On May 2nd, we are hosting a silent auction to raise funds to establish The Parent Co., a bricks-and-mortar family gathering place that will support parents and their young children across the Quad Cities.
Steppin’ Out for Step Up: the 2015 Step Up for Kids Auction will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 6-8:30 at the ‘Tis art banquet hall in downtown Prescott.
Guests will enjoy refreshments provided by El Gato Azul and entertainment as they peruse auction items from local organizations, restaurants and businesses. The centerpiece of the auction will be 60 Stepstools beautifully hand-decorated by local artists. These Stepstools, which Step Up for Kids has been creating and distributing for nearly 10 years, are built especially for use by children to wash their hands in bathrooms at restaurants and other local businesses. It’s our way of empowering children to learn independence, good habits and good hygiene, and to make it easier for caregiving customers.
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Step Up for Kids is embarking on a project to help strengthen families in our community: the creation of a centrally located facility in Prescott designed for parents to connect, learn and share while their children have a safe space to play. We would be honored to have your insight to help us make our project a reality.
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Step Up for Kids is a non-profit organization that works to connect and support parents in the Prescott area. We know that strong families are the foundation of a strong community, and when parents feel connected and supported, the outcomes for their children are improved.
Through this drop in center, parents will have access to community resources, information and education, including a resource information kiosk, parenting workshops, and family activities. In order to generate revenue to sustain the center, as well as make it a more attractive place to meet, we intend to create a café area in which baked goods and other refreshments are for sale.
We are in the beginning stages of this project. In addition to donating to seed this project, please stay tuned for specific asks as time goes on. We envision much multi-generational collaborative potential.
Please let us know if you are interested in supporting this project by contacting Salli Maxwell, Step Up for Kids Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (928) 458-6068. We would also like you to pass along this invitation to anyone else you believe should be involved in this project.
We look forward to working together to make Prescott a more supportive community for families.
for our event to get a foot-hold for the Parent Co.
May 2nd from 6-8:30pm
at the 'Tis Gallery Banquet Hall in Downtown Prescott.
The silent auction will feature an array of beautiful Stepstools, hand-decorated by local artisans, as well as other treasures from Prescott-area restaurants, shops and merchants. Proceeds from the event will go towards Step Up for Kids’ effort to create a bricks-and-mortar family gathering place that will support parents and their young children across the Quad Cities.
Tickets are $50 per person, a portion of which is tax-deductible. Each ticket includes hors d’oeuvres and pass-arounds courtesy of El Gato Azul, two drink tickets, a one-year membership in Step Up for Kids, and the opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind, locally crafted stepstools and other great auction items.