FUNDRAISER FOR ALL OUTREACH MINISTRIES
Saturday, May 5, 2018 Four to Nine O’clock
$40 per person, Early Bird $50 per person after April 22
$60 per person at the door
High School Students' dinner $15 per person
$380 to reserve a table for 6 to be sure you sit with your friends
(limited number available; RSVP by April 22)
Silent Auction Raffles Catered Buffet Dinner
Wall of Wine Fund-A-Need Line Dancing
Non-Alcoholic Beverage Station
Confidential Scholarships are available.
Please contact Leslie Firth, email@example.com
Childcare is available. Please see the Childcare page for more information.
The silent auction and raffles will be over “muy pronto” by 5:45 p.m. (before dinner) so don’t be late or you’ll miss it.
v Register on the Breezeway
v Purchase raffle and beverage tickets, and
v Wall of Wine, appetizers, and cocktails
v Silent Auction and Raffles begin! Start your bidding
v Bienvenidos, Hola and Gracias to everyone
v Youth Mission Trip Announcement
v Raffles and Silent Auction tables will begin to close
v Silent Auction and Raffles are closed!
v Let’s say Grace and Cha Cha out to the patio for the Buffet Dinner
v Speakers and Fund-A-Need
v Dessert (children join parents)
v Raffle for reserved parking spot
v Line Dancing and Socializing in the Parish Hall
v Checkout at the bank, and please help us clean up
FOTH FACTS in response to the Survey
Thank you to all who responded! We have taken your feedback under advisement and are making changes wherever we possibly can.
Ticket Prices include much more than the price of your dinner. Our costs include the invitation and stamps, the paper, the software to help with registrations, banking, and website, decorations, rentals, and publicity banner for the event. We hire servers from Trinity Center who are homeless, so we are serving out our mission to help people in need and they are helping us to do the hard work of serving and cleaning at our function.
In order to raise money, we must spend money. Most of our costs are fixed. Lastyear we spent 17% of our gross to put on the event which netted $37,737.34, ($10,000 less than the year before.) This, plus other donations, and with the allotted $7,300 from the church budget, allowed us to give grants to our 13 ministries which totaled $45,110.87.
By lowering the ticket prices and by offering childcare, we are hoping to attract younger families to come and take part in this event.
Confidential scholarships are available. We don’t want anyone to miss the fun if they wish to come. Please speak to Leslie Firth, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fund-A-Need paddle raise method of donating funds is a practice that takes place at every single non-profit and school fundraiser. It is now a major source of our income which in 2017, brought in $16,000, about 42% of our net income. In 2016 it was 50%. F-A-N is tax deductible, while bidding in the Silent Auction is only tax deductible on what you bid above the value of the item. The paddle auction also allows people who did not win in the Silent Auction to still donate to the event that night.
Monetary Donations: Donations are also given by very generous people who choose not to attend or have a date conflict but still want to support all the Outreach Ministries. Last year you set a record with $9,546. The year before our monetary donations were $6,800.
Auction Items in many price ranges will be offered. We try to have all price categories from moderate to higher end. There are also raffle items where anyone can participate by putting in a dollar raffle ticket for an item. Of course, this is a fundraiser, so there will be people bidding big to support Outreach Ministries, but we appreciate and value every single donation, no matter what the size, and no one needs to feel uncomfortable.
March 11 to April 22 - Sign up at the FOTH bulletin board to help with volunteer jobs, and sign up your donations on the bulletin board or on the website.
March 15 – Invitation Stuffing Party in Grace House at 1 p.m.
Signup sheet is on the Red Rolling God’s Hands Bulletin Board
April 11 & 18 – Decorations work party in parish hall. 9:30 until 3:00 or as much time as you can give. Please bring scissors and a sack lunch. We'll be making pleated paper fans, paper flowers, and other decorations. Let Leslie Firth email@example.com if you are crafty and can do some of these projects at home.
April 15 - Start bringing your auction donations to the library.
April 22 – Last day for Early Bird $40 pricing. Also last day to register for childcare or reserve a table for 6 for dinner.
April 22 – Last day to sign up and bring in your donations to the Grace House Library. Please help us keep our sanity by bringing them in on the 22nd or sooner. Please contact Kimberly Bryant if you cannot comply with this deadline.
May 4 & 5 – Event setup starts at 9:30. Lunch is provided! Friday, the 4th is a full day so we’ll take you for as much time as you can give. Saturday, the 5th, we’ll have you home by 1:30 so you can put on your best Mexican outfit for the party at 4:00.
May 5 – Clean-up Help after the event is needed very crucial. The crew has been working for days and is mucho tired. The parish hall must be ready for coffee hour the next day. Many hands make it go faster.
May 6 – Sunday morning after – Cleanup angels from Heaven are needed after the 9 a.m. and 11:00 services. Even if you did not go to the event, you can help us with your time and effort to clean up. There are things to be put away. We’ll provide lunch.
RESTAURANT DINNER EVENT IN AUGUST - TBD More information will be forthcoming on the "Dinner Event" link on the website
Signup - Check out the signups at the FOTH rolling bulletin board after Sunday services. You can sign-up to volunteer for jobs and committees, and you can sign-up to donate for the silent auction. This can also be done on-line at this website.
Auction & Raffle Donation Ideas: Your donations are what make this night a success. If you need ideas, please look at our Donation Idea bulletin board or talk to the folks at the table by the FOTH board. Talk to Kimberly Bryant or Susan Cyr. Our parishioners love dinners given by other parishioners and we have not had very many of these available in the last few years.
Please help by soliciting or donating gift certificates for restaurants, or services. We welcome donations of all sorts: game tickets, special outings, wines, vacation homes are popular, handmade items, services, original art, and we encourage creative new ideas. Please, no rummage.
We are also asking for support from all ministries at Saint Timothy’s with gift cards to restaurants or services in lieu of gift baskets.
Auction Donation Forms, Melon color - Please fill out and return to us as soon as possible. Each donation item must be accompanied by a copy of this form. The back has deadlines, directions, and display information. All forms (forms can be submitted sooner) and donations must be delivered no later than April 22 unless we know to expect it. Our display space is limited.
Auction Solicitation Letters – Take some with you to your favorite restaurants to ask for dinner donations or services. Most business will require this to give a donation.
You may bid by proxy if you notify Kimberly Bryant or Susan Cyr ahead of time. They will assign you a bid number which you can use to advise one of the attendees to bid for you. Kimberly and Susan cannot take responsibility for bidding for you.
No-show admissions are not tax deductible. We purchased a dinner for every attendee. You must let us know by two weeks before the event if you cannot attend in order for us to switch your admission to a donation and receive a tax deduction form. If you must have a refund, we must deduct $10 per ticket to cover the credit card charges that are incurred.
No-Host Cantina Beverage tickets may be purchased online in $10/10-ticket packets; additional/individual tickets may be purchased at the event.
å Signature Drink - 6 tickets
å Wine - 6 tickets
å Beer - 3 tickets
å Pellegrino Sparkling Water - 2 tickets
å Soft Drink - 1 ticket
2018 FRUITS OF THE HARVEST
For Event questions, contact:
Hanson De Young, firstname.lastname@example.org,
For Auction questions, contact:
For Reservations or payments contact:
For web questions, contact:
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Celebrate or Cinco de Mayo
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