Everything you need to know about SPFHS’s Cabaret for a Cause

Natalia Nervi

On Wednesday, Feb. 12, the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Choir Department will be hosting their annual Cabaret Night. Taking place at 7:30 pm in the auditorium, the event will also serve as a fundraiser organized by senior Gabrielle Klausner. The proceeds will go directly to The Long Term Care Unit at Children’s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, New Jersey. 
Here’s what Klausner has to say about the very special event: 
What do you have planned for the fundraiser? 
Each year the Choir Department invites the community to their Cabaret Night, a night of musical theater performed by the SPFHS choirs and featured soloists. Instead of charging admission for tickets, those coming to see the concert are encouraged to donate to the Long Term Care Unit in Children’s Specialized Hospital. Additionally, there will be a bake sale and more information about how students can get involved with volunteering at Children’s Specialized. 
What are your hopes for the event? 
I am hoping to bring the community together to not only support the talented singers of our SPFHS Music Department, but also to support a truly incredible organization. I would love to see as many students as possible join us to see their friends shine on stage. Additionally, I am hoping to raise awareness, and as much money as possible, to go towards the Long Term Care Center at Children’s Specialized. In the process, I hope to share more about the hospital with the community and the ways they can get involved to support this local organization. 
Where will the proceeds go?
All of the proceeds will be donated towards the Long Term Care Center at Children’s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, NJ. Donations will go towards funding specialized care for the children who live there, as well as equipment and toys. 
Why should SPFHS students attend? 
SPFHS students should attend this event because it is a wonderful opportunity to support their peers, and a good cause. Cabaret Night is one of my favorite concerts because of the musical theater repertoire, and I am sure students who attend will recognize some of their favorite songs from movies or musicals. The event is also a way to make a donation and make a positive impact in our community by supporting a nonprofit organization. Overall, it is a win-win. I encourage everyone who can to come out for a night of entertainment and giving back. 
Anything else you would like to add?
I have been a dedicated member of the Long Term Care Center, which is home to 46 children. I collected over 200 books to start a new library. I also set up a new program where I visit the LTC to run their recreational therapy sessions. I plan a lesson, including which book to read, and other activities like bingo, memory, or I create my own games.
Be sure to attend Cabaret Night to support a great cause!