Our Cause

The Mom Prom (created in Canton MI in 2006) is a ladies night out for charity where women dance the night away wearing old prom gowns, bridesmaid dresses or their tackiest formal wear. The Saratoga Mom Prom is pleased to add Gateway House of Peace and the Empty Stocking Project to our previous beneficiaries, Saratoga Hospital Breast Health Center in 2013 ($7,500), Saratoga County Children’s Committee in 2014 ($12,500),Camp Abilities Saratoga in 2015 ($13,500) and floydwarriors, Inc. in 2016 ($13,000).

We are extremely pleased to benefit the outstanding work done by Gateway House of Peace and the Empty Stocking Project this year. We look forward to your support for the 5th annual Saratoga Mom Prom to be held on April 29, 2017 at the Saratoga Holiday Inn, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Gateway House of PeaceGateway House of Peace is a charitable organization dedicated to providing a safe, comfortable and caring home free of charge for terminally ill patients. The home is staffed primarily with volunteers and relies on community support.  It is run independently, but is not a medical facility. Gateway House collaborates with Community Hospice of Saratoga to provide medical management for patients as Community Hospice does for everyone receiving hospice care in their own home environment.

Gateway House of Peace can accommodate two terminally ill people and their families at a time in a peaceful, healing place during the last three months of life. They are committed to providing compassionate, dignified, quality care that will support the natural processes that occur in the final days of life.

empty-stocking-logoThe Empty Stocking Project, the signature endeavor of the Saratoga County Children’s Committee, will celebrate its 70th anniversary in 2017. Each December, ESP provides nearly 1,000 needy children with gifts and desperately needed clothing items for Christmas. ESP coordinates with agencies and schools to identify children in need and anonymously matches both individuals and corporate “friends” with the children. ESP gathers the gifts from the “friends”, shops for supplemental items (including bedding items, snowsuits, boots and shoes) and delivers the gifts to the agencies and schools for final delivery to the needy families in time for Christmas.

Without the generous support of people who sponsor a child and/or donate money, the Empty Stocking Project would not be possible. Individuals, families, civic groups, and businesses assist us each year. These friends are the heart of the Empty Stocking Project and the reason it is successful every year.