Holiday Sock Drive Strives for "Toasty Toes"
Those who have been down in our "dungeon" (where we store all our supplies) know it's can be a pretty grim place. Now it's even grimmer than usual because we have no more blankets and are scraping the bottom of a literal barrel for socks.
And that's why we're encouraging local churches, schools, and organizations to engage in a sock drive for Nightwatch during the holiday season in our "Toasty Toes" Holiday Sock Drive.
If you would like to help by hosting a drive at your workplace, church congregation, or even just among your friends and family, send us an email and we will send you a digital version of our "Toasty Toes" flier to print out and post!
May the sock collections begin!
Give!Guide Campaign Off to Great Start!
We at the two-week point since the beginning of our GiveGuide campaign, seeking to raise $25,000 by December 31--and we're doing very well!
Just how well are we doing? Fundraising gurus say that we could consider ourselves "on track" if by this time in the campaign we had raised 10% of our goal. In fact, we have raised 34% of our goal! Furthermore, if we look at where we are at in comparison with the other 143 local non-profits participating in the GiveGuide campaign, we are currently #7 in the amount of money raised (and most of the others beating us are much larger organizations than ours, e.g. the Oregon Cultural Trust and the Oregon Food Bank).
Much of our early success is due to last week's NightFest--a terrific event where we raised over $10,000 for meet both short-term and long-term needs.
Thanks to all of you who have contributed. And as this campaign is critical in funding our work throughout the year, let's see that it continues through the next several weeks with the same vitality. We still have 2/3 of our goal to make!