Southcoast Neediest Families Prize-a-Palooza Returns on Sunday Dec. 4th in New Bedford


The Southcoast Neediest Families Prize-a-Palooza will be held on Sunday, December 4th. 12p-8p at Whaler Inn and Suites 500 Hathaway Road New Bedford. Stop by for an all day, family friendly, free admission, prize raffle event. All food and prizes are donated by local (and some national) companies. There will be over 250 prizes to raffle off throughout the day every hour, as well as the “Big Prize raffle” that goes on all day. Some of the “Big Prizes” include a week long Maine House Rental, A book of scratch tickets valued at $500 , an Ipad with a keyboard case and wireless mouse, a Meta-Quest Virtual Reality headset, A Michael Kors Handbag, a Nintendo Switch video game system, Red Sox tickets, Celtics tickets, An overnight stay at Bayside Resort, a suit from Professional Image, Avalon Spa treatments, unique liquor items such as a 19 Crimes Snoop Dog cooler and wine, a Tito’s ugly sweater set and much more.

Some of the Big Prize raffle items will be available to purchase on-line by clicking the attached link:
You can also scan the QR Code:

You do not need to be present to win but you will need to be available to pick up if you do win. Follow the event on Facebook: to stay updated!

You can also win lots of other raffle prizes including: restaurant gift cards such as Servedwell (Joe’s original, Black Whale and Cisco) cards, Lorenzo’s, Bocca, Cask and Pig, Brewfish, Dillon’s Restaurant, Lolly’s Café, Spa Larimar gift card, liquor baskets, kids baskets, handmade items, lots and lots of gift baskets, gas cards, lottery tickets and so much more…

DJ Joe Lima will be back for the 8th year and volunteering his time, there will be a visit from Santa sometime between 1p and 4p and the kids can enjoy have face painting and crafts (and big kids too!). Spin the prize wheel that goes all day until the prizes run out; that’s always a big hit!

We will have food throughout the day available for our guests. Food is donated by Joe’s Original, Pa Raffa’s, McDonalds (Kings Hway, Hathaway Road and Faunce Corner Road), GNB Voke, Dominos Pizza, MyPlace Restaurant, Palace Pizza, Little Phoenix, Ryan’s Pub, and the Salvation Army.

All money raised goes to support children and families in need for the holidays through the Salvation Army. This year they have a goal of $35,000 but they would love to hit $40,000! The Salvation Army helps out over 2000 families in need for Christmas. The money raised would help provide food, toys and clothing for between 300-400 children. This is our 8th year that the event has been run by Southcoast Neediest Families Prize-a-Palooza and the organiation has been able to raise between $25,000 and $35,000 each year!

Can you help spread the word? They are still looking for Prize and food donors for this years event. Any donor will be listed in our donor flyer and we are always willing to promote businesses by handing out business cards or any other provided materials. Anyone wishing to donate can contact Kristen Lancaster at 774-263-1412 or by emailing For more information and to stay up-to-date with prizes and information, check out their Facebook Page South Coast Neediest Families Prize-a-Palooza.

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