THE RUBY ROOM NEEDS YOUR HELP!
Our fall fundraiser is our one chance to raise enough money to pay the rent on our prom boutique and unfortunately, this year's fundraiser fell short. Attendance was down significiantly from past years and as a result, we were unable to meet our fundraising goal.
Did you know that our only significant expense is the rent on our prom boutique? We do not employ and paid staff and we run very lean. At our fall fundraiser, we usually raise enough money to pay for one year's worth of rent ($24,000). This year, we only raised enough money to pay for 3 months' worth of rent ($6,000).
We are now asking for your help. Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, is Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a day where you can pledge funds to support causes that matter most to you. We know that supporting low-income and foster teens is important to you and we thank you for your support over the years. We're now asking you to designate some of your 2014 giving dollars to help us keep the prom boutique open in 2015. Without your help, we'll have to close our doors in March of 2015.
A generous supporter has offered to match all donations that are pledged on or before Giving Tuesday (you can pledge at any time, using the button below). The donor will match up to $5,000! That means we have the opportunity to raise $10,000, which will allow us to keep the boutique open until we can host another fundraiser in the summer (more on that to come!).
Please help us continue to serve local teens by donating today!
We partner with Network for Good to receive cash donations. If you would like to make a monetary donation online, please click on the Donate button.
You may also mail your donation to:
The Ruby Room
P.O. Box 80612
Seattle, WA 98108
We are always looking for outgoing volunteers to fill a variety of shifts, including personal shopper. Learn more.
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OTHER GIVING OPPORTUNITIES
Here are a few upcoming events that you can attend and support the Ruby Room by shopping!
Nov. 28 (Black Friday): The Westwood Chicos has pledged to donate 10% of all sales for teh entire Black Friday weekend! If you have friends or family on your shopping list who would love gifts from Chicos (or if you're updating your winter wardrobe), please consider shopping at the Chicos in Westwood during Black Friday weekend!
Amazon Smile: If you do most of your Black Friday shopping online, consider making the Ruby Room your charity of choice on Amazon Smile and a portion of every order you place will go to the Ruby Room! We receive regular checks from Amazon Smile and every little bit helps. More info here.
Sunday, Dec. 7: Dresses for Divas Sale: Clear the Racks Edition! The biggest selection we've ever had! The Dresses for Divas Sale is a chance for us to get rid of excess inventory and sell some gowns to our supporters to make way for new dresses for our teens. The D4D Sale is very popular and you'll find some great bargains! Some dresses will be as little as $10, most will be $30/each or 2 for $50. Many of the gowns have never been worn and some sport designer labels. Stop by and find the perfect holiday cocktail dress or New Year's dress!
The D4D Sale will be from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. at our boutique. Credit cards accepted!