedo. More information will be provided to you once you have signed up.

Can parents, families, and/or para-professionals attend the evening with the guests?

We welcome family, friends, and para-professionals to be a part of the evening by joining our “paparazzi” to cheer on our guests as they make their way down the red carpet. If you choose to join our guests, you MUST register and complete training.

Parents are also welcome to enjoy our respite area and relax during the event if they choose. We do, however, want to allow the guests to engage with their peers during the prom. Unless a family member or para-professional is signed up to be a buddy, we ask that the event is for the Honored Guests and Buddies.

If I work in a group home and am bringing a guest can I stay?

As a caregiver in a group home, you must stay with your guest. We are requiring that staff attend training this year. Please contact for more information.

Where do I park/drop off on the night of the event?

Please park in the front lot and enter into the building through door 6 of the South Hills Campus of The Bible Chapel. Please follow parking attendants instructions during the night of the event. For the safety of everyone, you are not permitted to park along the sidewalk at any time.

 

If you have additional questions, please contact

Ready to Volunteer with Night to Shine?


Night to Shine will be held Friday, February 7, 2020.

 

Please follow the steps below to become a volunteer with us!  Volunteer registration closes on January 19, 2020 or after positions are filled.

1. Review the FAQ section below.

2. Register as an adult or teen volunteer. Your clearances will be verified or you will be contacted to begin the process once we receive your registration. PLEASE NOTE that positions are limited; if the position you wanted is not available, please choose another position.

Teens 16 and older: please use the adult volunteer option to register as a buddy.

3. Complete training. Training is mandated by the Tim Tebow Foundation; if you do not complete training, you will not be eligible to serve in any position during Night to Shine. Training dates are as follows:

  • Sunday, January 5 at 1:00 PM at the South Hills Campus 
  • Sunday, January 12 at 1:00 PM at the Washington Campus 
  • Thursday, January 16 at 6:00 PM at the South Hills Campus
  • Sunday, January 19 at 1:00 PM at the Robinson Campus

4. You will be contacted with the next steps once your clearances and training have been verified.

REGISTER 

PLEASE NOTE:
WE CANNOT ACCEPT WALK-UP VOLUNTEERS THE NIGHT OF THE EVENT.

Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions

 

Do volunteers need clearances?

PA legislation requires background clearances.  Act 153 requires every volunteer who is 18 years or older to have a criminal background clearance, a PA Child Abuse clearance and FBI Fingerprinting (which you can be exempt from should you meet certain criteria). Should you need new clearances completed, you will be sent links electronically from our vendor, Justifacts.  If you have any questions regarding background clearances, please contact Deanna Kratt, .   No volunteer will be allowed to participate without the appropriate background clearances.

Do volunteers need to attend training, even if we've served with Night to Shine in past years?

We are so grateful to all of our volunteers who have served in the past! Training is mandated by the Tim Tebow Foundation, and if you do not complete training, you will not be eligible to serve in any position during Night to Shine. Below are the dates and times of training:

  • Sunday, January 5 at 1:00 PM at the South Hills Campus 
  • Sunday, January 12 at 1:00 PM at the Washington Campus 
  • Thursday, January 16 at 6:00 PM at the South Hills Campus
  • Sunday, January 19 at 1:00 PM at the  Robinson Campus

Where do volunteers park?

Volunteers park in the lower/back level of the church and enter through door 7.

What time do I have to be there as a volunteer (buddies: see information below)? 

All volunteers should be checked in no later than 4:30 p.m. on February 7, unless otherwise informed by your team leader. 

Will gluten-free options be available?

Yes, we will have gluten and casein-free dinner options for guests, volunteers, and families. 

What is the attire for buddies?

Buddies are also encouraged to dress up to create a fun atmosphere for the prom! Recommended attire for males is a dress shirt and tie or tuxedo. Recommended attire for females is a dress or dress pants and a blouse. Please keep the attire appropriate. We ask that any outfit doesn’t take away or distract from our guests and their special night. Also, when selecting attire please remember that Night to Shine is an active, fast-moving event! There will be a lot of walking, standing, assisting guests, and tons of dancing

How old do I have to be to be a buddy?

Buddies must be 16 years of age or older. Due to the increase in types of disabilities, we will not be making any exceptions.

What time do I have to be there as a buddy volunteer? 

All buddies should be checked in by 4:30 p.m. on February 7. If you are not able to be here by 4:30 p.m., we ask that you sign up to serve in a different area or contact  . As a buddy, your food will be available for you when you check-in. Due to the fact that some honored guests arrive early, we need all buddies to be checked in and ready to go by 4:30 p.m. If you are not here by then we will reassign you to another team.

Are there any specific requirements to be a buddy?

Having committed volunteers is the heart of what makes this event possible. Therefore, we ask that buddies please let us know at least two weeks in advance if they are no longer able to participate.

If I volunteer as a buddy, can I choose the guest I’m paired with?

Buddies may not request a specific guest. When a guest registers, they will have the option to request a buddy. If you would like to be paired with someone specifically, be sure to talk with that family before they register.

 

If you have additional questions, please contact

Donate to Night to Shine

Donations of funds and goods, as well as services, are needed to make our Night to Shine a memorable experience for our Honored Guests. If you would like to contribute to a specific area of the event, contact Jaclyn Royall, , for details.

 

Donate to Night to Shine through The Bible Chapel

 

Mail checks, payable to The Bible Chapel, with “Night to Shine” in the memo line to:

Night to Shine
c/o The Bible Chapel
300 Gallery Drive
McMurray, PA 15317

Night to Shine Recap!

For the third year in a row, The Bible Chapel partnered with the Tim Tebow Foundation to host Night to Shine on Friday, February 8, 2019.