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Fundraising News From Around the World

Welcome to the November 2017 issue of Fundraising News From Around the World. It contains summaries and photos of fundraising activities by other groups such as yours. Some are traditional, some are unusual, and some are totally bizarre! We hope that you will find each issue interesting. You can subscribe at the bottom of this page if you would like to be notified each time a new issue is published. If you later decide you no longer want monthly notifications or if you don't find our newsletter helpful, just click on the unsubscribe link at the end of each notification. You will stop receiving newsletters immediately.
 

Jackson, TN - Cardboard boat designers came together to test their skills and raise money for a good cause. The Dream Center’s cardboard boat regatta took place at the Lift Center pool in downtown Jackson. Boaters competed for more than 15 trophies including fastest boat, most creative and most people in a boat. Organizers say even though it is a fundraiser, it’s also a great way to come together as a community.

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Powell River, BC - Stylists at Afterglow Hair Lounge have set a specific day aside in order to give back to their community with a fundraiser. During regular business hours on Wednesday, four stylists will be to offer haircuts at a charity Cut-a-Thon for a minimum $25 donation. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Grace House.

Baton Rouge, LA - Baton Rouge Community College and the BRCC Foundation are gearing up for a gala fundraising event to benefit students. The event titled "Chancellor's Evening with Ailey II" is set for November 5th at the Magnolia Performing Arts Pavilion. Guests can enjoy an artistic performance from the Ailey II dance company. Proceeds from the event will provide financial assistance for students.

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Tuscaloosa, AL - On Monday, Graniterock‘s A.R.Wilson Quarry held its 10th annual Rock and Run 5K run/walk fundraising event, raising $20,000 for Aromas School and offering the community an up close look at mining. Graniterock CEO Tom Squeri and Quarry Manager Peter Lemon said they were happy to continue with the fundraising efforts for the school and community.

Peterborough, NH - People dressed in pink gathered in Depot Square on Sunday for a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. The fundraising event brought in more than $29,000 in donations toward a $45,000 goal. About 100 people, most of them cancer survivors, participated in the fundraising event.

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Baltimore, MD - BARCS’ largest fundraising event of the year is happening this Saturday. BARCStoberfest helps the animal rescue organization care for the more than 12,000 homeless animals they take in each year. The event will be held in Patterson Park starting at 7:30 a.m on October 28. There's scavenger hunts, coloring activities, obstacle courses, pet costume contests, and of course, one of the largest parts of the event is the Ready, Set, Sniff 5k run.

Mankato, MN - Sunday, three Franklin Elementary students put on a fundraiser to help in the relief efforts of the recent hurricanes, earthquakes, and wildfires. Baked goods and drinks were sold, as 100% of the money gathered went toward the Red Cross. The event even enticed the chairman of the local Red Cross to attend and allow these girls to paint the iconic red symbol on his cheek. Everybody had a chance to sign a poster showcasing they are a part of the relief effort. The girls even got creative, creating a game called "pin the eye on the hurricane."

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Somerville, MA - Kids of all ages are invited to a Halloween Carnival on Saturday for an evening of fundraising, ghoulish games, prizes, face-painting, raffles, music and loads of fun! The Somerville High School gymnasium will be transformed into a Halloween hall of fun activities. $5 admission and tickets will be sold for games. Proceeds will benefit the Somerville High School SkillsUSA program.

Killeen, TX - Killeen City Council member and civic leader Juan Rivera said 83 percent of Puerto Rico is still without power and water and residents have to walk a distance comparable to walking from Killeen to Belton to obtain buckets of water. Rivera, members of the Hispanic-American Chamber of Commerce Central Texas, and other volunteers will present a fundraising event for Puerto Rico’s hurricane victims and Mexico’s earthquake victims called Together for a Cause on Saturday at the Killeen Special Event Center. More than 20 entertainers are lined up for the event which will also include a car show, food, alcohol and other beverages.

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Linton, IN - A fun-filled evening is planned at the Linton National Guard Armory on Saturday that will benefit Turning Point Education Center, a part of the Open Arms Family and Educational Services. A variety of homemade chili soups will be available for purchase along with a silent auction. Entertainment will be provided by Cochren & Co., a contemporary Christian band. Proceeds from the event will be used directly for Turning Point Education Center (TPEC) students. “It (the fundraiser) is to pay for scholarships for students who are ready to take the HSE (High School Equivalency) exam and can’t afford it,” Adult Education Coordinator Michelle Ellis said. “This is our first fundraiser and we hope people will come out and support us.”

Palm Beach, FL - Susan G. Komen, the world’s largest nonprofit in the fight against breast cancer, will hold its major fundraising event in January aboard a cruise ship docked at the Port of Palm Beach, a first for the organization. In another first, Komen’s founder, Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, said 75 percent of the proceeds from Komen’s Perfect Pink Party Gala & Castaway Cruise will remain in South Florida, to be directed to patients with breast cancer health needs. The move will provide immediate assistance to people affected by the hurricanes who are relocating to Florida to continue treatment, Brinker said.

