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.
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.