Celebrate Life Dinner & Silent Auction

      

         Fiesta_FLYER_for_web.jpgEvery fall, usually near the end or after the “Respect Life” month of  October, Right to Life of Northeast Ohio usually hosts the “Celebrate Life” dinner and auction.  While the primary purpose of this event is fundraising, it is also a wonderful opportunity to socialize and celebrate the devotion to the sanctity of all human life by the pro-life groups and individuals that come from all over to attend this enjoyable and entertaining event.

       There is usually a theme for the event, ranging from a Caribbean beach theme to a pink & blue baby theme.  You can count on having lots of fun while supporting the causes of Right to Life and enjoying a cocktail hour, a fantastic dinner and some terrific bargain shopping opportunities.

      The biggest focus of this event is the annual silent auction.  There are usually between 120-140 items on the silent auction tables ranging from jewelry, restaurant gift certificates and toys to limited edition paintings, artwork, sporting goods and more.  There are terrific potential bargains to start doing some early Christmas shopping.   In addition to the silent auction, there are some bigger ticket items such as vacation packages, golf packages, tuition credits or more.  More information about the date, price, location and other opportunities usually becomes available at the end of summer.  You and your church or group can help with this important event in any of several ways:

 

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  1. Attend the event, and recruit your friends and family to attend, too!  It’s a fun time with great shopping opportunities.
  2. Donate items to the auction.  Do you have family, friends or business associates who would be willing to donate to the pro-life cause to raise money?  Perhaps your hairdresser, barber, grocer, etc. would like to donate items or gift certificates? Groups from your organization can get together to donate bigger ticket items such as sweepers, small appliances, luggage or more.  Donors names are recognized in the event program.
  3. Become a table sponsor or recruit table sponsors.  This is a great advertising opportunity, especially for business owners.  Table sponsors will receive all the tickets for their table (usually 8-10, depending on the location) and will have a sponsor sign on the table.   Groups, churches or clubs can do this, too, and have their organization name on the sponsor sign at the table. Table sponsors are recognized in the event program, and will receive a business card ad in the event program.
  4. Become an event sponsor or help to recruit an event sponsor.  This is a great opportunity for a business or organization to advertise to the pro-life majority of the population in our community.  An event sponsor will have their name on all event advertising, tickets, flyers and signs, will receive a full table of tickets, and will be recognized significantly at the event.  In addition, the event sponsor will receive a full page ad in the event program.
  5. Advertise in the event program.  Are you a business owner, have a home-based business, head of a club or organization that recruits, or want to advertise an event or occasion?  The event program is an excellent opportunity for this.  Track results by using a coupon in your ad, or offering discounts on products or services to event attendees.  If you are a club or organization that is recruiting, offer incentives to event attendees.
  6. Volunteer at the event.  There are many volunteer opportunities available, including cashier, auction table monitors, set up, tear down and more. 

       This important but fun event raises a significant amount for Right to Life to be able to continue in the work of promoting a positive culture of life.  Check our website in late summer for more details about this event.

 

 

 

 

 

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