Updated: May 24, 2019
MAC Air Group (KPWM) announces it will once again host the Maine Suitcase Party in its world class hangar to benefit Camp Sunshine—a retreat out of Casco, Maine, for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
The event, on September 21, 2018, from 7 to 11 p.m., is one of the organization’s largest and most highly-anticipated fundraisers. Last year, the Maine Suitcase Party raised $110,000 for Camp Sunshine; this year, the MAC Air Group team expects to exceed that amount by hosting more than 700 attendees.
“It’s been an honor to host Camp Sunshine’s Maine Suitcase Party these past seven years,” said Alysan Caruso, vice president of MAC Air Group. “Hosting the Maine Suitcase Party is one of the programs we look forward to the most. Working with Camp Sunshine and the event’s various sponsors is special because the community comes together to support a very worthy cause.”
The concept of the suitcase party is as simple as it is grand. Attendees—who purchase tickets for the event—arrive at the hangar with a packed suitcase and walk the red carpet. Throughout the evening, they enjoy food, spirits, music, dancing and beautiful private jets on display—all while participating in silent auctions and raffles. At the end of night, four grand prize winners and their guests board one of MAC Air Group’s private jets and take off to New York City where they enjoy luxury accommodations in Times Square, a limo service and $500 in spending cash.
Attendees can also win weekend stays at coastal Maine resorts, as well as tickets to New England sports games.
Proceeds from the tickets (ranging from $100 – $250 each, or 12 for $1,000), silent auction and cash bar are then given to Camp Sunshine.