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Spreading Holiday Cheer: Our 2023 Festive Extravaganza for a Cause

As the year draws to a close and the holiday spirit fills the air, HRNNI decided to celebrate the season in a meaningful way. The 2023 holiday party was more than just a gathering of colleagues; it was an opportunity for us to come together, have a blast, and make a positive impact on our local community. How did we manage to achieve this? Well, we incorporated a raffle ticket fundraiser that not only added excitement to the festivities but also allowed us to give back to those in need.


Raising the Stakes with Raffle Tickets:

To kick things up a notch, we introduced a raffle ticket system to our holiday party. With every ticket purchased, not only did our members have a chance to win one of several amazing gift basket/prizes donated from local companies, but our members contributed to a growing pool of funds that would later be donated to a local charity. The enthusiasm was contagious as everyone eagerly participated, not just for the chance to win exciting prizes, but also to make a difference in the lives of others.


By the end of the night, our fundraising efforts had paid off handsomely. We successfully raised a remarkable $289 through the sale of raffle tickets. The generosity of our HRNNI membership was truly heartwarming.


Selecting a Worthy Cause:

But the giving didn't stop there. To ensure our donation made a meaningful impact, we decided to involve everyone in the process of choosing a charity. Members were encouraged to submit the names of local charities they believed in, creating a basket full of potential beneficiaries. After much anticipation, the lucky charity drawn from the basket was Safe Passage.


Supporting Safe Passage:

Safe Passage is a local charity dedicated to providing support and resources to individuals in crisis, particularly those affected by domestic violence. Knowing that our donation would directly contribute to the well-being of individuals in our community added an extra layer of joy to our holiday celebration.


A Night to Remember:

Beyond the charitable aspect, our holiday party was a blast in every sense of the word. Laughter echoed through the venue as colleagues enjoyed drinks, indulged in delicious food, and participated in a fun bingo game that allowed us to learn a little more about each other. The festive atmosphere and camaraderie strengthened our bonds, creating memories that will be cherished for years to come.


Conclusion:

In the end, our 2023 holiday party was not just a celebration of the season; it was a testament to the power of collective goodwill. Through the simple act of selling raffle tickets, we managed to raise $289 and support a local charity that is making a difference in our community. As we reflect on the joyous moments shared, we are reminded that the true spirit of the holidays lies in coming together, having fun, and making a positive impact on the world around us. Here's to more celebrations that warm our hearts and uplift those in need.



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