Do you love cooking; alone or perhaps with friends? Then you might like to participate in a new initiative called Munching Towards a Million. This fundraiser is designed to raise extra dollars to help push us "over the top" in our quest for one million dollars this year, since it is likely that we will be a bit short after BAGS,BABIES & BEYOND and our other fall fundraisers like the Bake Sale, Ten Thousand Villages, and SAIT Convocation.
Munching Towards a Million is similar to the SLF's Dare to Dine initiative, or Tea (or Gin!) with Granny, which UJAMAA GRANDMAS did early in our history. The idea is that members, either individually or in small groups, would offer to provide a special meal for a price and then use the proceeds to make a donation to the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
Anything goes as far as theme is concerned. You could do a Greek meal, a progressive dinner, a cocktail party with appetizers, or a gourmet picnic or an event where you demonstrate a technique such as pastry, sourdough or dumplings for example; the only limit is your imagination. If you are interested in hosting complete the form at the link below to describe the event; minimum and maximum number of people, whether it would be in your home or the purchaser's home, per person price, time frame, and so on.
A list of the various options will be posted on the website (minus identifying info such as addresses or phone numbers) and advertised in the E-News. The intent is that the purchasers would be a UJAMAA GRANDMAS member and a small group of their friends rather than the general public. Purchasers would obtain the contact information for the hostess from the coordinator and make arrangements directly with the hostess.
The hostess will make the donation to the Stephen Lewis Foundation and receive the charitable receipt. Because guests are purchasing something, they are not eligible for a receipt. This is similar to the Grandmothers Campaign's Beds Without Breakfast initiative.
Questions? Send them to MUNCHING@ujamaagrandmas.com.
When you have an idea, submit it via THIS SHORT FORM
We are ready to receive it and start munching towards a million!