MUM’s Bold Initiative: The Non-Event Fundraiser of the Year – Help Us Reach Our $25,000 Goal!

MUM has held an annual gala in the fall for many years. Although they have been enjoyable for attendees and successful for us, they have their limitations. For one thing, given most people’s busy lives there are many who are unable to attend. Then there are the logistics. Any gala requires a lot of planning, preparation, and that means calling upon our volunteers who are already doing so much for MUM and our clients. Last but not least, there is the cost, not just for MUM, but to attendees.

Although galas can make for an enjoyable evening, our friends, donors, and patrons know that MUM does everything we can to channel all our focus, attention, and resources—minimal staff, volunteers, donations of food, services and money—on our mission of serving our clients in Montgomery County to help them makes ends meet.

So, for all those reasons, this year we are trying something new. MUM is proud to announce: MUM 2018 Non-Event Fundraiser of the Year with a goal of raising $25,000 by October 20.

Here is an estimate of the money that MUM is GOING TO SAVE YOU on our Non-Event Fundraiser of the Year:

Two Tickets$70.00
New men’s dress shoes$85.00
Cute new designer dress for her$150.00
Transportation to and from$25.00
Raffle Tickets$60.00
Silent Auction bidding on that wine basket or wireless headphones$110.00
That’s a savings of$500!

What we are asking you to do is stay home, relax, and take the money you would have spent on attending a gala and donate it to MUM before our Non-Event Fundraiser date of October 20, 2018.

The Details:

What:MUM 2018 Non-Event Fundraiser of the Year
When:Going on NOW with a goal of raising $25,000 by October 20, 2018!
Where:From the convenience of your home, office, local coffee shop, park bench, anywhere comfortable for you to take a few minutes to donate
Dress Code:Whatever you are wearing wherever you are

How to Donate:

Donate Online:

Donate below here on MUMHELP.ORG and track our progress

Mail a check made payable to Mid-County United Ministries to:

Mid-County United Ministries
P.O. Box 1924
Silver Spring, Maryland 20915

Thank you in advance for “attending” our 2018 Non-Event Fundraiser of the Year. After all, it’s just one evening for us, but those contributions can go so much further for our neighbors in need.


About Steven J. Caplan

Steven J. Caplan is a freelance writer in the Washington, DC area.