The Elks Club of Delray Beach was hoppin’ on Friday night, June 19th as the Delray Beach Initiative hosted its “Back to Woodstock” fundraiser to benefit Family Promise SPBC. More than 200 people attended the event along with members of our board, volunteers and 3 of our families.
Mercedes, Esther and Oskar took the stage to talk about their experience with Family Promise. Mercedes’ message of thanks, translated and embellished by Esther with help from little Oskar, was the moving centerpiece of the evening.
Our children loved being judges of the brownie contest, helping out with the live auction, and joining the action on the lively dance floor. Several area restaurants generously contributed a big buffet. Deep thanks go to Beverlee and John Raymond of Extraordinary Charities who donated their vacation home in North Carolina, and to Gary and Sharon Rosen who offered a valuable, original, framed Woodstock poster for the live auction. Ann Paton won the 50/50 raffle, and donated back her take of $500.00.
Most of all, we want to thank the Delray Beach Initiative and President, Chuck Halberg for hosting this very fun, and completely wonderful event for us. Their community spirit, team work and open generosity set an admirable example. All of us at Family Promise are deeply grateful for their loving embrace of our mission and of the families we serve.
Sincerely, Family Promise SPBC Professional Staff
(Kokie, Elida, Ann and Jennifer)