Putney Family Services Thousand Dollar Raffle A Success

The Shopper Bellows Falls, VT. Aug. 27, 2011

Putney Family Services Thousand Dollar Raffle A Success
Putney Family Services Thousand Dollar Raffle A Success

PUTNEY, VT.-Putney Family Services, which has offered child-care services to to Putney for over 20 years, recently held a "Thousand Dollar Raffle" as part of a PFS fundraiser which raised money for the non-profit organization's general operations and programs. "The purpose of the raffle was simply that of a fundraiser," Executive Director Pat Field said in a recent interview."We usually
keep the fundraisers to a minimum. We also hold an annual appeal, a stuffed bear raffle and our annual Harvest Fest.

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"With this fundraiser, wanted to create something that would be relatively easy, something that the whole Board of Directors could be involved in and something with a relatively modest goal that would enable us to be successful. I believe we succeeded."

Tickets for the raffle were sold by Board members and staff and children from the Oasis After School Program, which is run by PFS, had a lot of fun picking out the winning name of the raffle. The winner, Putney resident Michael Hornsby, took home a $1,000 prize and gave a generous, $250 donation from his winnings back to PFS. Hornsby was presented a check by the Secretary of the PFS Board, Steve Ingram.

"For non-profits such as Putney Family Services, fundraising never stops because the needs for the services we provide, also never stop," Ingram said in a recent interview. "The Thousand Dollar Raffle was something that our entire Board of Directors could easily participate in and stood a good chance of being successful. Happily, the raffle was a success and we all had fun with it."

Putney Family Services has been offering Putney children and their families for over two decades. Their family services include offering direct care for parents who need after school care, enrichment activities and various summer programs.