Night to Shine FAQ

When is the next Night to Shine event?

February 12th 2021

Where is the event being hosted?

Night to Shine is hosted by hundreds of churches around the world. 2021 will look a little different. There will be a Virtual Night to Shine experience from the comfort/safety of your own home/group home. There is also an optional Shine Thru event hosted from 6:00-8:00pm at Ridgewood Church, 2920 Lake Arthur Dr, Port Arthur, TX.


Is it free?

Yes. This is a complementary event to show love to the special-needs community of southeast Texas. However, it is not free to host, so we are accepting donations. Learn more about donations here.


Isn’t the Tim Tebow Foundation paying for the event?

No, each local church is responsible to cover the cost of hosting. Also, if you choose to donate to the Tim Tebow Foundation directly, our event will not receive those funds.

Will Tim Tebow be at the event?

This is the first question everyone asks. Since Night to Shine happens at over 600 locations world-wide, it is doubtful that Mr. Tebow will be at our event. However, he does make surprise appearances at select locations each year.

What is the dress code?

Formal wear. We want the atmosphere to be special for our guests, which means that guests and volunteers will be dressed up. Since formal wear is expensive, we have collected formal dresses that the female guests can come and try on to pick out one – free of charge. The dates will be posted on our Facebook page, so please follow us so you can be notified. We also have special offers for male guests as well. Please see our Facebook page for more information.

Can I donate dresses?

Yes please! Even if it is a late donation, we can use them for future years. Bring them to Ridgewood Church on Sundays from 12:30-2:00pm or Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm.

How do I get more information?

You can email or visit for more information. Also, once you register for the event, we will be in contact with you.

If I attended in a previous year and already had a background check, do I have to have another one?

Yes. We require a new background check every year for ease of organization and clarity. You can get your background check completed online here. For 2021, due to the changes made because of COVID, background checks are not required.