Fundraising Out of the Traditional Box
Writer / Janelle Morrison
The staff at the local Boys & Girls Club East and West in Zionsville, Indiana have been proactively “thinking outside of the box” when it comes to fun and interesting ways to fundraise for their two clubs. The clubs provide an expansive menu of programs and sports that are geared to develop fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment and social skills.
The Clubs are excited to be the benefactors again of the “Garages of Zionsville” open house on Saturday, August 22 in Zionsville. This spectacular exhibition of cars will lead car enthusiasts on a tour of local garages and selected sites and is conveniently located within and around the town of Zionsville. The proceeds of this event will benefit the local Boys & Girls Clubs of Zionsville.
Tim Fretz, executive director for BAGC of Zionsville gave us the highlights of this unique fundraiser. “This is a great event that begins at the Boys & Girls Club East located 1575 Mulberry St. in Zionsville. The open house begins at our club at 5 p.m. and goes until 9 p.m. There will be a food truck in front of our club for people to purchase a quick and easy meal from and then they will be given a map and instructions on the other garage locations. There will be an extensive variety of cars for people to see. Chuck Maranto’s collection of 20-plus Fiats made by Abarth is a crowd favorite and Just Marketing will have their high-end executive car collection on display as well. Gateway Classic will have approximately 100 cars for people to view at their garage site and Jimmy Buff-It’s Auto Detailing will have several of their clients’ and personal collection featuring some really cool and unique cars at their detail shop.”
Fretz also shared with us another unique fundraiser that will benefit the local BAGCs of Zionsville to be held on August 8 at the soft opening of the new Corner Bakery located at 14450 Clay Terrace Boulevard, #100 in Carmel. The grand opening at their first location in the state will be on August 10.
The Unit Director, Boys & Girls Club of Zionsville-West, Sarah Webler provided the details on this particular fundraiser. “They have invited us to their soft opening for family and friends on Saturday, August 8,” Webler said. “There will be a jar for donations and all money collected from the day will go to the Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville. Our members are also invited to their grand opening on August 10th beginning at 7 a.m. Regardless of the sales that day; they will be donating an additional $1,000 to the Club. Mayor Brainard, and Blue will be at the ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 a.m.”