Twirl To The World - 12th Annual Holiday Fundraiser
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We’ve always been more than a party. We give 100% of money and items back to the local community that are collected from our events. Now is no different, and Twirl to the World is here to help however we can.

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Announcing our Twirl Assistance Program (TAP), and specifically the COVID-19 Immediate/Emergency Need Program for individuals and the Partner Referral Program with our community partner agencies.

 

As of July 31 – we’ve given $12,634 to local LGBTQ community members in need!

As of December 12 – we’ve also committed at least $15,000 to RAIN and Transcend Charlotte to assist their members/clients in need as well!

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These grants are intended for self-identified Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer (LGBTQ) residents 18 years and older in the Charlotte metropolitan area, who are referred by partner agencies and/or are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and who need financial assistance with groceries, medical, and/or transportation costs.

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For more details, check out our COVID-19 Immediate/Emergency Need Program Overview (PDF).

 

To apply, click here and complete the form online.
(Applications are now OPEN. Click above to begin your online application for assistance.)

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Today is the day – Launch of the 12th Annual Twirl to the World Foundation Celebration of GIVING: 12 years on 12/12!
This past week, NC implemented tighter restrictions which directly impact our planned virtual house parties.
The Twirl to The World committee quickly made the decision to move our event production to YouTube. Having our production published online versus live later on Saturday evening, will keep us in compliance and give you full control on when and where to launch these two broadcast videos:

12th Annual Twirl to the World KICKOFF Event (20 mins)

  • Featuring Charlotte’s very own Ben Thompson, as well as Dixie Longate, Todrick Hall, & Thorgy Thor
  • Background of the Foundation and Update on our Twirl Assistance Program (TAP)
  • Overview of our 2020 Online Auction items

12th Annual Twirl to the World MAIN Event (4+ hours) 

  • Featuring the amazing talents of DJ Little Betty (CLT) and DJ GSP (Greece)
  • Guest appearances from Fortune Feimster, Shangela, Carson Kressley, Miss Peppermint, Dixie Longate, Thorgy Thor, Brian Justin Crum, Zoë Badwi, & Todrick Hall
  • Special tribute videos to the front-line workers and our support for Transgender rights and equality

Donate Now to Twirl to the World

Online Auction

Online Auction is Now Closed!

Thank you for your donations and support!

Auction includes Wreaths, Food & Drink, Travel, Home Design & Decor, Health & Wellness, and more.

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Virtual Party Around The World

Friday Dec 11th • Kickoff Event
Saturday Dec 12th • Haus Party

2020 Sponsorship Information Packet (PDF)

Kickoff Event

FRIDAY | DECEMBER 11TH, 2020

  • Virtual kickoff event featuring Special Guest(s) and cocktail lessons
  • Highlighting our 2020 Online Auction which will include our wildly popular Twirl to the World WREATHS.
  • Available for EVERYONE Around the World!

Haus Party

SATURDAY | DECEMBER 12TH, 2020

  • Virtual event featuring music from Superstar DJ/Producer GSP (GREECE) & Special Guests with a Hosted house (or Haus) party model – streaming/ distributed to various homes and cities observing social distancing (max capacity) guidelines.
  • House/Haus Hosts will be affectionally known as HO-HO-HOsts
  • Each local House/Haus Host will receive a gift basket of holiday inflatables, Tito’s Vodka and hand sanitizer, and other items depending upon level – to host others in their home safely this holiday season.
  • Each house/haus will be able to participate in various award categories, including Most Money Raised, Best Costume, Most Decorated, and others!

Don’t miss out on an event, get on the list:

    For 2020 the funds are distributed through TAP,
    The Twirl Assistance Program

    From our humble beginnings when the price of admission was a teddy bear for children with HIV/AIDS, to now – in our 11 years of events we have collected over 5,000 stuffed animals & toys for area children in need and donated over $180,000 to local charities and programming! Even as we evolve and grow, we remain committed to our core mission of “making a difference, one dance step at a time.”

     

    This year we started the Twirl Assistance Program (TAP). These emergency hardship grants are intended for self-identified Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer (LGBTQ) residents 18 years and older in the Charlotte metropolitan area, who are referred by partner agencies and/or are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and who need financial assistance with groceries, medical, and/or transportation costs.

     

    To apply, click here and complete the form online.
    (Applications are now OPEN. Click above to begin your online application for assistance.)

    Our TAP partners:

    YOUR HOSTS:

    Lucky Anneheim, Jake Flowers, Johnny Fletcher, Zuni Johnson, Mike Mazza,Jason McCraw, Bethany McDonald, Clyde Owens, Robbie Stavrakas, David Stout

    CELEBRATING GIVING

    12

    YEARS OF FUNDRAISING EVENTS

    18

    AGENCIES SERVED

    5,200

    STUFFED ANIMALS & TOYS FOR CHILDREN

    $240k+

    GIVEN TO LOCAL CHARITIES

    As always, 100% will go to local charities thanks to the generosity of our Hosts and Sponsors who pay for the event costs.

     SPONSOR OR DONATE TO TWIRL TO THE WORLD CHARITY?

    SPONSORSHIP LEVELS:

    Presenting Sponsorship $7,500+ (Limit 1-2 Main Sponsors)
    Frosty Sponsorship $2,500+ (Entertainment/Toy)
    Super Ho-Ho-Host $1,000+ (Holiday House Hosts)
    Jolly Ho-Ho-Host $500-999 (Holiday House Hosts)
    Merry Ho-Ho-Host $250-499 (Holiday House Hosts)
    Rudolph Sponsorship $30 (Individuals)
    Santa’s Helper Sponsorship $$ (In-kind Sponsorship)
    Out of Town Ho-Ho-Host $250-2,000 (Holiday House Hosts)

    Donations are 100% tax-deductible.

