The Friend’s of Minor Miracles Golden Angel’s Gala
A Minor Miracles special events fundraising campaign to raise capital to help the organization transition from a grass roots youth fitness and wellness service provider to a stand-alone 501 (c) 3 non-profit community based organization. We need financial support to continue to host our free public programs as well as provide programmatic support to our Astoria and Long Island City community-based partners.
The event will gather all of the friends of Minor Miracles to publicly acknowledge and thank them for their support. In addition it will help increase awareness of our services and future initiatives.
All proceeds from this Fundraising project will be applied immediately to our spring and summer free public programs which include Growing Sprouts and free Urban Learning Garden hosted by Two Coves Community Garden; 3rd annual Days of Heroes Fitness, Career Exploration, and Self-Empowerment 6-week workshop series for young adults interested in emergency response service careers; and the Global Citizenship Academy: Summer Enrichment Program.
Friends of Minor Miracles have pledged a venue for our June 10th Gala! Next, we will invite all present and past supporters of the organization to the event. We will use various media platforms to raise awareness about our project to gain new supporters.
why we’re doing it
In 2011 Minor Miracles was founded with a mission to use fitness and nutrition activities as a tool to reduce childhood obesity in youth in Astoria & Long Island City. We quickly realized that while we were teaching youngsters about healthy eating habits and exercise, we were all living in food deserts and surrounded by concrete. These environmental stressors creates barriers to long term program participation.
Since then, the organization has evolved into Change Agents within the neighborhoods we serve by helping residents and community partners engage initiatives designed to address the social inequalities that affects the overall health and well-being of the youth we serve.
Today community engagement is at the core of what we do. Our programming includes self-esteem and empowerment workshops, cultural arts projects and field-trips.