A few days ago we published a post on the West Linn Puttin’ on the Ritz event. Due to the pandemic, the StandUpGirl.com Foundation is going virtual for this event. Here’s more information from the foundation.
We are Bringing the Ritz to You!
Many of you might be asking about our upcoming “Puttin on the Ritz” Gala that is scheduled for May 7th, 2019 in West Linn. Due to the uncertainty of what lies ahead, we have re-imagined our Gala and feel pivoting from an in-person Gala Event to an Online Virtual Gala is a way we can still get together and gives us the opportunity to include our donors and supporters from all over the world.
While we are disappointed that we are not able to be together in person this year, God has continuously come through to show us that He is in control and He has even bigger plans! Our mission is so critical, and we are incredibly appreciative of you sticking with us as we have evolved from planning an in-person Gala Fundraiser to an Online Virtual Gala!
The world is very interesting at this time. We trust that great things will come out of it! We are very excited to know that by going virtual, we do have the ability to reach more around the world and for that, we are truly taking our mission around the globe!
The Virtual “Puttin on the Ritz” Gala will be held in May over several days and incorporate all aspects of the planned Gala, except you will get to relax at home with your favorite home cooked meal! Our schedule continues to include our Keynote Speakers, engaging Personal Testimonies and an Online Auction. We are excited to see how God uses this moment in history to advance our mission even further!
Stay tuned as we roll out more specific details, but this is what we have planned at the moment:
May 1st – May 14th
Online Auction will be open. Your bids will be live for 14 days and close at 5:00pm on May 14th. Each item will have a clear description, images and the bidding information. Because we are a 501.(c)(3), you may write off your bid(donation) for any amount over the value of the item and with the new IRS rules, if you itemize your taxes, your donations may be written off for 100% of their value in 2020.
May 7th, 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
Join us for our Virtual “Puttin on the Ritz” Gala. A link will be sent to you before the event and you can also find the event on our StandUpGirl.com Foundation Facebook page. Don’t worry if you can’t make it at this specific time, we will make the link available for you to watch at anytime after the “live” event. Links for bidding on specific auction items during the gala and to donate online will be made available during the Virtual presentation.
As we look to re-open our office as soon as community guidelines allow, your continued prayers help us today and even beyond this moment. If we can serve you in any way, please contact me at 503-572-7681 or by email at [email protected].
If you have any questions related specifically to the Virtual Online Gala, please contact [email protected], and Katelyn will be happy to answer your questions.
Thank you too, for your continued prayer and financial support. You are making a difference in the lives of our clients and future families to be!
Dawn Marie Perez
(you can read the full letter here)