Because normal fundraising operations have been stymied by the pandemic, Shelter of Flint has sought to find fun and unique ways to raise the funds necessary to provide shelter and to support families in our community who are experiencing homelessness.
A virtual Halloween party package is on offer from Shelter of Flint to anyone who donates, at any level, to their “A (Haunted) Home of Their Own” fundraiser.
Every dollar raised will support the services offered by Shelter of Flint, which provides a 78-bed emergency shelter for women and families, a street outreach program and permanent supportive housing.
The package, which can be downloaded with a special link, includes a video with the children of Shelter of Flint telling Halloween stories they have created, a special Halloween treat recipe, and a unique and original coloring book for children and adults.
The Halloween story video was written, voiced and crafted by children between the ages of four and 13 who are living in the emergency shelter. It tells the tale of ghostly apparitions in the shelter that the children work together to scare away.
“We are excited to offer this one-of-a-kind opportunity to virtually join the children in residence at the shelter for Halloween,” said Shelter of Flint’s President and CEO, Linda Bielskis.
“This year is hard for everyone, and this is a Halloween treat that is sure to bring a smile and maybe even some spine-tingling chills!” Bielskis added.
Tickets are available at https://shelterhalloween.eventbrite.com or those interested can call (810) 715-9201, ext. 306 for further information.
For everyone who donates to this program, an email will be sent on October 30 with instructions for downloading the party package. Simply click on the link and enjoy!
The event is sponsored by ELGA Credit Union.
Shelter of Flint has been in operation since 1983, integrating programs and services with safe, affordable housing to help low income and homeless individuals and families achieve independence and stability.
For further information about Shelter of Flint, visit shelterofflint.org.