Thank you to all who supported the Newaygo County Compassion Homes Seventh Annual Gathering of Friends fundraiser on Friday, October 28, 2022. We are so glad that so many could join us at the Dogwood Center for Performing Arts for an evening of fellowship, fun and to support our mission. We would like to share our final fundraising total, as well as a few other exciting announcements.
We are excited to share that we have not only met but EXCEEDED our goal of $40,000. In addition, to the many generous event sponsors the night raised a total of $43,100 through our live and silent auctions as well as so many generous contributions! All funds will go towards supporting the Compassion Home to ensure that our guests and family members from across Newaygo County have the best possible care while at the Compassion Home as our loved one’s search for an end-of-life solution in a caring and loving environment.
This year’s event featured a live and silent auction in addition to endless appetizers and cocktails throughout the evening for just over two hundred guests who attended this year’s free community event. This fund-raising effort was also an educational experience that included letters of support from two of the Compassion Home families read by Abi Haggart and Amy Drilling.
“This event could not be possible without the generous support of several area businesses and individuals. We are pleased to announce our sponsors for the Seventh Annual Gathering of Friends, which includes MPH Fremont, IBEW Local 876 of Mt. Pleasant, Scott Meats, Deur Speet Fremont, E&M Design Solutions, Betsy Bakeman, DDS, H&S Companies, Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial, Action Water Sports, River Stop Café, Mark and Gay Buschmann, Mellema Nursery, REMAX River Valley, Oosting Burt & Associates, LLP, Hometown Pharmacy, Gerber Federal Credit Union, White & Associates, River Country Builders and Remodelers and Blondi Blossoms and numerous champions who supported this year amazing event.
It is also vital to thank everyone who volunteered their time to make this year’s Annual Gathering of Friends a tremendous success. It takes a community, “said Ann Hindes and Cheri Spoelma, Co-Chairs of this year’s event.
Diane L. Rudholm
Newaygo County Compassion Home
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