Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Maxine Lewis Christmas Fundraiser - Los Osos Style

This just in. Pat yourself on the back, Los Osos. And thanks to all the volunteers who made this event such a success.

It's official! The final total from the 5th Annual Needs 'N Wishes Holiday Fundraiser for the Maxine Lewis Homeless Shelter is $42,239.61. We just received the final check from the last item to be picked up from the silent auction.

A huge thank you to all who participated in this event. Whether it was your money, donated items, entertainment talent or the volunteer time you gave, we really appreciate you. And we couldn't have done it without all of you. The Shelter will put every penny of the total raised to very good use, as the need is greater than ever. And new this year, 20% of the funds raised are being set aside for building the new shelter.

We are already starting to work on next year's event. If you have some new ideas, want to donate items or have fun volunteering, just e-mail us at

And please mark your calendars for the 6th Annual Needs 'N Wishes Holiday Fundraiser right after the Los Osos Baywood Park Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade on December 10, 2011. It's the hot date in our cool town of Los Osos!

LOve Ya! Jerri, Richard, Peti, Carla and all our Special Volunteers

P.S. Start saving your coins to fill the big 5-gallon jugs!


Bev. De Witt-Moylan said...

This is such a remarkable sum to be collected essentially in one day in this difficult economy from this beleaguered community in the face of its own challenging future. Despite our political differences, the foundation of Los Osos is its heart and humanity. The few who made this event possible so the rest of us could do the easy part of simply donating our spare change are heroes in this endeavor to assist the homeless and the helpless. Bravo!

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