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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!