Fundraiser "rustles up" $37,000 to help with emergencies, employment needs.

Over two hundred “cowhands” donned their best “Boots, Chaps and Cowboy Hats” at the Partners in Hope Gala on April 5th. Together they raised $37,000 for Community Involvement Programs (CIP).

This is the fifth Partners in Hope Gala. This year’s theme was country western.  Adam West from K102’s line-up emceed the event and the band DiamondBack, a well-known, local country western group, capped off the evening.

CIP’s Employment Services was featured this year with participants sharing stories of their success in finding a job.  The stories reflected CIP’s focus on its Employment First philosophy, real people, real jobs, real wages, one person at a time.”

The proceeds from the event will help fund CIP’s Participant Fund, a special fund established to help individuals in an emergency, or those who need to visit a distant relative, or purchase tools or uniforms for a new job.  Last year, CIP’s Participant Fund assisted over 250 people through individual grants and its Holiday Wish Program.

Thanks to everyone who participated and who made the event so successful.