Wednesday, November 15, 2023

$80,000 RAISED!!!!

Thank you so so so so much to everyone who participated in our Annual Banquet last night - both near & far!! We had an amazing time glorifying God as we celebrated all the gains of 2023 while honoring those we lost... and preparing, Lord willing, for so much "MORE IN 2024"!! Thank you to every volunteer and staff member who worked so hard to make this event a great success!! Thank you to everyone who attended our special event when you could have let the rain keep you from venturing out!! Thank you to the City of Pinellas Park, Carrabba's, Flashpoint Productions, & all the vendors for making last night so delicious and special!! And thank you to every Table Sponsor, Ministry Partner, & Donor who rocked our world last night as well as the days & weeks leading up to our Annual Banquet!! Everyone blessed our hearts immensely with all the love & support!! I'm THRILLED to announce that our preliminary numbers are already in and we raised just over a $80,000!!!!!!! Glory to God!!! Thank You Jesus!!! We are jaw-dropped!! Our goal is to raise $100,000 by the end of January, and you guys already knocked out at least 80% of that!!! We had some very generous donations that came in from supporters outside of the area that helped us hit our Matching Gift one-time donation challenge!!! And several generous Monthly Donors at the Banquet that enabled us to hit our Matching Gift pledge challenge!! So far it's right at 50% ($40,000) that came in through one-time donations, and 50% ($40,000) pledged for 2024 as monthly donations. And we still have regular supporters who weren't able to attend last night that may enable us to knock out our entire $100,000 goal before Thanksgiving! Oh, it's fun to dream a little! Well, all I can say is, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to everyone who helped make our fundraising season already an overwhelming success!!! We are touched, humbled, and blown away all at the same time!