2018 Beneficiaries

All admission fees, ticket sales, and balloon ride proceeds go to our two wonderful charities: Family Promise of Hall County and the Hall County Animal Shelter. Thank you for helping us raise over $35,000 in 2017.

Family Promise of Hall County is a nonprofit agency, founded in Gainesville in 2012 by Lindsey McCamy, Executive Director. 1 in 45 American children will experience homelessness this year and 1 in 5 will live in poverty. There is a desperate need for a community based, comprehensive response to homelessness. The program’s mission is to equip a community to end the cycle of family homelessness by providing case management, advisement, shelter, accountability, and advocacy to homeless ​families seeking independence. 


Hall County Animal Shelter

Hall County Government’s first full-service Animal Shelter opened in October 2009. The shelter has over 300 kennels that comfortably house about 8,000 animals each year.The Hall County Animal Shelter has a legacy of giving all stray animals a temporary home regardless of age, breed or medical needs. Their mission is “No Animal Left Behind”, and they truly live up to this motto. From 2016 donations, the shelter was able to purchase a Mobile Adoption center in 2017.