The Board of Directors for the Lee County Homeless Coalition has made the decision to postpone the 16th Annual Dinner and Silent Auction scheduled for October 3, 2021 due to the impact that COVID-19 has had on our nation. As you know, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has meant that it is now vital to limit social contact and avoid gathering in large groups. To be mindful of our supporters, we have decided instead to postpone the Dinner & Silent Auction to Saturday, May 15, 2020. This decision was not taken lightly and was made because we feel it is our responsibility to help flatten the curve and not put our supporters at risk. Your safety comes first.
This event supports our mission to “to advocate, educate, and promote awareness of issues and obstacles facing homeless individuals in Lee County through community collaboration, planning, and implementing solutions.” Because this is the Coalition’s main fundraiser for the year, we encourage you to consider supporting us during our rescheduled event. We plan on sharing more information as soon as possible.
Please help us continue our work in the community. We rely on your support to continue our efforts. Please contact us directly if you prefer that we refund your ticket price or donation.
What does the Lee County Homeless Coalition do with the funding that it receives from events like the Dinner and Silent Auction? The Coalition works faithfully to advocate, educate, and promote awareness of the issues surrounding homelessness. We organize meetings, advocate with elected officials, and connect members in a network of service providers.
More than that, we support our member agencies with funding that helps them achieve their mission to impact the lives of those who face tremendous challenges. This year, the Coalition board made $32,500 in grant funding available to Coalition member agencies.
We hope that this has not caused too much inconvenience. For those of you who have been working on their costumes for the themed dinner, we plan on having the same “Superhero Hats” theme.
Again, we apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your continued efforts to serve homeless individuals and families in our community.
Janet Bartos, Executive Director