Flood Fundraising Update
Dear Sebastopol Community,
Thank you each and every one for your donations to our Flood Recovery efforts!
Our Chili Dinner Fundraiser was a huge success, we even ran out of chili (apologies to those who ended up with red wine and cupcakes for ‘dinner’) Lol. We had a huge team of volunteers, staff, board, our dear Sebastopol Kiwanis Club who put this thing together in a weeks time.
We were supported with generous donations from our local businesses, Pacific Market, Fircrest, Whole Foods and Andy’s, who donated all the ingredients for our Chili dinner. Big thanks also to the Beer and Wine donations from Moonlight Brewery, Radio-Coteau, Furthermore Wines, Balletto, and Dutton Goldfield! High Fives to our friend Kevin Russell and his band for providing entertainment, and cheers to individual donors who paid any additional costs right out of their pockets :)
So how much did we bring in over the Chili pot?
Flood Fundraising Dinner tickets plus donations made on March 8th Dinner: $9,650
In addition to this wonderful fundraising dinner our donations page on seb.org is being visited by the generous souls in our community, $24,000 from 163 individual donors!
And our gofundme page are bringing in more generous donations from our supportive Sebastopol community (and beyond!) To date we’ve recieved $3915 from 40 people in 15 days!
Our friends at the Enmanji Temple will be hosting a fundraising concert on April 5th with all the proceeds going to our recovery efforts. Keep your eyes open for more events to put us back together throughout the spring.
We are so relieved to have this amount coming in as we’ve been forced to cancel three private event rentals (in March), move 3 of our concerts, and move or cancel many classes. This affects our revenue, and the fundraisers are keeping us afloat and able to focus on re-opening. As the re-building plans shape up we will share the dreams with you, so you can see where your money is going and what we still need help with.
And when we put ourselves back together our focus is on re-opening more flood resilient, more functional, more comfortable and more beautiful for our wonderful community, for our concert go-ers, for our kindergymers, for our quinceañeras, for our young families, for our jazzercisers, for our ping pongers, for our teens, for our city council meetings and for our town halls.
Thank you again, we’ll keep you updated on the re-build progress :)