     

    Curious?

    More info:
    2020 Sponsorship Information Packet (PDF) 

     

    Interested?

    Complete online:
    Sponsorship and House Host Form

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    2020 Sponsors and Ho-Ho-Hosts

     

     

    Santa’s Helpers ($5,000+)

    Lucky Anneheim & Johnny Fletcher (CLT) ❣️ Charlotte Lesbian & Gay Fund ❣️ Tito’s Handmade Vodka ❣️ Zuni Johnson & Jason McCraw (CLT)

     

    Frosty ($2,500+)

    Jake Flowers & Mike Mazza ❣️ Matt Stone Real Estate broker/agent (CLT) ❣️ Gregory Pizarro Jr. (CLT) ❣️ Howard Upchurch & John Hoemann (W-S) — Wells Fargo

     

    Super Ho-Ho-Hosts ($1,000+)

    Mike Blackwelder, Bryan Quick, Chris Fowler, James Vestal, Michael Rodriguez (CLT) ❣️ Matt Brooks (CLT) ❣️ Bradley Brothers (CLT) ❣️ Choquette Properties (CLT) ❣️ Todd Correll (PHL) ❣️ Mike Decker (NYC) ❣️ Dalton & Derek Holdge (IAH) ❣️ Ryan Maxwell (PHL) ❣️ Darrell Rogers & Jason Winkler (CLT) ❣️ Trey Rhiddlehoover (Ptown/FLL) ❣️ John Richardson (CLT) ❣️ David Allen Stout & Clyde Owens (CLT) ❣️ Tom Wesley & Lonnie Davis (CLT) ❣️ The Wise Team of Summit Funding (CLT) ❣️ Jeffrey Paul Wolff & Jeff Taylor Watson (CLT) ❣️ Zachary Luke Designs (CLT)

     

    Jolly Ho-Ho-Hosts ($500-999)

    5 Points Realty ❣️ Michael Doney and Edwin Wilson (CLT) ❣️ Michael Baker & Matt Knox (CLT) ❣️ Scott Bishop & Ron Sperry (CLT) ❣️ Blake Bommelje, Blake Lovelace, BJ Smith (CLT) ❣️ Larry Brady (CLT) ❣️ Joe Davis & Nick Creech (CLT) ❣️ Christopher Jones & Steven Wilson (CLT) ❣️ David Kuntz & Elijah Huyghue (NYC) ❣️ Letty’s on Shamrock (CLT) ❣️ Greg Matejcik & Dennis Mendoza, Robert York (DC/VA) ❣️ NoDa Brewing Company (CLT) ❣️ Rufin Perez, Jason Hartigan, Sebastian Marin (CLT) ❣️ Dale Pierce & Ed Harrell (CLT) ❣️ Tyler Smith & Jason Trost (CLT) ❣️ Stonewall Sports Charlotte ❣️ Brent Stough & John Vick (CLT) ❣️ Gieselle Poveromo (CLT)

     

    Merry Ho-Ho-Hosts ($250-499)

    John Arrowood (CLT) ❣️ Mike Auten (CLT) ❣️ Ivan Bailey (CLT) ❣️ Jay Biles & Dan Swift (CLT) ❣️ Randall Burgess & Danny McKinney (CLT) ❣️ Charlotte Gaymers Network ❣️ Jeff Chasten & Brian Lagomarsino (LAS) ❣️ Robert Dogens (CLT) ❣️ Doug Driggers & Chad Lang (CLT) ❣️ Travis Gehringer & Mark Bullock (PHL) ❣️ Erin Goldstein & Malone Lockaby of Yas Queen Industries (CLT) ❣️ Brad Gorman & Trevor Hoppe (CLT) ❣️ Jose Hill (RDU) ❣️ Jessica & Jennifer Kane (CLT) ❣️ William Larsen (CLT) ❣️ Josh Lemke & Ryan Shelton (CLT) ❣️ Ben McKay (Boone) ❣️ Marty Miller & Scott Suddreth (CLT) ❣️ Bruce Moyer, Gary Alderman, Ethan Moyer-Alderman (CLT) ❣️ De Novo Aesthetics (CLT) ❣️ George Plumides (CLT) ❣️ Queen City Animal Hospital, PLLC (CLT) ❣️ Rosedale Health and Wellness (CLT) ❣️ Andrew Simmons, Joe DeRoche, Jason Gabany (CLT) ❣️ Travis Spivey & Brandon Williams (CLT) ❣️ Matthew Sprayberry, David Tyson, Matt Savitsky (CHI) ❣️ Richard Thomas (CLT) ❣️ The Tiger Queen (CLT) ❣️ Jacob Whipple & Ivan Canada (CLT) ❣️ D Brian Williams DDS PA (CLT) ❣️ Wise Wolf Wellness (ATL) – York Ventures (CLT)

     

    Santa’s Helpers (In-Kind Sponsorships)

    Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne (CLT) ❣️ All the Right Grooves/DJ Little Betty (CLT) ❣️ Barry’s Charlotte (CLT) ❣️ Birdsong Brewery (CLT) ❣️ The Capital Candy Jar (DC) ❣️ CLT Boards ❣️ Sweet Saboteur Bakery (CLT) ❣️ Queen City Roots (CLT) ❣️ The Wine Vault (CLT)

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