On November 16th, 2019 guests arrived at Wychwood Barns for an intimate dinner party with a menu designed and prepared by Chef Cory Vitiello. Come Home For Dinner was a reboot of our signature fundraising event Homes For Dinner, and provided an exciting opportunity for people to come together under one roof and celebrate the feeling of home to support those who don’t have one.
This year included 320 amazing guests, live music provided by the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music, and a silent auction. Thank you to all who joined and supported our key event!
Plan a dinner party. It could be fancy dress, home cooking, or your favorite take-out. In the past, people have planned Rib Fests, Whiskey Tasting Parties, and fancy dinner in celebration of a special occasion.
Home First provides critical services for the most vulnerable in our city and we rely on donor support to help us achieve our goals. Each night we provide shelter to over 1,000 men, women, and children. You can help us provide even more housing and improve the quality of life for those who are hardest to house.
A third-party event is any fundraiser that a group or individual might hold to raise money for Homes First. When a group or individual decides to raise money, only the proceeds come to Homes First. The organizer holds all financial responsibility and agrees to staff the event. Although we actively encourage third-party fundraising events, all events must be approved by Homes First in advance.
We are happy to help you by providing guidance for your event and materials that will help educate others about Homes First.
Some things to remember about planning an event…
Your cost to run the event can’t exceed the money raised.
You need to plan to have others help you staffing the event, however, we can ask our volunteer pool if they wish to assist.
Publicizing the event well will make it successful.
Please note: Homes First does not endorse fundraising activity that is not in line with good fundraising practices or that does not fit with the organization’s values. The organizers of third-party events do not represent Homes First. This should be clear in all dealings with the public, sponsors, and supporters.