Fundraising is a necessity for all registered charitable organizations and Pembina Active Living (55+) is no exception. With over 270 members, six yearly events, three part-time staff and a wide variety of programs, PAL (55+) is a large and growing organization which requires a lot of resources. There are few operating grants available to non-profit organizations and so, as we grow, PAL (55+) will rely more and more on internal fundraising efforts to help us fulfill our mission.
Ongoing Fundraising Events
At many of our special events, Pembina Active Living (55+) sponsors regular small fundraisers such as 50/50 draws, raffles and sale of items. A Bingo event is planned for April.
Future Fundraising Events
Now that things are returning to normal after COVID, PAL is beginning to plan some new fundraising events. If members have any ideas for events or organizational contacts we could approach, we would love to hear from you. Contact Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Of course, once we decide on what fundraising events we want to organize, we will require many volunteers to assist with the planning and carrying out of these events. We hope that you will consider helping out. “Many hands make light work”.
Past Fundraising Efforts
Unfortunately, PAL was not able to hold any major fundraising events during the COVID pandemic. But we were able to hold some great events prior to that. Here is a sample of three wonderful events.
Food and Wine Pairing Gala Evening – September 2019
Riverwood Square on Pembina Highway and their helpful staff provided us with a memorable PAL (55+) fundraising event. We all enjoyed quite a party – the food, the beverages, the music, and fun times with friends. Who says that seniors can’t dance up a storm? And a tour of their display suite upstairs in the residence was a real treat! Many dedicated PAL (55+) volunteers helped out – taking tickets, providing directions at the entrances, taking photos, or selling 50/50 tickets during the evening.
Sisters of the Holy Rock Concert – April 2019
Over 270 PAL members, family and friends attended the “Sisters of the Holy Rock” concert. The Sisters did an outstanding job and a great time was had by all, plus we raised almost $5,000 for PAL! The audience appreciated the “Sisters” (and brothers) musicality, humour and polished performance. An event like this requires many volunteers – ticket sellers, people who put up posters, people who worked at the event as greeters, ticket sellers, ticket takers and ushers, etc.
Fundraising Dinner – November 2016
PAL (55+) held its fourth annual Fundraising Dinner at the Canad Inns Fort Garry with 140 people attending. We were very pleased to welcome Ray St. Germain as the evening’s entertainment. A dedicated Dinner Committee met over the summer months to plan this event. The business community generously supported our Dinner donating 25 gift baskets for door prizes. We added to our fundraising with the Dufresne Furniture Raffle ($2,000 Gift Card). This event took a lot of volunteer effort but reaped benefits financially and socially.