We need your help! The Path has only one public fundraiser each year, and it is our Harvest of Hope Banquet.
We have successfully hosted our banquet for many years; we invite the public to a nice dinner, give them an update on the progress of the shelter, and the donors get to hear and see the success of our clients and how well they have done in the program. This year, like most, we decided to do our banquet virtually.
Just like pastors who have been preaching to vacant churches, we won’t have too many in our audience at the church, but we are in high hopes you will tune in to see the broadcast. On Oct. 22, it will include our panel of Path grad speakers, “It takes a community to change lives,” and some other exciting clips from around our shelter.
I apologize deeply to those who have been so faithful to attend our banquet for many years, but I’m sure you understand. I too feel like a record has been broken and all of our lives are disrupted in many ways. I’m thankful there is still a way we can connect with you. How awful it would be if we had to cancel the fundraiser without hope of sharing with you? Just like when I give a tour, I’m proud to show off our work, and I’m just as proud to show off the success of our people and how hard they have worked on their lives.
This year the banquet is Thursday, Oct. 22, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. You can begin by registering at our website at www.pathofcitrus.org. You can register as an individual or a group. I hope and pray you will join us and support our work for The Path shelter.
DuWayne Sipper is the executive director of The Path of Citrus County, a faith-based homeless shelter. Contact him at 527-6500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.