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Malta hosts Night to Shine 2021
For the very first time, Night to Shine will be hosted in Malta this weekend!
The American Catholic/Christian initiative, for people with a disability, is sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation and is organised annually around the time of Valentine’s Day. Night to Shine is loosely styled around a ‘prom night’ format and sees people from all walks of life, with various disabilities, come together to celebrate.
The local virtual programme gets started at 6pm this Saturday and will be featuring several varying performers, who will be delivering messages of hope. The virtual show can be followed both from private residences, as well as the various homes for disabled persons all around the island.
What is the Tim Tebow Foundation?
In essence, the Foundation is committed to serving and celebrating people with disability. It was initially set up by US footballer Tim Tebow. The Foundation increases its outreach by encompassing four key initiatives, including Night to Shine, Shine On, International Education and Resource Centres and International Special Needs Coalitions. It is committed to providing life’s essentials as well as spiritual care, to the homeless and abandoned children all around the world, as well as children with profound medical care requirements.
Night to Shine 2021 will be celebrating its seventh anniversary, as last year’s event saw no less than 721 churches across the US and 34 countries around the world come together on one night to host the event, for around 110,000 guests, by means of the support of 215,000 volunteers.
Despite this year’s edition of Night to Shine being just virtual due to COVID-19 restrictions, the foundation is very pleased and excited about the prospect of serving and celebrating with as many people with disabilities as possible in this new and unique way. A team of volunteers will also be delivering free gift bags on a first come, first-served basis, to the first 150 people who register for the online event, till Thursday 11 February, by noon.