George Fox Students Volunteer for Special Needs Prom

Matthew Tibbs (’04)

More than 150 George Fox student and staff volunteers gathered at Newberg Christian Church in February for Night to Shine, a prom-night experience that the guests of honor won’t soon forget.

A total of 141 guests with special needs were greeted with a red-carpet entrance as volunteers cheered them on. Once inside, dancing, games, karaoke, food, a photo booth, and free services like shoe shining, hairstyling and manicures all awaited, while George Fox students and more than 200 additional volunteers ensured everyone had a good time.

Sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, Night to Shine events take place at more than 350 churches around the world each year. The events have the simple goal of providing an “unforgettable prom-night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs ages 14 and older.” George Fox students and staff have participated since Night to Shine began in 2015.