Once again exceeding all former records, the 2018 RiverWoods Exeter Gala Auction surpassed all expectations, raising $165,000 to benefit Seacoast Family Promise.
The Gala event was held at here RiverWoods on October 13 with record-breaking donations and sponsorships.
Our staff and residents donated hundreds of hours of time to make this event a great success. From the year we first opened, this community has held a fundraiser for another local nonprofit, in support of our mission to give back. Today, our community contributes hundreds of hours annually to numerous nonprofits. The 2018 RiverWoods Gala is part of a more than two-decade-long tradition of investing in social capital which has produced over $765,000 for local charities from a total of eleven galas.
Residents at RiverWoods Exeter selected Seacoast Family Promise from over 22 local nonprofits focusing on family health and well-being. Seacoast Family Promise (SFP) has been serving families in need from a range of backgrounds since 2003, helping families experiencing homelessness to find stable housing and return to self-sufficiency. Whether it’s due to a lost job, poor health of a family member, or any number of unforeseen circumstances, Seacoast Family Promise provides initial temporary housing, food and shelter. Over 92 percent of families who have gone through Seacoast Family Promise’s program have secured permanent housing and remained stable in the 14 years this organization has been operating.
We extend our heartfelt thanks to all of the sponsors, residents, staff, and volunteers who participated in the success of this event either by donating an auction item, making a cash donation, attending the event, or by donating their time and talent.