December 2017: How a $10 Super Bowl Raffle Ticket Helps Fulfill Father Charles Hudson’s Charitable Mission
The Center for Hope Hospice is in the midst of our 22nd annual Father Charles Hudson Super Bowl Raffle. Named for our founder, each and every $10 raffle ticket offers a chance to win some wonderful (and coveted) prizes:
Third prize: $500 VISA gift card.
Second prize: a 60-inch LED high definition television.
Grand prize: a pair of tickets to Super Bowl LII, a generous $500 voucher towards airfare, plus a three-night stay in a Minneapolis area hotel.
But participating in our Father Charles Hudson Super Bowl Raffle goes far beyond a chance to win great prizes.
While it might seem like a nominal amount to those who participate—the cost of a cappuccino, dessert and tip at the diner—all of the $10 tickets add up to something priceless for the people those funds end up helping. The proceeds from the sale of these raffle tickets help to fund the Center’s Charitable Care Program, a program that sprang from Father Hudson’s mission to provide quality hospice care to all, regardless of an ability to pay.
In fact, the Super Bowl Raffle, along with our annual Fashion Show & Luncheon and our Wine Tasting event, plays a key role in our ability to fulfill Father Hudson’s vision for the Center as a source of comfort and care for people at the end of their lives. As a non-profit, community-based hospice organization, the Center for Hope relies on these fundraising efforts to help us provide for those in need. And, to everyone who buys a ticket, we thank you for contributing to the success of our Charitable Care Program, which last year provided nearly $3 million in free or reduced-cost hospice care at Father Hudson House.
We also thank a very special couple who make this fundraiser such a success—John and Tola Baran, who we featured in our volunteer spotlight in our most recent newsletter. Every year, the Barans donate a pair of tickets to the Super Bowl. Their donation has made it possible for the Center to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars that have helped so very many people … people who otherwise would have nowhere else to turn.
There are weeks to go before the big game on February 4, 2018 and plenty of time to get your raffle tickets. They make great stocking stuffers, gifts for friends, and of course, each ticket becomes a gift that grows into invaluable charity for others—a winning ticket beyond that of a $10 donation.
Ready to enter for a chance to win? Go here to our secure, online purchase page to purchase your Father Charles Hudson Super Bowl Raffle ticket and become part of the team of generous donors and volunteers who help the Center for Hope Hospice continue to fulfill Father Hudson’s vision for the care of terminally ill patients in our communities.
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