Giving Thanks for a Successful Plant a Seed
The Friends of Bridging For Tomorrow hosted this year’s Plant a Seed gala on Friday, February 22 at Northgate Country Club. Our first annual fundraiser took place in 2016 and we have come a long way since then. This year, we raised more than $180,000 making this our most successful Plant a Seed yet! The funds raised at this event will help support our programs, enabling us to continue investing in families and developing leaders.
This event would not have been possible without the generosity of our donors, sponsors, underwriters, and community partners. A portion of the money raised came from a live auction of 12 art pieces created by the talented students at Klein Forest High School. The theme for this year’s art was, “Selfless.” Their art represented a variety of selfless acts and ideas including motherhood, community service, and caring for the environment. Every year, we are inspired by the students’ creativity and generosity.
For the first time, we had the opportunity to honor two of our outstanding volunteers at the event: Donna Snyder and Rick Nance, who is fondly known around Bridging For Tomorrow as “Mr. Rick.” Both have volunteered faithfully with us for many years in a variety of capacities. Their biggest impact comes through the relationships they have been cultivating with the kids in our programs, but they’re also always willing to lend a hand when we need help in our Food Pantry or with one of our partnering schools. Our mission would not be possible without volunteers like them.
Plant a Seed was certainly a special night in which we had the opportunity to share our mission and vision with new people as well as celebrate all that God has done in and through our organization.