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Since 1925, the Junior Board of Sheltering Arms has been helping to raise money for patients in financial need. After hosting many food and fund drives in the early years, they determined a new fundraising course was needed.
The Junior Board held their first debutante ball on Monday, June 17, 1957 and in the end, the $15 ticket raised $8500 for the hospital. Inspired by the wooded surroundings of the Country Club of Virginia, they settled on the name Bal du Bois – “Woodland Ball” – and a tradition was begun.
Since the inception of the Bal du Bois, the Junior Board has contributed more than $3.8 million to Sheltering Arms to help serve Richmond patients. These funds have helped pay for medical care and provide financial assistance for patients who have suffered setbacks from illness and injury. Ultimately, these funds have helped people regain their lives.
Please click below to support the 2020 Bal du Bois
2020 – Postponed until Saturday, November 28
Friday, June 4, 2021
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