Forgive STL2024

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Our goal is to rise

Amount Raised
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Operation STL

Mailing address:
5489 Trailoaks Dr
Blackjack MO 63033

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How are the funds allocated (Per Event)
Fundraising Needs for The Event:

Event Budget: Last year we had 500 attendees and spent $23,000 to put on the event, this year we hope to have 1000 attendees!

Photography: $500 – Cost to have photographer capture moments during the event to encourage the community.

Event Web Page: $1000 – Cost of providing an event landing page to raise support and awareness of upcoming event.

Marketing, T shirts, banners, flyers, posters: $3500 – Cost of Flyers, posters, t shirts, banners etc to promote event throughout St. Louis.

Radio/Social Media Advertising:$2500 – Budget for Advertising to get the word out to help people be aware of how we are trying to help St. Louis.

Event Planning: $3500 – Cost for hiring an event coordinator.

Johnny on the Spot: $1250 – Cost for Rest room and wash station to meet city code requirements for event.

Sound Equipment/DJ: $1300 – Cost of Equipment rental and Dj

Stage Rental - $4000 – Cost for stage rental with set up and take down.

Musicians/Hotel/Travel Expenses/Honorarium: $4000

Bounce houses/Generator Rental: $1250

Raffle Prizes: $5000 – Last year we gave out 38 gift cards and 2 big screen TVS totaling $5000 dollars including a cash grand prize of $1000. These prizes bless the community and engage people in the crowd to hear to powerful message of hope and good that we bring to the community as well as keep the people present to engage with the local non profits who set up booths to connect with the people they are trying to help.

Student Award Ceremony: $1500 – Budget to honor 2 High School students and 2 Middle School students in the community who have excelled in academics or behavior in their school community. We want to give them and award and a $250 dollar visa gift card to promote hope and positive behavior in our youth.

Food and Soda: $2000 – Budget for meat, chips, desert and drinks. We want to give the community more than hot dogs to show them How great God is!

Contingency: $2000 Budget for unforeseen needs as the crowd will be larger for this event last year we had about 500 attendees.

Insurance: $1000 – Budget for event insurance

Security: $1000 – Budget for paying security guards to be present

Fundraising Goal: $35,300
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