Examples of Fundraising

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The New York Club of Colony Cove recently held a fund raiser for Adopt a Family. The group served up a Chicken and Biscuit Dinner which brought out residents and snow birds galore.

They also sold raffle tickets and held a silent auction with items donated by local merchants. At the end of the event, they presented Adopt a Family with a check for over $1,000.

HOGS Run a Sweet 2 for 1 Raffle for Adopt a Family Manatee

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Adopt a Family Manatee has many friends who have helped us out over the years. The Manatee Florida chapter of Harley-Davidson Owners Group (HOG) chose a particularly sweet way to do so, last Christmas.

Over six weeks, HOG ran a 2 for 1 raffle out of the local Harley-Davidson dealer at 624 67th Street Circle East in Bradenton. The raffle was set up so the owner of the winning ticket would collect half of the money and the remaining half would go to Adopt a Family.

The day of the close of the raffle, Adopt a Family Board Member Patti Peotter-Bettes drew the winning ticket. The winner, Robert Sweet of Myakka City further “sweetened” the deal by donating half of his winnings to Adopt a Family. Through the generosity of HOG and Mr. Sweet, Adopt a Family received a check for $1285 which was used to purchase clothing, books and toys for the children we serve.

A big thanks goes out to HOG from Adopt a Family!