Welcome to our nation’s Capital! The organizing hosts have done a spectacular job to ensure we all ‘Have a CAPITAL time!’ in their hometown.
This information is provided to help you plan for the GALA night of FUNdraising! We are doing some things a little differently in the hopes of enhancing the Auction experience for everyone, while increasing the FUNDraising for FAUSA. Our new status as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization will be a huge benefit going forward for our members and friends, and the FAUSA organization.
FAUSA is committed to funding a Development Grant, an Education Award (each of which are administered by The FAWCO Foundation) and our own FAUSA Annual Grant/Banner Project. In addition, we support The FAWCO Foundation Target Project. (For details on these projects, visit the Philanthropy page of our website HERE.
The Silent Auction will have a theme of Bags and Bling. Gently used or new handbags, unique jewelry pieces, accessories or handcrafted creations are encouraged.
Themed Baskets - Smaller items will be bundled into (5) five Themed Baskets (items beginning with an A, B, C, D and E (Entertainment Tonight). You can be creative with this one!
Another opportunity for FUNdraising at the Gala will be Fill Them UP: 50 envelopes numbered 1-50 with the equivalent $ amount inserted into each envelope (#1=$1, #10=$10, etc.) This method may suit those who wish to make an easy donation in addition to (or in lieu of) bidding on auction items. More than one envelope can be filled per attendee and the option to donate ANY amount exists!
The FAUSA Quilt is complete after many, many hours of handiwork by our Board member, Leslie Nelson, and Kay Miller, FAUSA-Michigan! The delicate scrolling, leaves and rosettes in the quilting are works of art themselves and create the perfect final touch to the blocks which are hand-embroidered by refugee women in the Hope Workshop, the handicraft cooperative of Collateral Repair Project (CRP). The proceeds of the drawing will go to CRP's Hope Beyond Displacement project, the current FAWCO Target Project. With a finished size of 52“ square, the `Visions of Hope’ quilt will be a stunning addition to the lucky winner’s home. Tickets to enter ($20 each or 6 tickets for $100) to win this unique piece will be available online soon …. Stay Tuned and spread the word!
Live Auction items are also in the works:
1) A wall hanging which was auctioned at the FAWCO Interim Meeting in March, has been donated back to FAUSA by the winner, Carol Lalani, FAUSA-Montana. The wall hanging contains embroidered squares made by women refugees in CRP's Hope Workshop similar to those in the quilt drawing.
2) One week stay at Club Melia Panama Canal, December 1-8, 2018 - Visit the historic Panama Canal while staying at the Meliá Panama Canal: “a luxurious five-star resort nestled within a lush tropical habitat on the shores of Gatun Lake along the Panama Canal. The resort offers exquisitely appointed rooms with sweeping lake views, a full array of on-site amenities, and plenty of local attractions and sightseeing excursions to choose from.”
3) One of a Kind Artisan Jewelry by Liz Janson, FAUSA-Boulder. Her distinctive knit wire jewelry pieces are one of a kind and incredibly light and durable. www.lizbjanson.com