Denim & Diamonds 2023 date is set; Collin Raye performs at this year’s fundraiser
The Kids to Love Foundation has set the date for its annual Denim & Diamonds fundraiser, the premier fundraising event for its Davidson Farms home for girls and the Whitaker Cottage Community.
This year’s Denim & Diamonds, presented by Twickenham Advisors, will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at The Jackson Center, located at 6001 Moquin Drive NW in Huntsville.
Country music star Collin Raye will be this year’s headline artist. Raye has had 21 country songs chart in the Top 10 on the Billboard U.S. Hot Country chart during his career. Several were number one hits, including “Love, Me,” “I Can Still Feel You,” and “My Kind of Girl.” Raye’s most recent album, “Scars,” came out in 2020.
“This is a night to celebrate the girls of Davidson Farms and the Whitaker Cottage Community, what they’ve accomplished and how their lives are changing with the support they’re getting from Kids to Love’s team of experienced mentors,” said Kids to Love Founder and CEO Lee Marshall. “Davidson Farms is about Hope, Heal, and Home, and we can’t wait to tell our guests how that’s happening there every day.”
In addition to Collin Raye, the evening also will feature an auction and hors d’oeuvres.
Davidson Farms, the foundation’s home for tween and teenage girls located near Ardmore, Ala., was established in 2017. It is a state-licensed home, but is not run with any state funding — all funding to meet the needs of the girls who live there comes from private donations.
Davidson Farms also is home to the Whitaker Cottage Community, which provides homes for girls who age out of the foster care system. Opened in September 2022, the cottages allow the young women to begin a life of independence while they continue their education or begin a career, all with the aid of Kids to Love’s mentors.
Davidson Farms is named in honor of the late Dr. Dorothy Davidson, whose generosity allowed Kids to Love to buy the property. You can read more about Davidson Farms and find out how you can help here.
The Kids to Love Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to meeting the immediate needs of foster children. Since its incorporation in 2004, Kids to Love has reached more than 300,000 foster children, rescuing them and meeting their needs. For more information, visit their website at www.kidstolove.org.