A menu of opportunities to help

With the holidays quickly approaching, people’s schedules are bound to become busier. At the Coalition, we are no exception. The month of November is the perfect time to tout a variety of opportunities for the community to get involved. We typically share about our events individually through Twitter, Facebook and this blog; but thought offering our wonderful readers a menu of opportunities all in one place would be helpful. We hope you’re as excited as we are about the chance to get involved and, ultimately, to help the Coalition’s men, women, and families with children.

Empty Bowls Symbolic Soup Kitchen Luncheon There’s just over a week left until Empty Bowls! This heartwarming event will take place on Monday, November 15, during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, from 11:30 am- 1:00 pm at the Sonesta Hotel Orlando Downtown. Tickets start at only $35! Visit our website or call 407.426.1259 for more information or to purchase tickets. Get your tickets today!

Holiday Gift-Giving Sign-UpThe holiday season is a special time.  Most of us look forward to spending time with family and friends, unwrapping gifts, and sharing a meal with those we love.  You can help make the holidays memorable for our clients by participating in the Coalition’s longstanding gift-giving tradition. Check out the Wish List of the most-asked-for items from adults and families living at the Coalition. We still need generous gift-givers and have extended our deadline until November 30th to sign up!  Remember – even the basics are treasures when you live in a shelter!

2010 Holiday Cards  – This year, your holiday cards can have a profound impact on you, your recipients, and our neighbors who wish for a warm bed, nutritious food, and a home for their family. Our bright and cheerful 2010 holiday cards carry an inspirational message, along with the faces and stories of real clients whose lives have been transformed by programs funded through donations like yours. Starting at only $2.00 each, these cards could be the best gift you buy this year! Click here for more information and pricing.

The Doug Spencer 15th Annual Golf ChallengeStart the year off “on par” by participating in our Annual Golf Challenge on Friday, January 14, 2011 at Falcon’s Fire Golf Club in Kissimmee. This unique and exciting fundraiser encourages golfers to break the sport’s traditional rules in a golf-a-thon and see how many holes they can play in 5 hours. This year, recruiting a golfer, who meets the fundraising goal of $1,500, earns you a ticket to our highly anticipated 18th Annual Hearts of Gold. Visit our website for more information, or register as a golfer today!

18th Annual Hearts of Gold – Our largest, much anticipated fundraiser, Hearts of Gold, will take place on Friday, April 22, 2011 at Hard Rock Live. The evening will feature an unforgettable concert by Beatlemania Now, a 60’s themed party in the fabulous Art Bar and Lennon Room, and a Silent Auction of must-have items. Get your hippie clothes ready and click here for sponsorship levels and information!

We are very excited to share this menu with you and hope it strikes your fancy!  The Coalition’s events and giving opportunities are crucial to our ability to raise funds to support programs and services that give homeless men, women, and families with children a hand up to a better life.

We could not do what we do without assistance from our generous donors and volunteers. Thank you for helping us to help others!