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FREE Neediest Families Fundraising Event – Raffles, Prizes, Free Food, DJ, Face Painting, and more

December 4, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In 1921, The Standard-Times founded the Neediest Families Fund to make the holidays a happier time for underprivileged children and their families in Greater New Bedford. Since then, thousands of dollars have been raised to help families and children by providing them with warm clothes, food and gifts for the holiday season.

What is needed?
YOU! We hold an all-day prize raffle event. Items consist of hundreds of donations from local and national companies and people. We sell raffle tickets all day long and people walk away with hundreds of great prizes, all while supporting local children and families in need!

How can you help?
Come support the event, donate an item for a prize or volunteer some time helping at the event. If you would like further information, please contact Kristen Lancaster at 774-263-1412 • neediest1970@gmail.com. Follow us on Facebook @ Neediest Families Prize-a-Palooza

This is a FREE admission event and 100% of the money we raise will go to provide children and families with warm clothing, food and toys for the holidays through the Neediest Families Fund. We will provide free food while it lasts and will have over 250 prizes to raffle off throughout the day. We will have 8 separate raffle tables, a Chinese raffle table (which you will not have to be present to win), a $100 scratch ticket tree raffle, we will raffle off an iPad and a Play Station 4 and we have hundreds of prizes from local and national businesses and people! We will also have a wine raffle which was extremely popular last year and sold out quickly.

This is a family friendly event. We will have a DJ all day (Lima entertainment), face painting all day, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus and a hole-in-one contest with Oceans 18 mini golf.

We will have “celebrity bartenders” which will consist of the NB and Fairhaven City Councilors and representatives, Sheriff Tom Hodgson, Former Mayor Scott Lang and many other well knowns.

We are still looking for donations of prizes and food to serve at our event. Anyone who would like to participate can contact me at 774-263-1412 or at neediest1970@gmail.com. We also have a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/NeediestFamiliesPrizeaPalooza/ that people can “like” to check out our donors and prizes or they can contact us through this page as well.

Last year we raised $21,400.00 and this year my goal is $25,000.00. Any help you guys can give to help us spread the word would be so much appreciated!


December 4, 2016
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Seaport Inn & Marina
110 Middle St
Fairhaven, MA 02719 United States
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