When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. -Rumi
Hidden River Events is pleased to announce its 2016 “Charity Challenge.”
We believe that “Love Multiplies!” The loving creation of a new family should have implications for the wellbeing of others. That’s why Hidden River Events offers the following challenge to its 2016 couples:
We are asking our couples to join us in the support of Manna Food Bank. We will make a donation in honor of each wedding couple who participates in this challenge.
If a couple agrees to donate $1 per guest to Manna Food Bank in honor and thanksgiving for each guest who attends their wedding and asks each guest also donate $5 in honor of their marriage, Hidden River Events will also make an additional donation to Manna Food Bank in honor of the couple. The couple and guests can go to mannafoodbank.org to make the donation online. Each person who donates should check the box “In honor of” and list the name of the couple. Manna Food Bank will notify Hidden River Events at the end of the season with a list of total giving for each wedding. The wedding that donated the most $$ per capita will be honored with an additional gift of a week’s stay in the “White House Mountain Vista” for a “second honeymoon” in 2017 and Hidden River will donate a $1000 in honor of that couple on Christmas Day, 2016.
If you plan to participate in the Charitable Giving Challenge, please CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK to complete the “Charitable Challenge Agreement” and email your information to Jeanne Sommer at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1, 2016. Thank you in advance for your participation. This is a wonderful way to make Hidden River and even more vibrant supporter of our local community and economy, and, based on average numbers of guests at our weddings annually, stands the chance of raising over $25,000 for Manna Food Bank.
When guests donate, please be sure to include the name of the couple on whose behalf your gift is an honor, so Manna Food Bank and Hidden River Events can keep track of the donations and properly assign the $1000 honorary donation.
Thank you for sharing our desire to bring more love to world. For every $1 donated, three (3) meals are provided for a Western North Carolina family who suffers from food insecurity. With this challenge, if everyone invited to participate were to donate $1 in honor of a Hidden River Events wedding couple, more than $20,000 can likely be collected by Manna. That’s the equivalent of at least 60,000 meals. In the 2013-2014 year, Manna Food Bank distributed 14.1 million pounds and served 107,600 unique clients. An estimated 13,000 people a week seek food assistance in Western North Carolina and just over 42% of these people are children and seniors.
For more information about Manna go to mannafoodbank.org.