Collaboration in action

Months ago, our leadership council started planning a fundraising event for January Mentoring Month.  In preparation, I emailed all the local nonprofits to see if others had events going on in January so we didn’t pick the same night and compete with them. 

After reviewing the responses, we chose Jan. 18 and shared our event date with the other programs. One month later, HCOA accidently picked the same night to hold their Stepping Out variety show. When I reminded them about our event and that we would now be competing for guests, HCOA Director Gail Edgerly quickly apologized and immediately offered to collaborate with us to make it work for both our programs. 

As a result, we moved our event to Homer High School so that people can get dinner and a show in the same location.—And HCOA provided us with some free Stepping Out tickets – so the first 30 tickets sold for our BBBS Mentoring Fundraiser will also get a free ticket to the talent show.

 We appreciate how HCOA and all the local nonprofits work together to support each other. Please join us on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 5-7 p.m. for food and family friendly fun with the Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring fundraiser at Homer High School. 

Then stay for the Stepping Out talent show at 7:30 p.m. in the Mariner Theater. Get your tickets for both events now at the Homer Bookstore before they run out.