We had an outstanding fundraising event on Friday night. With all said and done, we raised almost $9800. Thank you to everyone that participated, donated and bought silent auction items. We couldn’t have done it without you!
That same night, Joe Byrne, who was the emcee of the event, told the story of a friend of his and his support for our cause.
While many have heard the story of Esperanza Hills and Cielo Vista, Joe’s friend was immediately spurred into action. Instead of hanging his head low and walking away he opted to contribute $5,000 to the effort AND he asked our Leadership Team members Joe and Paulette Byrne to contribute that same amount. In addition to their monthly gift, they agreed to also put $5,000 in for a new matching grant!
So now, we have a matching grant of $10,000 to meet before Thanksgiving.
Subtract Friday’s event donations and it mean we really only need to bring in $8500 before November 26.
Are you in it to win it? If so, contribute online by donating as generously as you can. Remember, it is tax-deductible!