Discovery House "No Show" Charity Ball underway
(Spirit Lake)-A unique fundraiser is underway for Discovery House in Spirit Lake, KUOO's Becky Thoreson has more on the story:
The 14th Annual “No Show” Charity Ball fundraiser is underway for the Discovery House, a non-profit homeless shelter in Spirit Lake.
Board President Bob Shaw describes the concept. "Well, basically, whatever it costs you to go to a ball, we're cordially inviting you not to come. Make a list of, for example, a tuxedo cost, tickets, taxi, a babysitter, a meal, and whatever those costs add up to, that's what you'd normally be spending, but like I say, we cordially invite you not to show, but instead, send an equal amount, or whatever you would like, as a contribution to Discovery House."
He notes that Discovery House provides a safe environment for homeless adults. "Our annual budget is between 90 and 92 thousand. This year I think we're at 92.4. We serve an average of 8 people a month. That's 96 people a year."
Donations of any amount may be dropped off at Discovery House, located at 1411 Hill Avenue, Spirit Lake.
Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 163
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
For more on Discovery House click here.