DETROIT -

Charity Preview, Detroit's premiere black-tie gala is being held Friday at Detroit's Cobo Center.

Proceeds directly benefit a wide range of children's charities. Funds raised will support services for children of all ages from birth to 18.  Since 1976, the Charity Preview has raised over $84 million for southeastern Michigan children's charities - over $33 million of which was raised in the last seven years alone.

"Charity Preview is proof that the people of our region are among the most generous in the world," said Bill Perkins, NAIAS 2012 chairman.  "In good times and in bad, we roll out the red carpet for our guests and they respond, year-after-year, and help make Charity Preview one of the largest, single-night fundraisers for children anywhere in the world."  And, Perkins added, "We look forward to welcoming everyone interested in exciting cars and entertainment to the biggest event in the Motor City supporting children's charities, and the best of the auto industry."

Beneficiaries of the Charity Preview include:  Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan, Boys Hope Girls Hope of Detroit, The Children's Center, Judson Center, The Detroit Institute for Children, Think Detroit PAL, March of Dimes, Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation, and the DADA Charitable Foundation Fund, a fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.

TIME:

Friday, January 13, 2012 at Cobo Center
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
(Black Tie)

TICKETS:

Charity Preview tickets can be picked up at the Troy office location at 1900 West Big Beaver Road before 11:30 a.m. and after 1:30 p.m. at the Cobo Ticketing office outside of the Oakland entrance at Cobo Center.

Local 4 will have crews at the Charity Preview and will bring you live updates throughout the evening Friday on WDIV.

Check out images from last year's event by clicking HERE