Raisin’ the Rent
reaps record amount
Hats off to all those who sponsored, attended, donated, organized, and volunteered to help with Raisin’ the Rent, St. John Center’s largest annual fundraiser.
That effort resulted in the most successful night in the event’s 12-year history, raising nearly $300,000 for the shelter.
“This year’s Raisin’ the Rent was nothing short of awesome. Co-chairs Kathleen and Russell Smith did an amazing job. We are so grateful for the support of the sponsors and all those who came and participated in the auctions,” said Maria Price, executive director. “But what I love most is seeing a huge event room filled with people who care for their homeless brothers. Raisin’ the Rent is fun and important.”
A short video (see it at www.stjohncenter.org
) provided a glimpse of Kirk’s journey from homelessness, to becoming employed, and now living in a place of his own.
The St. John Center housing client must have felt like a rock star when he stepped on stage to a thunderous standing ovation.
“We cheered in recognition of the demons Kirk faces, in awe of the work ethic he holds, and in hopes that he knows we will continue to be here as long as he continues on his path,” said Maria Price, executive director of St. John Center. “Kirk is a star in our eyes. So, too, are all the St. John Center supporters who make it possible for lives to change for good.”
If you missed toe-tapping tunes by The Remedy, bidding on a huge selection of quality silent and live auction items, delicious hors d’oeurves from Bristol Catering, and a chance to Fund the Mission, be sure to join us on March 2 for Raisin’ the Rent 2019.