2021 Annual Fundraiser
WOMEN’SGIFT raised funds for CAHOOTS
Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets
This year we far exceeded our fundraising goal! We started with the goal of $12,000. We thought, 'let's go big!' -- and big we went. We completed our fundraiser and gifted CAHOOTS $30,500!
When CAHOOTS is notified by police dispatch, a medic and a crisis worker, trained in the mental health field, respond to situations of suicide threats, substance abuse, and conflict resolution, 24/7.
CAHOOTS has been an integral part of reimagining public safety without the use of weapons since 1989 and has saved the Eugene-Springfield community an estimated $8.5 million in public safety annually.
“Americans struggling with mental illness don’t always require law enforcement to be dispatched when they are experiencing a crisis – CAHOOTS is proof positive there is another way.”
— Senator Ron Wyden, an ardent supporter of CAHOOTS
Women’sGift May 18, 2021 Fundraiser
In lieu of our traditional annual Scrabble Luncheon, we conducted a letter campaign April 20 - May 18. All donations and raffle ticket proceeds went to CAHOOTS.
Women’sGift Annual Raffle
The Raffle drawing was on May 18, 2021, 3:30pm on FaceBook Live Women’sGift page. There were two prizes:
The first Raffle Prize was a night at the new, luxurious The Gordon Hotel in the 5th Street Public Market in Eugene, dinner for 2 at Marché, a basket of fine wine and charcuterie, a handmade quilt, as well as certificates to various shops. Total value $500+.
The second Raffle Prize was a night at Inn at the 5th, dinner for 2 at Marché, also various certificates to enjoy the newly expanded Market! Total value $450+
First Raffle Prize includes a handmade lap quilt (54x54in) made with Asian-inspired fabric
Second Raffle Prize
"Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day."
-- Sally Koch