Myths About the Air Force Charity Ball

How much do you know about the Air Force Charity Ball?

There are many myths about the Air Force Charity Ball; here are a few with the corresponding truths:

MYTH:  You must receive an invitation to attend the Charity Ball.
TRUTH:  Everyone is invited, welcomed, and encouraged to attend the Charity Ball.  Simply go to www.airforcecharityball.org to register to attend.

MYTH:  Only high-ranking Air Force officers are invited to attend the Charity Ball.
TRUTH:  Anyone who would like to support our Airmen around the world through the Air Force Aid Society, whether they be officers or enlisted (from any service), retirees or civilians, is invited, welcomed, and encouraged to attend.

MYTH:  Only the Charity Ball Committee members are needed and can volunteer.
TRUTH:  The Charity Ball needs lots of volunteers to be successful and we count on our Air Force Officers’ Spouses’ Club membership to volunteer.

MYTH:  There’s nothing I can donate to the Charity Ball.
TRUTH:  The Charity Ball accepts donations of cash and/or items for the Silent Auction.

MYTH:  If I want to donate something for the Silent Auction it has to be big and fancy.
TRUTH:  The Silent Auction needs and wants donations of all sizes, shapes and values!  If you own your own business, we’d love a donation of your products or services!  If you work for someone else, we’d love it if you talked to your boss on our behalf and secured a donation!  If you have a unique item at home you acquired through your Air Force adventures that you’re no longer enamored with and it’s in good shape, we’d love to have it!

MYTH:  The Charity Ball’s only purpose is to raise money for the Air Force Officers’ Spouses Club of Washington DC.
TRUTH:  The Charity Ball’s primary purpose is to raise funds for the Air Force Aid Society, the official charity of the United States Air Force.  The Air Force Officers’ Spouses’ Club of Washington DC provides the volunteer manpower to organize and host the Charity Ball. We receive a small portion of the moneys raised to go into our welfare fund for scholarships and disbursement to charities.

Bottom line, the Air Force Charity Ball benefits Airmen & their families around the world through the Air Force Aid Society.  Won’t you join us in supporting this worthwhile event?

If you’d like to volunteer, donate or attend the ball, please register at www.airforcecharityball.org