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Grand Rapids, MI - Friends and family are coming together on Tuesday to help benefit a voice of the community after he suffered a stroke. Dave Jaconette, known for his radio show 'Sound Off! West Michigan,' is on the road to recovery but has a long road ahead. According to a family member, Jaconette is still attending therapy but his health insurance has stopped covering the cost. From 5-8 p.m. there will be a fundraising event at VanderMill Ciders in Grand Rapids to help give back. 20 percent of the food and drink sales will help cover those costs, and there will be a silent auction to help raise funds as well.

Newburyport, MA - The fifth annual Music for Change fundraiser – one of the biggest events that helps Pennies for Poverty replenish its budget - takes the microphone Nov. 4. The music fundraiser at the Elks Lodge on Low Street begins at 6:30 p.m. Although some segments of the Greater Newburyport community are prospering, event organizers say the need for a little extra help is increasing among many low-income families.

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Grand Junction, CO - The annual Empty Bowls fundraiser had crowds wrapped around the soup kitchen on 1st Street since 8 a.m. Saturday morning. For 25 dollars, people could by soup served in bowls made by local potters. Proceeds go toward the Grand Valley Catholic Outreach soup kitchen, which serves more than 250 people a day, six days a week. Visitors could choose from over a thousand different bowls. Volunteers, staff, and even police officers helped serve lunch.

Portsmouth, VA - The Portsmouth Partnership is teaming up with eight local businesses to promote economic growth, leadership and education in Portsmouth through a fundraiser, “Partake ‘N Portsmouth’s Bites, Micro-Brews & Dance Moves,” that will feature Portsmouth food, beverage and musical entertainment. Expected dishes at this time include fork sliders, fish tacos, flatbread pizzas, mac and cheese, soup, oysters, veggie dishes and more, said Portsmouth Partnership Executive Director Michelle Wren. “We were trying to pick restaurants we could highlight, and we also wanted some good food.”

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Mountlake Terrace, WA - Over $40,000 in donations were raised for Clothes for Kids during the Transforming Lives fundraiser breakfast on Thursday morning. Clothes for Kids is a nonprofit organization that provides clothing and coats for free to school-age children in need in Snohomish County. Executive Director Joy Ingram said the fundraiser was a success.

Augusta, GA - The 2017 IGIVE fundraising campaign for Augusta University is finishing up with a BBQ and beer event provided by Fat Man's Cafe. The event will have live entertainment, a kids zone, fireworks at dusk and an announcement of this year's fundraising total. IGIVE is the annual campaign for giving to Augusta University and Augusta University Health. Gifts are directed to benefit any of the university’s colleges and cyber initiatives, the health system, university athletics, the Children’s Hospital of Georgia or other specific programs.

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Lewisburg, WV - Everyone is invited to attend a fun-filled German-themed evening when Communities in Schools of Greenbrier County (CISGC) kicks off its third annual Oktoberfest Fundraiser at the Valley View Barn. Organizers promise plenty of German-inspired food catered by The Greenbrier Sporting Club, along with the sides from Food & Friends and plenty of beverages and desserts. As befits the event’s “almost Halloween” date, there will be a best-dressed costume contest with a tasty treat-filled basket as the prize. Lively music will be provided by John Covey Cole.

Fort Plain, NY - As work progresses on the multi-pronged construction project at The Fort Plain Free Library, library officials and staff are looking forward to the late-fall or early-winter unveiling of a new handicapped-accessible main entrance. The new entryway presents a fundraising opportunity as it will consist of 340 paving stones. For contributions of $300, the 12-inch by 12-inch pavers can be personalized - that is, engraved with memoriams, phrases, quotes, or lasting tributes to area businesses, organizations, or individuals.

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Pueblo, CO - The cocktail dresses, high heels, black ties and suit jackets typically seen at charity fundraising events at Pueblo's Historic Union Depot were replaced by blue jeans, leather boots and wide-brimmed cowboy hats on Sunday, as more than 200 people gathered for the fifth annual Goodnight Barn Chuck Wagon Dinner and Fandango. Hosted annually by the Goodnight Barn Preservation Committee, the dinner and silent auction helps raise money for the ongoing Goodnight Barn preservation, which is currently working to restore the historic barn on Colorado 96 built by cattle rancher Charles Goodnight in 1870.

Fort Rucker, AL - L3 Army Fleet Support (L3 AFS) announced that its Fort Rucker-based maintenance employees, along with the International Association of Machinists (IAM) Local Lodge 2003, concluded their 2017 Relay For Life campaign, raising a total of $124,485.38. This exceeds last year’s total by 26 percent and once again brands AFS/IAM as the “Top Fundraising Team” for Southeast Alabama. Although the majority of donations came from payroll deductions, a variety of employee-driven fundraisers were conducted to supplement the campaign.

