NASKARZ fundraiser event

Dec. 30, 2014

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Over the years NASKARZ has been fortunate to receive the support from many organizations and individuals. This support varied from in kind donation of parts and labour to $ donations and grants. Some of those are listed on our website

http://www.nascarzprogram.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=4&Itemid=5

 

The key to our success and longevity so far is the strong partnership foundation and an ongoing attempt to diversify our basis of support. Over time the fundraising effort was focused on pursuing grants and other funding opportunities. Everyone did it form the corner of their desk. With this direct fundraising approach we have been able to support our effort on the year to year basis, barely. We seemed to have continuously played catch up and this uncertainty created stress as well it robed us of ability to plan for the future. It also took away from our main task – supporting young people.  We realized there must be another way.

 

We decided to try and go bigger. In 2014 we started indirect fundraising by actively recruiting community champions. These community champions would help us with their passion and experience in fundraising and we can focus on what we do well, work with young people. In October 2014 we had our first cocktail party fundraiser benefiting NASKARZ and ’35 Ford project at the Roundhouse. The event Kids, Cars and Cops... what could go wrong? was a organized in partnership with Vancouver Police Foundation and proved to be a great success raising funds for 2015 session and creating new friends of NASKARZ.

Special thanks to many event sponsors (please view at www.naskarz.com), volunteers and to our community champions Nigel, Yoki, Martina, Michelle, Richard and Solleile who helped organize the event.

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    Tim and Chief Constable Jim Chu inspecting the '35 Ford
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    silent auction items
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    NASKARZ community champion and event MC Nigel Matthews
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    Martina from Vancouver Police Foundation with a friend