The Annual Comfort & Joy Gala helps to ensure the doors to The Darling Home for Kids remain open for families who need the Home’s supportive programs and services.



Pearls n’ Plaid Gala was held on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 at Milton’s Country Heritage Park and raised an incredible $150,000!

Guests were greeted with bagpipes and a red carpet that led into the beautiful historic Gambrel Barn, and the evening began with a VIP Reception hosted by Elaine Blaylock, Chair of the Board of Directors. The night continued with a ‘Scotch on the Rockies’ cocktail reception, followed by a moving opening performance by the Milton Show Choir who sang our National anthem from the balcony of the barn while a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police saluted the flag on the stage.

Our Auctioneer was a hit during the energetic live auction portion of the evening as guests were eager to raise their paddles for their chance to win some amazing items, one of which included a romantic getaway for two to Turks & Caicos. The silent auction was also a buzz all evening and rounded out the festivities with over 150 items up for bid. There was something for everyone and guests were all smiles as they collected their winning items at the end of the evening.

Next year marks our 20th Annual Comfort & Joy Gala, and we hope you will join us to celebrate this special anniversary. Stay tuned for more details about next year’s event!


Comfort & Joy Gala Sponsors


For more information about joining us as a sponsor for our 20th Annual Comfort & Joy Gala in 2018, please contact our Development Manager, Melody Jackson.



Click here to view photos from our Pearls n’ Plaid Gala 2017