***Update (as of 03/27/2020): Gala POSTPONED. New date TBD.


Refugees Helping Refugees FIRST ANNUAL GALA

Dear Friend of Refugees Helping Refugees (RHR),

We, RHR, are excited to announce our First Annual Gala at Glendoveers on Thursday, May 28th! We are asking for YOUR support in order to make this fundraiser a HUGE success! This delightful event will include dinner, fine entertainment, special guest speakers, silent auction, and raffle!

Our goal for both this event and the year overall is to find a new home! Our refugees come from all over the world, but when they come here and to RHR, they all find themselves integrated within a single community at our center.

We hope you will consider helping us reach out goal by either becoming one of our sponsors and/or donating towards the silent auction/raffle portion of the fundraiser! With your contribution, you will make it possible for us to buy a new building that is accessible and opens up new doors of opportunities for the refugees in Rochester.

For sponsorship, regardless of the amount you choose to give, your company name will be included in our event program as a thank-you! You can choose to sponsor us through our Facebook, Eventbrite, or send a check made payable to Refugees Helping Refugees.

We are also accepting in-kind donations of goods or services for
our silent auction and raffle! To donate, please drop off the item(s) at RHR (GPS Address: 546 Oxford St, Rochester, NY 14607) anytime between 9 am – 4 pm. Feel free to make a contribution that you are comfortable with.

If neither attending the event or donating items are possible options for you, please consider making a friendly general donation or sponsor a student to come to the gala, using our Eventbrite page! There are so many ways to get involved!

Thank you in advance for your support and generosity.

Sincerely,
Refugees Helping Refugees


Gala Brochure

******DISCOUNTED TICKETS FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY*********


How You Can Participate!

Purchase a Ticket / Sponsor Us!:
1) Purchase tickets on Eventbrite
or
2) Purchase tickets on Facebook
or
3) Send a check made payable to Refugees Helping Refugees to the following mailing address: 259 Rutgers St, Rochester, NY 14607.

Donate Item(s) to Our Silent Auction/Raffle:
– Drop off donation at RHR (GPS Address: 546 Oxford St, Rochester, NY 14607) anytime between 9 am – 4 pm.

Sponsor a Refugee to Come to Our Event!:
– Select “Sponsor a Refugee!” on our Eventbrite ticket page.

Make a General Friendly Donation:
– Use either our Eventbrite page or RHR Donation Form to make a donation.


FAQ

  1. What is the Refugees Helping Refugees First Annual Gala? When and where is it?
    The RHR First Annual Gala is a fundraiser that lets attendees enjoy a delightful evening that includes dinner, fine music and comedy, special guest speakers, silent auction, and raffle.It will take place on Thursday, May 28th at 6:00 pm at Glendoveers (2328 Old Browncroft Blvd, Rochester, NY 14625).
  2. What is the purpose of the event?
    The purpose of this fundraiser to find a new home! In other words, RHR would like to buy a new building for our center.
  3. Why are you looking to move?
    We believe that a new building will allow us to expand our services and their capacity in order to serve as many refugees in Rochester as possible. Our current space is not ADA-compliant, which means it is not readily accessible for those who have disabilities. Many of our clients/students are of older population, and find it difficult to come up and down the steps that are part of our current building. Furthermore, with the additional space in the new building, we hope to create a soup kitchen, computer lab, and donations room. These new feature would further our student’s work experience skills and help them interact more with the Rochester community.
  4. Do you already have a building in mind?
    No, but we are currently in search of a new building. So far, we have $86,000 set aside for this space, and we would like to raise at least $15,000 more through this fundraiser to expand our real estate options.
  5. What is the dress code?
    Cocktail attire.
  6. How can I attend the event?
    To attend the event, you will need to purchase a ticket. See ticket prices and sponsorship level in the Gala Brochure above on this page. If you are a business/organization, consider sponsoring us and buying a table! To do either, you can:
    1) Purchase tickets on Eventbrite
    or
    2) Purchase tickets on Facebook
    or
    3) Send a check made payable to Refugees Helping Refugees to the following mailing address: 259 Rutgers St, Rochester, NY 14607.
  7. Are you still accepting donations for the silent auction/raffle? If so, what kind of items how can I donate?
    Yes! We are accepting anything for our silent auction or raffle! To donate, drop off item(s) at RHR (GPS Address: 546 Oxford St, Rochester, NY 14607) anytime between 9 am – 4 pm.
  8. What are the benefits I get by attending the event?
    1. First, you will have lots of fun! Eat a delicious dinner with our set menu! Enjoy local music and laugh to the jokes of our comedians! Enter your chances to win rare collectibles and memorable experiences in our silent auction and raffle! Meet and chat with great people who are all there to support refugees in Rochester and do so much to make the world a better place!
    2. If you are a business or organization, you can make your brand name known to whole Rochester community! Depending on your level of sponsorship, you can get your name in the gala program, an advertisement displayed at the gala, a sponsorship podium announcement, featured in all our printed and electronic event materials, or get a permanent plaque at our new building!
    3. Be a part of history! This is our FIRST annual gala ever! And we will never forget those who have helped us since the very beginning!
  9. Will alcohol be served?
    Yes, but out of respect to our Muslim community, the bar will be placed outside of the Main Room and alcohol will be served there.
  10. Are there halal food options?
    Yes.
  11. I can’t attend the event. How can I still help?
    There are still so MANY ways to help besides attending the gala!

    1. We are still accepting donations for the gala’s silent auction/raffle! Regardless of the value of your contribution, YOUR name will be included in our event program.
    2. SPONSOR A REFUGEE! Using our Eventbrite ticket page, you can choose to sponsor one of our students at RHR to come and enjoy the gala!
    3. Consider making a general friendly donation! Every bit of support means the world to us, and we won’t ever forget your contribution! Donate by clicking on this Donations Form.

If your question was not answered here, please contact Natalie at natalie.huynh@rhrroc.org.