Cautionary action over the spread of COVID-19 has forced the Gulf Coast Kid’s House to cancel all its fundraising events through the end of 2020.
But, the organization still needs money and donations to support its mission of providing services to victims of child abuse — helping to heal and mend the emotional, psychological and physical wounds of families unraveled by trauma.
With its big local events like Chocolate Fest and Brunch & Bubbles erased from Pensacola planning calendars everywhere, the GCKH has now launched a new enterprise for fundraising that coordinators are calling the “Hope & Healing Campaign.”
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“We had a bunch of different sponsors and people who had purchased tickets and people who had pledged their support for all these events, and we needed to come up with something that would satisfy those sponsors where we wouldn’t have to give their money back,” said GCKH spokeswoman Megan Chapman.
Business, organizations and individuals who wish to help sponsor GCKH’s current and future work in the community can go to www.gulfcoastkidshouse.org to donate to the Hope & Healing Campaign.
The GCKH will reward its top sponsors by publishing, promoting and generally recognizing their contributions through its planned collaboration with local media, Chapman said.
Top sponsors’ names will be read in printed advertisements, heard on television and radio and make visible throughout the greater Pensacola community.
“We are also going to have billboards in October,” Chapman said, noting that the billboards will include displayed “Thank you’s” to GCKH donors.
Colin Warren-Hicks can be reached at [email protected] or 850-435-8680.