Hosting an Event to Support NAMI Maine
Want to help NAMI Maine's services and programs, communicate with your community, and have fun too? Producing a NAMI Maine event may be the way to go.
There are dozens of terrific reasons to hold a fundraising event, and loads of unique ideas, as well as ‘tried and true’ approaches to making an event a success. We would be happy to help you figure out the best event for you, and your community, and suggest best ways to get started. Below you’ll find just a small sample of ideas for events:
- A Dinner Party – your guests are invited to a wonderful dinner event, at a private home, or a restaurant venue that would like to help ‘support the cause’. On your menu? good food, new friends, basic information and support.
- A Walk or Run for Community Health and Fitness – or any type of Sporting event – with a focus on fun and fitness, this type of event provides a service for your whole community, parents, kids, singles, and information and speakers at the event introduce mental health as one important component of overall fitness.
- A Silent Auction (with a theme) – this allows you to invite craftspeople and artists to participate in our cause. Or if you want to zero in on a popular theme – like ‘Getaways in Maine’ you could approach eateries, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and Hotels throughout the state to make up weekend holiday packages for bidders. (and speaking of Auctions you could hold a real ‘live’ auction on a unique theme and watch as bidders get into the spirit of the evening and friends are made)
- A Promotional Store Party (indoor and/or outdoor) – Your store or business can combine fundraising with effective promotion. NAMI Maine supporters, and surf shop owners, hosted an inspired outdoor event in their parking lot in Southern Maine. Several hundred people attended, listened to good music, ‘hung out’, played with their dogs, chowed down hot‘dogs’, looked over the latest surfer products and learned about NAMI’s services and projects. What would your store or business like to promote? There have been wonderful book shop and jewelry events, ‘speak outs’, performances, author signings – add your business to the list.
Ideas for extraordinary fundraising events are almost as endless as good reasons to host one. If you think this may be a way for you to support NAMI Maine – please give Cheryl a call at 207.622.5767. We’d be very happy to help you all the way through the process.