Charity Events

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The Breathing Room

For us at EventQuip, this time of year is a little colder in the office, but our table is always full of snacks, goodies and deliveries from our clients and friends. Its a time for all of us to appreciate what we have and to be thankful for our friends and families. It is also a time that our owner Ed Knight and his wife Janet open their hearts and join others in our community by sponsoring families who are in need. Every year Ed and Janet support a charity close to their hearts called The Breathing Room Foundation. This charitable organization will bring the holiday spirit to over 100 local families by delivering meals, clothing, necessities and gifts to those families that are affected by cancer. Over 300 children will have their “wish lists” fulfilled by the generosity of sponsors and volunteers in the surrounding communities of Philadelphia, Bucks County and Montgomery County. We are honored to be part of this season of giving back, and proud to be a part of giving the families of those who suffer from cancer a little “Breathing Room”.

Breathing Room Gifts

 


The Devereux Foundation’s 100th Anniversary Gala

This past Saturday night, we were honored to be the “Tent Sponsor” for the Devereux Foundation’s 100th Anniversary Gala Celebration. The Devereux Foundation is a national non-profit behavioral health organization based in Philadelphia that has been assisting and educating children and adults with intellectual, emotional, developmental, and behavioral challenges for 100 years. This centennial anniversary was celebrated on the upper terrace in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Our sales team and installers have worked with the Philadelphia Museum of Art on other events in the past, and we were asked again to bring our expertise and skill to provide an outdoor venue for this special occasion. Planning sessions for the large clear structure began February 2012, and culminated nine months later with this spectacular sight:

Clear Top Structure Tent Philadelphia Museum of Art Exterior for Devereux 100

Guests first enjoyed a cocktail hour and silent auction inside the museum itself, then made their way into the 18,042 square foot structure that we had erected just a few days earlier. After a warm welcome from Robert Kreider, the President and CEO of Devereux, the celebration got underway. The Master of Ceremonies was none other than legendary Channel 6 ABC Anchorman, Jim Gardner, who spoke eloquently of the foundation’s accomplishments to the nearly 900 guests. The Mayor of Philadelphia, Michael Nutter was also an honored guest and keynote speaker as well. An inspiring film directed by Sam Katz  told the tale of the last 100 years of Devereux (Devereux, A History).

Clear Top Structure Tent Philadelphia - Interior Devereux

EQ Entrance Sign at Devereux Clear Top Tent Structure Philadelphia

Following the film, speeches and an exciting live auction, guests enjoyed the beautiful decor by Table Art and creative cuisine by Stephen Starr Events. Then they danced the night away on our wooden parquet dance floor to the energetic EBE band L.A. Stars.

Clear Top Tent Structure Philadelphia Art Museum

Dancing at Devereux Clear Top Tent Structure Philadelphia
In order to keep the guests comfortable (particularly those in sleeveless evening gowns), we installed our heating system, which was ducted into the structure for a steady supply of warm air. We also used solid glass sidewalls to enclose the tent on the parkway side for extra warmth and an elegant look.
Glass Sidewall Clear Top Structure Tent Philadelphia
As one of the sponsors for this amazing celebration, EventQuip was lucky to receive a table for ourselves. It was the first time for several of us to actually be inside the tent enjoying the party, instead of working!
EQ at Devereux Clear Tent Structure Philadelphia
Here’s two of our office girls, Carrie and Rebecca excited to be there!
Clear Top Structure Tent Philadelphia Guests
Thanks to all of our hardworking crew for making EventQuip shine at this very memorable event!