El Molino Project Grad

$750 of $20k goal

Raised by 14 people in 5 months
Elizabeth Kaasch
on behalf of El Molino Project Grad
 FORESTVILLE, CA


Project Graduation is an annual event where the senior class can come together and spend a last night together as a class.  It was begun as a safe and sober alternative to parties the kids might plan on their own.  Since its inception 1989, there has ben no alcohol related deaths on graduation night.  We are determined to continue that important 28 year accomplishment. 
 
We have run into a big hurdle for the 2017 party.  Because of the change in graduation night from Thursday to Friday this year, our 28 year old tradition of using Scandia Fun Center s not available to us.  Our Project Grad Committee is working diligently to find anothe venue to keep our graduates safe and drug & alcohol free for the night.

On average, our Committee raises $20,000 each year to host the party at Scandia.  We ask the graduating Seniors to purchase a ticket ($75) to the party and the rest is secured through grantsand donations.  Students are never turned away if they cannot afford the ticket, everyone is included.

The Project Graduation Committeeneeds your help!  Having to relocate to a new venue and graduating on a Friday night, our Committee is faced with a much higher cost for the new venue.  Our Committee will need to raise an additional $20,000 to adjust to this change (hopefully one year only).

The importance of this program outweighs any price that we can put on it.  Myself and a growing number of passionate Committee members are determined to create a safe environment for our graduates.  We are working on creating a crowd funding site as well as several new fundraising ideas.  El Molino  Project Graduation is a 501C3 non-profit, TID# 94-3139867.   Any cash donation is tax deductible and will be used directly to pay for this event.  We are so thankful for all of the help we have received from the community in the past.  Please join us in our efforts this year, we need you more than ever.
To volunteer, please contact:  Zeena Anderson at
zraec9298@yahoo.com

Please send donations to:  El Molino Project Graduation (EMPG) at P O BOX 1365, Forestville, CA 95436

Your time and donations of any size are greatly appreciated.  This is a wonderful community, please join us in working together to give our El Molino graduates the safe, fun party they deserve.

Sincerely,

Max Ming, President
El Molino Project Grad.
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Update 4
Posted by Elizabeth Kaasch
24 days ago
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Good News! We have found a venue - unfortunately it will be out of Sonoma County so we will be renting luxury buses for the kids. This means continued fundraising. We are very thankful to the El Molino Boosters for such a large donation and to the many people that have contributed to our GoFundMe. We are still in need of money so El Molino Project is putting on a Fundraiser. Saturday, April 22nd we will be hosting a Dinner/Dance at the Holy Ghost Hall. Dinner will be served from 6pm - 7:30pm and live Music will be featured by Who's Your Daddy. For those of you that don't know this band is El Molino dads. Please join us!! For Tickets call Liz (707)889-7716 or Darlene at El Molino (707)824-6550 Option #4. Hope to see you all there.
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Update 3
Posted by Elizabeth Kaasch
2 months ago
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Hi Everyone - As of today we are still in need of a venue for Project Grad. Epiccenter has not been super easy to work with and there prices are so far out there that we would not be able to attain that in such a short amount of time. We have one possible venue but again it is more expensive than normal and to accommodate our volunteers we will have to provide extras to make this happen. Things are being booked and prices are rising the closer we get. PLEASE HELP US! We are very desperate at this point. Any amount would be gratefully appreciated.
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Update 2
Posted by Elizabeth Kaasch
3 months ago
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Well we are off to a slow start but are very thankful for those that have been able to donate - We are up to $400. If you feel like giving, any amount would be greatly appreciated. Please share post
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Update 1
Posted by Elizabeth Kaasch
4 months ago
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To is Giving Tuesday! If you feel like giving any amount would be greatly appreciated. Please share post
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$750 of $20k goal

Raised by 14 people in 5 months
Created November 23, 2016
Elizabeth Kaasch  
on behalf of El Molino Project Grad
MB
$20
Mary Bracken
23 days ago
$50
Anonymous
23 days ago
MB
$40
Mary Bracken
1 month ago
LK
$150
Linda Katzkrieger
1 month ago
DO
$50
Dawn Olson
2 months ago
JM
$40
Jenny Mountjoy
3 months ago

Go El Mo!

JK
$50
John Kuntz
3 months ago
JB
$50
Jacque Brazieal
3 months ago

Thanks Project Grad! Congratulations Graduates!

BF
$40
Barbara Farrell
3 months ago
MF
$100
Mary Fricker
3 months ago
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