Question #1: Which of the following do you associate with Empty Arms?
- Invaluable support groups that help bereaved families
- Amazing parents helping other parents
- A far reaching network of families that understand each other
- A really fun trivia night
- All of the above
Though it may surprise you, the answer is “5”. That’s right, Empty Arms is putting on its first annual trivia night fundraiser this Saturday, October 10th at the Holyoke Canoe Club. This event, which falls in the middle of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, will be an opportunity to gather our wider community together for an evening of fun, companionship, and fierce competition that will ultimately benefit Empty Arms and the families we serve.
Here’s how it works:
People rally their friends and families and sign up for a table for 10 (or sign up individually and we can find a table for you).
Each table brings its own lavish feast (including adult beverages) to enjoy before we test your knowledge. Potluck and BYOB means low cost, great food, and super fun!
Your table attempts to answer as many questions as it can in different rounds. Most questions are read aloud with your table discussing and recording answers on paper (to be graded and scored after each round).
You win more honor and glory than you can possibly imagine (if you win, that is)
Empty Arms wins and is able to help families even more.
In addition to the trivia, there will be a raffle for some wonderful donated items on display. Also, if you don’t succeed at trivia, you could always win a prize for the most scrumptious dish, meal, or beverage.
Information on Registration
Tables for up to 10 can be purchased for $150. You can then sell your seats to friends and family for $15/head. We will be selling tables on a first come, first serve basis, and we are limited to 15 tables so please make your reservations ASAP! If you have extra seats at your table, please let us know as soon as you can (for example, if you only have 8 people at your table) and we will fill your spots with “extra people”. On the flip side if you’d like to participate but don’t feel you have the ability to pull together a table please let us know and we’ll try to find you a spot at someone else’s table.
Who do I contact?
Email Greg Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org with your table reservation. Within a week of your reservation, we’ll need a check made out to EMPTY ARMS BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT to hold your table. If you want to sign up as an individual, please email Greg and we’ll put your name on a wait list to fill openings at other tables.
What are some other ways I can help?
We need lots of help with our raffle. We’re asking our community to donate items, and for volunteers to help set up and host the raffle tables on the evening of the event. If you have items you can donate, things you can make, or want to try to solicit donations of gift certificates or items to raffle off, please contact raffle coordinator Haley Tyree at email@example.com
We also need help in the following areas:
- A creative volunteer to coordinate the tables– we’ll need tablecloths and centerpieces for each table
- A few non-trivia team members to help with the scoring
- An enthusiastic people-person to walk around and sell arms-lengths of raffle tickets to all in attendance
Please think about a way that you can engage yourself in our community by helping out! This is sure to be a super fun evening, and we are really looking forward to having you there to share in the fun and friendship.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.
Charlotte Amelia’s dad, Empty Arms Board member