04 Jan Making a holiday perfect ..

The third year may have been the best yet! With another successful veteran’s luncheon we would like to thank again all of the vendors and volunteers who participated as well as share some photos of the fun day!

This event has become truly one of the high light of our Christmas season.  We are overwhelmed each year by the outpouring of love and generosity shown to this special group of people from our business associates, friends and family.

Vendors & Volunteers who made the lunch happen:

Shawn Schindler Events

1705 Prime & Rocky Top Hospitality

Carolina Ale House, LM Restaurants

Unforgettable Food Affairs

Expressions of Love Florist

IWP Photography


Ashley Cakes


Robin Montgomery, The Montgomery Trio

Members of Mid-Way Baptist Church

The Better Sleep Store


Also we would love to thank the following people for graciously adopting our family in need and making this Christmas one to remember for our veteran and her family!  Shawn was able to actual assist with the delivery of the gifts this year.  Tears of joy flowed from the mother’s eyes when she realized her children were experiencing a true Christmas miracle!

Marti & Kirk Leone – The Manor at Carriage Farm

Jeffrey Surles – Jeffrey’s Florist

Women in Networking Hope Valley Chapter

Mica & Tesh Parekh- IWP Photography

Archie & Allyson Cook – Signature Smiles Cary, NC

Aversboro Restaurant and Sports Bar

Melissa Reynolds – Proforma Springboard Promotions

Mid-Way Baptist Church Members


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30 Nov Our Veterans, A Family in Need ..

In addition to giving 100 veterans a wonderful lunch to celebrate this holiday season we have been asked to help a veteran family in need. The family is a single mother with 7 children and we would love to help give this family a wonderful holiday. We asked her to give us wish lists for each child (and asked for her wish list too) and what we would like to do is have our industry partners or anyone who wants to give choose a specific child or mom to give to.

We hope to find 8 people/companies/families to adopt one of the family members to make this Christmas wish come true.  As you can see, they are requesting very basic items.   I already had one of my favorite photographers “adopt” the 9 year old girl.  Huge thanks to Mica and Tesh with IWP Photography and Videography!!

We at Shawn Schindler Events will keep up with who has chosen each child and keep you updated on who still needs items. You can drop your items off at 1705 Prime on December14th or at Shawn Schindler Events’ office before December 20th.  We would like to be able to present the gifts to the mom on the 21st of December.  Please give Shawn a call at (919) 417-0460 or email at to participate.

Below are the wish lists for each child and their mom:

Mom: size 12 pants, Med top, 9.5 shoe, scented candles, comfortable socks, fleece, cozy comfy stuff (would love an eye mask) or anything to pamper her. She would like to cook  Christmas dinner and is in need of groceries, and treats for the holiday meal.

The family needs a computer and printer.

7 children: studious, honor roll, love books.

  1. Girl:  age 20, size 5 ladies pants, medium top, shoe 8.5.  Is in college and needs mini fridge.
  2. Girl: age 21, size Med top, bottom 7 shoe 7.5. Is in college, needs a microwave.
  3. Boy: age 15, 32×32 pants and men’s size small top, shoe size 11, likes adidas T-shirts and other athletic clothing, loves UNC Tar Heels.
  4. Girl : age 14, size 16 in girls sizes, size 2 or small in adult sizes, shoe 8.5. She likes jeans, hoodies, is a tom boy, no dresses, cute style but not prissy, sport head bands, athletic clothes.
  5. Girl: age 9, size 10 slim bottoms, 10-12 tops, 4.5 shoe. Is a  “diva” loves nail polish and headbands and lip gloss and girly stuff.
  6. Boy: age 8, size 8 pants and top, size 4 shoe. He likes reptiles and wants to play club softball, would need glove etc.
  7. Girl:  age 4, size 6 pants, size 5 top, shoe size 10. Is hoping for a bike w/training wheels.

Practical clothes and necessities for all, dress up for the high school boy for sports events. PJ’s, socks etc for everyone including mom.

Wrapping paper and supplies needed for the gifts donated above.


We absolutely love working with this group who is so deserving of a special holiday so any donations will be welcome. You may also still donate to our giveaways for the veteran luncheon if you would like, just contact Shawn.

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11 Nov Shawn Schindler Events Honors Our Veterans



We stop today to give thanks and remember the sacrifice of the men and women who have served and are currently serving in the United States Military.    Personally I know I do not have the words to express my appreciation to my family, friends and clients that have given so much for me and our country by serving in the military.

As just a small token of our appreciation, we are excited to announce on December 14th, we will host the 3rd annual Holiday luncheon for the Raleigh Vet Center at 1705 Prime at 1705 E. Millbrook Drive in Raleigh.

Many of the vendors that have participated in years past have committed to helping again with this event, most of them for the 3rd year!   We want to open this opportunity all of our fellow event professionals to give back to our local vets so that their holiday season can be special.

If you are interested in helping us say thank you to our veterans, you can contact Shawn Schindler at 919-417-0460 or email to let Shawn know how you would like to be a part of “giving back”!

Look for updates in the coming weeks!

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03 Dec Shawn Schindler Events Honors Our Veterans

Celebrating Our Triangle Veterans


Shawn Schindler Events and many of the Triangle’s leading event professionals are honored to show our appreciation to those who have served our country!

On December 10th, we will host the 2nd annual Holiday luncheon for the Raleigh Vet Center at 1705 Prime at 1705 E. Millbrook Drive in Raleigh.  The event will begin at 11:30am.

We are so thankful for the following vendors and friends who have committed to join us again this year.

1705 Prime – Venue
Rocky Top Catering – Catering
The Garden on Millbrook – Catering
Ashley’s Cakes – Dessert
IWP Photography and Videography
SPIN – DJ/Entertainment
CE Rentals – Linens
Expressions of Love Florist – Florals
Members of Mid-Way Baptist Church
We welcome our new team member, Catering By Design, to the list of vendors willing to give back to those that gave so much for us!

For every day our veterans serve and protect, we at Shawn Schindler Events want to show our appreciation and we love partnering with our fellow event industry professionals for this special cause.

Your time and talents are welcomed and we would love to have you join us. Our current wish list is live entertainment.

This year we would like every veteran in attendance to leave with a gift. We are accepting door prizes for males and females. Suggested gifts are gift cards to restaurants, grocery stores, gift baskets, etc.

If you are interested in helping us say thank you to our veterans, you can contact Shawn Schindler at 919-417-0460 or email to let Shawn know how you would like to be a part of “giving back”!


Let us join together in these efforts so you too, may share your appreciation with us!

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