Holiday Fundraising Luncheon
Each year, in early December, A Room to Heal hosts a special Holiday Fundraising Luncheon. They have been a huge success and have grown over the years with well over 100 people attending. Through the luncheon, and through the generous donations of individuals, families and businesses, A Room to Heal, Inc. typically raises enough money to cover 2 - 4 room projects.
At the event, volunteer board members give a review of the organization's accomplishments over the past year. A touching video is shown to highlight the room projects done within the year. Sometimes, a room recipient child and/ or family may share their story about how the project and the volunteers have touched their hearts. The event is planned by a Special Events committee and anyone is welcome to help. Special thanks always goes out to those who donate items to make the event so special.
Our first Oktoberfest was held in the Fall of 2011. With the help of so many fabulous volunteers and generous sponsors, we were able to create a wonderful Bavarian festival under the Big Tent at Traditions at the Glen in Johnson City, NY. Many men came dressed in Leiderhosen and many women wore Drindl dresses. The evening was a huge success and featured Spaten beer, a delicious Bavarian feast, a silent auction and live entertainment by Briedenbach the Band. Local DJ Thad kept the nearly 200 attendees delighted with sounds of Oktoberfest tunes. The evening also included contests for Bring Your Own Stein and Best Bavarian costume. Despite the fact that our community was devastated by flood waters just days earlier, our community came out and supported not only A Room to Heal but local flood victims. Proceeds from the event amounting to $12,000, and were distributed evenly to two new healing environments for area children, along with $6000 donated to purchase books for the MacArthur School library in Binghamton, which was totally wiped out by the flood. Our hope is that we will be able to bring Oktoberfest to the community each year.
Family Fun Day, Putt-Putt fore a Cause
A Room to Heal hosted their 1st Family Fun Day: Putt-Putt fore a Cause on Saturday, June 18th at Gerry Tull’s Miniature Golf Course in the Town of Maine. The event featured mini-golf for $5.00 a person, face painting, raffle baskets, a bottle and can drive, and a Balloon Man! Many came out and enjoyed the event. A special thank you to Gerry Tull’s for having us, and to Kristin Mahoney and her volunteer crew for an excellent family event.
Pajama 5K Run and Family Fun Walk
Thank you to all those participants and volunteers that came out for our 1st annual Pajama 5k and Family Fun Walk on July 1st. The PJ's were great and made the run fun to watch! We exceeded our goal with your help and raised enough to fund 4 healing environments for kids in our community.
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