We are thrilled you are willing to open your home to support Project 1.27. Please follow the steps in the planning guide below. If you have any questions don't hesitate to reach out to Karen at Kwilliams@project127.org or 303.256.2874.
SET YOUR GOAL
Consider the friends and family on your list. What is an amount they could comfortably give? Stretch that a little since kids really need great families. Multiply by the number of guests, add your own gift and that’s your goal. For example, 12 guests x $100 = $1,200 + your gift of $100 = $1,300 to impact the lives of kids in foster care…and these gifts will be matched by a generous sponsor, making your impact greater at $2,600! That’s enough to provide training and support for one foster family all the way through the process!
SET UP YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE
SEND AN EVITE
1. Download the Evite image
2. Click on "Send an Evite" and upload the image
3. Fill in your party details
4. Send to your friends!
PRINT & MAIL AN INVITE
1. Download the invitation design
2. Add your information to the fillable areas
3. Print on cardstock or nice paper
4. Send to your friends!
PLAN THE MENU
Here are some recipes for comforting fall easy-to-serve snacks. Use them exclusively, add your own favorites, or change the menu completely—whatever works for you. There are also some presentation ideas to help you get your creative juices flowing.
INTERSECTIONS SIGNATURE COCKTAIL
Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider >
SCHEDULE THE EVENING
Most parties will last around an hour and a half to two hours, and most of the time should be spent socializing—you’ll probably have a lot of catching up to do! A good time to start sharing about Project 1.27 is 30-45 minutes into the party. We recommend showing one of our short videos to begin. We’ll provide other resources to help you along—your passion for Project 1.27 will go a long way in helping others see the value of providing financial support. Please note that the videos will be made available shortly before your scheduled party and remember that all contributions will be matched.
7 p.m. Greet guests —serve cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, chat
7:30 p.m. Play P127 Trivia Bingo
7:45 p.m. Show video (we provide)
Share your passion — use your own story or we can help with this — there is a sample script in your packet
Ask guests to partner with you in caring for kids
Take a group pic to send to P127
8:15 p.m.—More food and conversation— end when you like
send thank you notes
We will be thanking your guests as well but a personal note from you will mean a lot!
Need help? Have a question? Reach out!