CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- Pathways Inc. hosted their annual fundraiser gala, Friday evening. The Mardi Gras Gala had New Orleans-inspired food, live music, and a silent auction. 

All the money that was raised goes toward the Erwin Child & Family Center. Over 200 people came out to show their support and donate.  

The Executive Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Stephanie Miller, helped organize this event. Miller said she is happy to see the community come together to support local families. 

“This year, we're really looking to dedicate those funds to help offset some of the costs of the center,” she said. “In addition to...buying those buggies that you see the kids riding around it. They're the six-seaters and, actually, we need several of those.”  

Miller said Pathways Inc. will also be able to buy new desks, chairs, and other school supplies that kids may need. She also wanted to put on the fundraiser to show the people what Pathways does for the community.