Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Gearing Up for a Very Special Event

With doughnuts and t-shirts behind us (we do still have plenty of shirts left for sale), we are moving our fundraising focus towards a family event we will be hosting on Saturday, November 16th from 3-6 pm. I don't have all the details now but I would like to share some preliminary information.

We are partnering with a very special organization (to be revealed soon) and it will be held on the Terra Bella Village Square. The goal of this event is to bring awareness to our community of the global orphan crisis and to offer education on how ordinary people can help in extraordinary ways. Funds raised at this event will benefit this special partner organization as well as our personal adoption of Emily Hope. Things to look forward to are live music, delicious food, kid-friendly activities, and a silent auction!

I am particularly excited about the silent auction we have planned. We want to make sure this auction has plenty of quality items. If you have an item or service that you would be willing to donate for the silent auction, please email me at lauraloman@yahoo.com. If you know someone that may be willing to donate, please share this request with them. Ideas for auction items include, but are certainly not limited to: art work, spa services, vacation home rentals, gift baskets, jewelry, children's clothing, baked goods, gym membership, autographed memorabilia, new sports equipment, restaurant gift cards, handmade collectibles, and furniture. Creativity is key in making the auction a success! We will begin collecting items for the auction now so feel free to contact me as soon as you have items available. :-)

There will be oh-so-many areas of help needed... market and advertise, set up and clean up, organize auction, man a station, etc. A local church has already donated their "block party" equipment for our event! I can't wait to give them a special shout out for all the awesomeness they are contributing. If you have a desire to help with a specific area, or just want to show up willing to do whatever, we are grateful for any hands and feet. Let us know and we'd love to have you get involved! Many, many "thank you's" in advance for your willingness to help!

We will keep you updated with details. For now, mark your calendars for November 16th and start spreading the word. We are hoping to have a huge turnout for this worthwhile jubilee!

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