Due to the recent wildfires that devastated our community, we have decided to cancel Holiday Glam & Giving 2017, our fundraising event scheduled for Sunday, December 3rd. Sadly, many of our guests and supporters have been directly impacted by the fires, including losing their homes. We are sensitive to the needs of these families (our beloved guests and supporters) and understand they need to focus their energy and resources on recovering from the disaster.
Additionally, as a key member of the community’s disaster response team, Cope Family Center has an important role in the fire relief and recovery efforts. While we are sad to not kick off the holidays with our festive event, we feel that our limited resources would be misplaced if we were to continue with the fundraiser.
Given the devastating loss experienced by our community, the demand for crisis intervention and emergency assistance services will be high well into December and beyond. It is important that we focus our staff, volunteer and financial resources towards meeting those needs. As the community starts to rebuild over the next months, we will continue to play an integral role in recovery from the wildfires.
The cost of holding Holiday Glam and Giving is approximately $50,000 plus and roughly 1,000 hours of staff time. Re-allocating those resources to assist with disaster recovery and supporting families will help us better serve the community during this difficult time.
We look forward to planning an event for early 2018 so we can come together and celebrate the resiliency and generosity of our community. In the meantime, we need your support now more than ever so we can continue our ongoing work supporting families as well as provide increased emergency assistance and support the long-term recovery of our community.
We ask now that you consider making the same gift you might have at the event. Though you will not be going home with the fabulous gifts and prizes you normally would, your donation will be a gift to our community during this difficult time.
Click here to make a donation today. You can also make a check out to Cope Family Center and mail it to 707 Randolph Street Napa, CA 94559 or call 707.252.1123 to make a donation over the phone.
We sincerely thank you all for your dedication to Cope Family Center and this cherished event. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Development Department at 707.252.1123 or firstname.lastname@example.org.