Important News about our Foundation4Love Gala
If you've been around SaltyGirl for awhile, you know that each Spring we get really excited about our biggest fundraiser of the year, our Foundation4Love gala! You'll hear us talking about all the work it takes to create this one of a kind event, all the amazing people that get involved, the businesses that help propel our fundraising success... we really can't put into words how much this event means, getting all of our oldest friends and supporters together with our newest friends and supporters, all for one big party!
And here we are, in the midst of a pandemic... and we've been forced to really look at what it would mean to try to pull this off this year... and, sadly, it's just not realistic. Our care, consideration, and respect for public health outweighs any hopes for a big get together. It's the responsible thing to do, but it doesn't mean that we aren't so very sad about having to cancel it. So what could we do to replace our signature event in a meaningful way? We put our thinking caps on...
When we created Foundation4Love our mission was to provide adults battling cancer an escape to disconnect from cancer and connect with those they love. Nothing about that mission has changed... but when our gala, one of our biggest fundraising events, has to be canceled, we need to restrategize how we can provide support to some of our favorite programs like JD's Java (which provides coffee and whoopie pies for patients on the Gibson Cancer unit at Maine Medical once a month). So we had an idea, and then we thought about it, and built on it and then we figured out an amazing way to move forward this year even though the gala wasn't a possibility.
Enter our Foundation4Love Local 10K initiative! During this difficule time, we want to support Local Business as much as we can (at SaltyGirl we feel and understand the pain during this time) and also support our Local Cancer Community. So our hope over the next few weeks is to raise 10K. We have selected 10 local businesses and are purchasing $1K of product or gift cards from each of these businesses! And with these gift cards and product we will be putting together Love + Care Packages to give out to patients at New England Cancer Specialists who might need some extra TLC during this time!
So won't you join us in supporting the Local 10K initiative? We can't wait to spread love and kindness and gifts locally with the help of our Foundation4Love community! Instead of ticket purchases, this Spring we have set up our website for donations and we hope you'll consider contributing to an amazing cause!
We love you all and can't wait to start talking about the 2021 Foundation4Love gala, but for now, let's have fun and make a difference in a cool new way. Donate to the Local 10K and then share with your friends and family. Let's turn ripples into waves throughout Maine!