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Volunteers Needed For Benefit for Freedom Event

On Monday, March 18th, Richmond Justice Initiative (RJI) will hold its 2nd Annual Benefit for Freedom at Hope Church (6-7pm Silent Auction & 7pm Event). The purpose of the event is to share the amazing things that God is doing through RJI, educate people about atrocities of Human Trafficking and to raise funds to continue our work toward ending Modern Day Slavery.

Last year we held our first benefit and it was a HUGE success – it was a huge success because we had fantastic volunteers who worked tirelessly before, during and after the event. People couldn’t believe that it was our first ever benefit!

We want our 2nd Annual Benefit for Freedom to be even better, but that can only happen with the help of our dedicated, resourceful and energetic volunteers. THAT’S YOU!!
50-75 VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED BETWEEN NOW AND MARCH 18TH TO HELP WITH THE FOLLOWING:
BEFORE the Event:
  • Outgoing and energetic people to solicit donations for the silent auction (One of our biggest needs right now!)
  • Outgoing and energetic people to solicit sponsorships for the event (One of our biggest needs right now!)
  • Creative volunteers to design and create centerpieces for the tables
  • Volunteers with cars to pick up items (i.e.: silent auction items, paper goods, items from Sams/Costco)
 THE DAY of the Event:
  • 2 Volunteers with access to trailers and/or trucks to pick up tables from other locations, transport them to Hope Church and return them after the event
  • 10 or more volunteers to set up the event hall with tables and chairs (9am-12pm – Lunch will be provided)
  • 5 Volunteers to decorate the tables (3-5pm)
  • 5 Creative and energetic people to setup the silent auction tables (2-4pm)
  • 5 Responsible and friendly people to man the silent auction tables during the event (5:30-6:30) –Please wear business attire
  • 10 Water/Iced Tea servers (during the event) – Please wear black pants and a white shirt
  • 40 Servers (we will need to serve 300 people in a matter of minutes during the dinner portion of the event) – Please wear black pants and a white shirt
  • 18 people to greet, direct people, work the registration and name tag tables, work the photo booth during the event – Please wear business attire
  • 20 Volunteers to help tear down and clean up after the event
We will be holding a VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION at Hope Church on Saturday, March 9th from 1-2:30pm.
If you are interested in soliciting donations for the silent auction, please email Cynthia Garber at cggarber@gmail.com .
If you are interested in volunteering, please email justicerva@gmail.com with:
  • Your name
  • Phone number
  • Area you are willing to help volunteer in
  • RSVP for the Volunteer Orientation letting me know if you are able to come or not
I look forward to hearing from and working with you to make this Benefit a HUGE success. ~ Sandy White, RJI Staff Member

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