$30,000 End of Year Challenge!

POSTED: November 18, 2017 under Blog Fundraising
Photo: RCSJ board members & volunteers making calls to donors from the nearly completed new Cafe

Recovery Cafe San Jose has received a generous grant and several gifts from long-time donors to establish a $30,000 Challenge Fund for our end-of-year fundraising campaign … But we only get to collect this $30,000 if we also match it through individual donation before the end of the year!

Our Board Members and several volunteers stepped up to kick-off our end-of-year campaign last Tuesday and Wednesday with a Phone-A-Thon, calling many of our supporters and asking them to help out. Thanks to this effort, we’re already nearly 25% of the way to our goal with over $7,000 raised!

This fundraising is vital to our starting 2018 strong. After this year of construction and renovation, we’re looking forward to moving back to our home site and expanding our programs. We have a beautiful new kitchen and coffee/espresso bar, and updated classrooms and Cafe space, and want to put it all to work for our members. But this expansion will require more funding than ever.

Over the next several weeks we’ll be mailing out to our supporters and posting our progress toward the goal on Facebook. The next big push will be on Tuesday, November 28. You’ve heard of “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” as the start of the holiday shopping season? Well #GivingTuesday is the official start of the holiday charitable giving season.

You can come back here on the 28th, #GivingTuesday, to make your gift, or give anytime before the end of 2017, and your gift will be Doubled through the Challenge Fund!

You can help us online by clicking here, or by mailing your check to: Recovery Cafe San Jose, 80 South 5th Street, San Jose, CA 95112.