A black-and-white-themed dance has set a goal to raise $1,000 for multiple charities today.
The North Campus Black and White Charity Ball will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. in the Bovee University Center Rotunda. Tickets can be purchased in North Campus dorms or at the door for $7 or two for $10.
Barnes Hall is raising money for Kids Against Hunger, Larzelere Hall is fundraising for Smile Train, and Calkins Hall is supporting Relay for Life.
Barnes Hall fundraising Chairwoman Kori Jones, a St. Clair Shores freshman, said everyone is invited, and dressing to the theme is a not a requirement.
“It’s a fun night to get out,” she said.
Jones said they are hoping 100 people can come to support the causes.
The decorations were all covered by Residence Life, she said, so the funds raised will strictly benefit the charities.
“I believe in all three charities,” she said.
Jones said she hopes people will attend because of the cause.
Troy freshman Nicole Bidolli, Calkins Hall council president, said she heard about the event and wanted to get involved.
“I contacted a couple of people, and before I knew it, I was helping,” she said.
Bidolli made banners and advertisements for the Charity Ball.
“We are trying to promote it as much as we can,” she said.
There will be a DJ playing popular music, she said.
“I think this is a way to raise awareness about charities that some may not have heard of before,” she said.
Bidolli said she has always enjoyed charity events, as she was active in fundraising in high school.
Garden freshman Katrina Thennes said she is planning to attend the Charity Ball for the first time.
“I love dances, and since it’s benefiting a charity, that’s a plus,” she said.
Thennes said black-and-white-themed dances make her feel fancy.
“The fancier, the better,” she said.