We are planning a charity dinner and silent auction set for December 2009. We will strive for 100% profit by having all of the food (an international buffet!) made and donated by our family and friends. Silent auction items will be donated by club members. Many of these items have been bought at warehouse and outlet sales - providing a bargain that can be re-sold for charity.
We will advertise around Queen's University and at several key locations in the community. We will also bring an academic scholar in from Toronto, who will motivate the audience to give generously by expounding upon the virtues of charity within Islam and other faiths. The speaker is willing to come to this event pro bono. The event will be held at the local mosque, but will be open to all regardless of faith. Hence, we will also advertise to interfaith groups, along with churches and synagogues. Last year, this event was a great success - we raised $11,000 and brought together people of many faiths for one common cause.
Proceeds will be split evenly between the medical clinic we are building in Pabna, Bangladesh and Muslim Hands' relief efforts in Denan.
This is what our budget looks like so far:
Charity Dinner Utensils, Napkins, Plates, Tablecloths, Drinks --- $150
Marketing and Promotional Material and Tickets for Charity Dinner --- $100