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Bozeman, MT - Levi Johnson wears his Bozeman Boxing Academy shirt to practice each day as a reminder of why he came out of retirement for a fundraising event. “These kids have been a huge source of inspiration for me,” the head coach said. His pupils have inspired him to step back into the ring Saturday evening for a charity bout. The Bridger Mountain Beat Down at the Gallatin Valley Fairgrounds will raise money to help send his students to Junior Olympic tournaments across the country. He and fellow coach Manny Lopez see this fundraising event as an opportunity to pave the way for their boxers to further careers.

Fayetteville, AR - Ascend UofA is holding a fundraising event selling Boba Tea in front of Union from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. Do not miss out the chance to grab a cup of iced milk boba tea only $3.50 to enjoy between your classes! What is Boba Tea? Boba tea is a Taiwanese iced tea that has a layer of chewy tapioca balls that sit on the bottom. All milk, tea, boba is sponsored by ArkanCha Boba Tea, located inside UofA Bookstore. All proceeds are collected to award scholarships to outstanding members to participate in the annual Ascend National Convention in August 2018.

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Nitro, WV - Nitro Mayor Dave Casebolt announced the launch of the Greater Nitro Youth Foundation, and its biggest fundraiser. Most of the schools in Nitro and Cross Lanes, along with youth baseball, midget league football, scouting programs and other youth programs in the areas, are part of the initiative. Officials also announced the foundation’s largest fundraiser will be a giveaway event, the BoomTown Bash. Nearly 100 prizes will be given away throughout the day at the Bash - with a drawing every five minutes. Prizes include cars, a boat, a motorcycle, guns, vacation packages and cash. The final prize drawing of the day will be for a 2018 BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe or $50,000 cash. There will also be a 50/50 raffle with an estimated $100,000 jackpot.

Old Saybrook, CT - Luke Duffy was too young to remember much of the community support after being diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at 18 months old, but knew the town helped his family through a tough time. “I want to pull that community back in,” he said, “because I know they’ve done it once, and I know they’ll do it again.” The high school junior and cancer survivor has coordinated a trio of fundraising events under the name of “Lose Your Locks with Luke.” “I’m just raising funds and awareness for Camp Rising Sun and pediatric cancer, that’s my main goal,” Duffy said while at Old Saybrook High School, taking a break from his classes to elaborate on the fundraiser.

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Tallapoosa, AL - Over the course of a four-hour period Saturday morning, Tallapoosa Ford welcomed the public to the dealership for their annual Drive 4Ur School fundraising event. A line of brand new Ford vehicles, including a Focus, a Taurus, an F-250 and both convertible and non-convertible Mustangs were arranged on one side of the lot, waiting for another round of test driving. Inside, a group of Benjamin Russell cheerleaders were carrying clipboards, helping people get registered to test-drive one of the vehicles and have their drive count towards the overall goal of $6,000.

Twin Falls, ID - Hundreds of community members gathered on a chilly Saturday morning for the Twin Falls Walk for Wishes fundraising event. "It is so gratifying to be able to help them in any way shape or form," said Robin Stanhope, the top individual fundraiser for this year’s event. Walk for Wishes is a fundraising event for Make a Wish Idaho. Groups fundraised by collecting donations, they then gathered to walk the canyon rim trial together. Stanhope said it's all about helping improve the lives of the children suffering with life threatening and debilitating illnesses.

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Ipswich, UK - Radio presenter Wayne Bavin is facing a life behind bars for crimes against comedy - unless he can raise £999 for a children’s charity. The entertainer has agreed to take part in a ‘Jail and Bail’ fundraising event for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). The unlikely duo of the radio host and Colchester businessman James Fisher, an industrial sales director at Flškt Woods, will be detained by officers in the mock police crackdown on Suffolk and Essex ‘bigwigs’. They are due to be found guilty by Judge David Goodin at Ipswich Crown Court and punished with an order of each raising £999 for EACH.

Arcata, CA - Northcoast Children’s Services’ “Pastels on the Plaza” has been filling Arcata’s city center with colorfully original artwork on the first Saturday of October for the past three decades. This creative fundraiser has also been helping to support the local nonprofit organization, which serves low-income pregnant women and families with children from birth through kindergarten age. Here’s how Pastels works: Businesses, organizations, schools and other groups “buy” a square of cement on the Arcata Plaza for $125 or $225 and artists - both experienced and new — sign up to participate. Artists are matched with a sponsor and, on the morning of the event, they go to work creating a temporary sidewalk gallery of art for all to see.

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Sherman, TX - Attendees were treated to dining and entertainment at the annual Bras for a Cause fundraising event Saturday evening at North Texas Regional Airport - Perrin Field. As the largest Women Rock fundraiser, the event included both live and silent auctions. Volunteer Women Rock board member and breast cancer survivor Michelle Honeycutt said even small donations make a big difference for the organization.

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