Our first ever gala
The Raymore Community Foundation presents our first ever gala to benefit the Hawk's Nest inclusive playground! We invite you to join us for an evening to remember at this vintage circus themed event. Our fundraising goal for the night is to raise a minimum amount of $20,000 in order to purchase the custom-designed Treehouse playground piece. While it is a small amount considering the playground's total price tag of nearly $800,000, each dollar gets us closer to closing the gap and purchasing all of the play equipment in order to create a space for children of all abilities to experience the happiness of playing with friends. This prestigious event will take place on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Centerview event space in Raymore.
The Vintage Circus Gala will include:
- Gourmet Dinner and Dessert
- Silent Auction & Live Quarter Auction
- Wine Pull
- Live Painting Demonstration
- Cash Bar
- Take-home gifts for each guest
Tickets for the gala are available for purchase for $60 each.
Contact Melissa Harmer at 816-892-3002 or firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase tickets for this fantastic cause!
We want you! Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
We would like to invite your business or organization to participate in the Vintage Circus Gala as a sponsor. This opportunity allows your company to show your support for social responsibility and this amazing community while enhancing your marketing profile to an extraordinary audience. The gala will be an evening to remember as we raise funds for a playground for all that promotes understanding, respect and a real sense of community.
Contact Melissa Harmer with sponsorship inquiries at 816-892-3002 or email@example.com
A goal close to our hearts
One of our major goals this year is to raise funds to build the Hawk's Nest inclusive playground at Hawk Ridge Park. This inclusive playground will enable all children and caregivers of all abilities the opportunity to experience the joys and benefits of play. The truth is, the vast majority of playgrounds in our nation deny children with critical illnesses and disabilities the opportunity for exercise, entertainment, social interactions and fun. That doesn't sit well with us. We've teamed up with St. Louis-based not-for-profit Unlimited Play to bring a state-of-the-art playground to Raymore. The inclusive playground is specifically designed to eliminate physical and social barriers so all children, with and without disabilities and/or critical illnesses, can play side-by-side with their peers. It will also provide adults who have lost their ability to climb, swing or walk the opportunity to play alongside their children or grandchildren. This destination playground will truly impact 10,000+ people each year in and around our community.
Our gala fundraising goal is to raise a minimum amount of $20,000 in order to purchase the custom-designed Treehouse playground piece. While it is a small amount considering the playground's total price tag of nearly $800,000, each dollar raised gets us closer to closing the gap and purchasing all of the play equipment in order to create a space where everyone can experience the happiness of playing with friends.
There are several ways to participate and join our efforts to build Hawk's Nest!
- Make a tax-deductible online donation for the playground right now.
- Donate items, services, gift cards or experiences for the silent or live auction.
- Become a gala sponsor.
- Donate a bottle of wine for the wine pull! (Bottle must be at least a $15 value.)
- Buy a ticket to the gala!
- Donate your time as a volunteer or committee member!
Contact: Melissa Harmer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 816-892-3002