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Fayette Cares Announces Live Auction Drawing, Fund-a-Need at A Night of Southern Elegance

OAKLAND, Tenn., October 28, 2020 – Fayette Cares, a community-supported nonprofit organization, today announced a raffle giveaway during the virtual A Night of Southern Elegance gala, where supporters will have a chance to win the live auction item of their choice with the purchase of a raffle ticket. Live auction items include diamond earrings, Pigeon Forge and Hilton Head getaways, fly fishing adventure and more, with values up to $5,000. Raffle tickets are on sale for $100 each or 3 for $250 with only 250 tickets available. You need not be present to win, with raffle tickets available to buyers far and wide. You may purchase raffle tickets at 2020fc.givesmart.com or by calling (901) 465-3802 x223. The event will benefit the nonprofit, with funds going toward helping individuals facing financial crisis, homelessness or domestic violence.

“Thanks to our partners, sponsors and supporters, Fayette Cares has been able to continue providing supplies, shelter, resources and refuge for those in need,” said Alexandra Porto, Fayette Cares Executive Director. “COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on our community, and now, more than ever, we are excited to celebrate the great work we’ve been able to accomplish together. We are eternally grateful for the funds raised, which are critical to ensuring families have a safe place to grow stronger on their journey to stability.”

“Show Us How You Care” is the theme for this year’s event sponsored by Ring Container Technologies and many other community businesses and leaders. In addition to ticket sales and the auction, Fayette Cares has launched Fund-a-Need for its emergency shelter, which supports children, women and men in need. After more than a decade in operation, and with the COVID-19 crisis having driven even more families through its doors, the shelter is wearing out. Anyone can make a donation to this cause by donating to a fundraiser or creating a fundraiser page at FayetteCares.org/gala/fundraiseTax-deductible Fund-a-Need donations may be made online at 2020fc.givesmart.com

Tickets for A Night of Southern Elegance are still available at $125 per person, $250 per couple, $900 for a table of eight, and $1,500 for a premium table of eight. Tickets include a four-course meal, drinks, guest gifts, floral, access to mobile silent and live auctions, and eligibility for exciting door prizes. Individuals, businesses and community groups are encouraged to support the event by donating auction items or sponsoring the event, with a wide range of sponsorship opportunities available. 

For information about the event, to become a sponsor, donate auction items or volunteer to support those in need, please contact Fayette Cares at donations@FayetteCares.org or (901) 465-3802 x 223, or visit FayetteCares.org/gala

“Though the gala may look and feel different, our commitment remains unchanged – to empower those in need with solutions to end homelessness, break the cycle of domestic violence, and create stability and self-sufficiency from crisis,” says Alexandra Porto, Executive Director.

Learn more at FayetteCares.org/gala/raffle

About Fayette Cares 

Since 1986, Fayette Cares has served the community by empowering those in need with hope, independence and lasting solutions. The organization began by providing services to help break the cycle of poverty. Starting with a food pantry, clothing store and classes to build life skills, Fayette Cares focused on offering services that would empower clients to overcome their circumstances, nurture their skills and build a life beyond poverty. The agency has since grown to include comprehensive and holistic services to help homeless families become self-sufficient, aid those trapped in violent homes to find their way out, and support clients in financial crisis as they rebuild on solid ground. 

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