Monday, 31 December 2007 19:00
Mother Hubbard's Cupboard's 'Share the Harvest', Annual Silent
Auction and 'Cardinal Reads' fundraisers took place throughout November
and December, in partnership with Bloomingfoods. These events generated
$13,000 in revenue, helping MHC purchase three months worth of food for
our food pantry program!
Thank you to all Bloomingfoods customers and staff who 'Shared the
Harvest' and made donations. You made this event truly outstanding,
contributing a total of $5,710 to MHC! The event also received support
from the Cardinal Stage Company 'Cardinal Reads' program, with students
in grades 2-6 participating in the Read-a-thon in support of donations
to Mother Hubbard's Cupboard.
The Silent Auction hosted by the East and Near West Bloomingfoods
stores was a huge success as well. With the generous support of local
businesses, artisans, and enthusiastic community members placing bids,
MHC's Silent Auction raised nearly $7,000.
We depend on financial support from the community to fund the majority
of our programmatic expenses. On behalf of our patrons, a heartfelt
thanks to all who donated and helped promote the event, including the
student readers and the Cardinal Stage Company. Your thoughtful
contributions support our work throughout this holiday season.
Mother Hubbard's Cupboard, Bloomingfoods, and Cardinal Stage Company
honored the top 'Cardinal Reads' student readers at a family reception
after the final performance of CSC's Oliver! at the Buskirk-Chumley
Theater on December 31, 2007, also recognizing Bloomingfoods staff
members who helped make this fundraiser such a success.
- Brooke Gentile, Executive Director of Mother Hubbards' Cupboard