2017 Installment of Festival of The Flutes Fund Raising Gala Announced
We Want To Let You Help Families In Need By Having A Heck Of A Lot Of Fun, Eating All Kinds Of Great Food And Just Having A Blast At A Totally Awesome Party!
The Festival of the Flutes (as in wine glasses) is an annual charity fundraising event that features fine food from many top area restaurants, wine & craft beer sampling, musical entertainment, dancing, auctions, raffles and for this installment, lots of cowboys and cowgirls. The last installment was "Adventure on the High Seas" but this year we go to "The Wild Wild West". Get out your hat and boots... come in a Wild West themed costume of your choice to add to the fun - be a gamblin' man or an outlaw... maybe a saloon singer or country doctor... maybe you're the Sheriff of the town.
The Festival of the Flutes is a signature event led by committed individuals, local businesses and volunteers which supports and enhances charities that make an impact in our community. You or your company can help thousands of families needing temporary assistance feeding their family, paying the rent or an electric bill, whatever it takes to get them through a tough time and put them on the path to taking back control of their lives. With Gateway, it's about "a hand up not a hand out". Publix Super Markets, Inc. has already provided a $14,000 grant to Gateway in association with the 2017 Festival of the Flutes event. Your deductible contribution will be the source of hope and love for families going through a hard time.
HOW GATEWAY HELPS, HOW YOU CAN HELP
Carol Ray (CEO and President) founded Gateway Community Outreach in April 1995, over 21 years ago, and continues to focus their efforts on addressing the needs of the hungry and homelessness in the community. The Gateway mission is to safeguard and protect our most vulnerable community members by providing food, housing assistance, referrals and intensive case management to those in need of emergency aid. Their goal is to feed the hungry, prevent homelessness and help clients reach self-sufficiency. They assist over 30,500 people each year with a staff of 4 and nearly 300 volunteers. Gateway's success is supported by the utilization of a case management system, consisting of a 90-day plan to connect clients with services and referrals (i.e.) food, bus passes, baby needs, gift cards for clothing, rent/mortgage and water bill assistance. The intent of the Festival of the Flutes will be to raise funds and awareness for this vital community service organization.
For additional information, please send questions and inquiries to WildWest2017@
John A. Brodie