So We Need Your Help!
We regret to share with you that we have made the difficult decision to cancel our 16th Annual “Cooking for Kids” Dinner-Auction, which had been scheduled for Saturday, April 18, 2020.
This was not an easy decision as we weighed the impact on everyone involved - the children we serve, the schools and educators that rely on us, and you, our faithful ministry partners. As you know, proceeds from this event provide crucial financial assistance to hundreds of children in our area each year, providing the resources necessary for them to attend Lutheran elementary schools, as well as educational and instructional resources to our member schools. After initially hoping to reschedule the event for a later date, we realize that the best option would be to cancel this year's event so we can focus on fulfilling our fundraising mission in other ways, including making some auction items available for online/digital bidding. We hope you will join the online auction and be generous in your participation. Please look for more communication from us, via e-mails and phone calls, in the coming days as details are finalized.
Mark Your Calendar For Our Online Auction Fundraiser
Online bidding from April 18 to April 25. Live Auction items will follow starting April 26 to May 3.
Without you, the LESA ministry would not happen, so we ask for your support of those LESA serves by your prayerful consideration of the mission – in absence of this year’s Cooking for Kids event.
For Our Ticket Holders
If you have already purchased tickets, we hope you will consider allowing that donation to be applied to our virtual fundraiser this April, which will help fund need-based scholarships for students and educational resources and programs for our member schools and their educators in the 2020/2021 academic year, and will help fund development of those programs through support of LESA operations. However, if you wish to receive a refund, we understand. Just email or call us. And please know that we appreciate your support and hope you will keep the children and educators LESA supports in your charitable giving plans and prayers.
For Our Sponsors
To those who have committed to any level of event sponsorship, we will be reaching out to you via phone in the coming days and weeks. Again, our hope is that you will also allow us to apply your gift to the virtual fundraiser this April and that you will continue to support our mission to serve the children in our community.
To help the children, an anonymous donor has offered to match donations up to $50,000.
Please give generously.
For All Of Our Supporters
We appreciate your understanding, your generosity and your prayers as we continue to move forward with our mission during this difficult time. And if you feel so moved, your donation of any amount is greatly appreciated.
How Your Gift Benefits Our Mission