Rawls Marketing Class Raises Over $30,000 to Benefit Local Homeless Shelter
The First Annual High Cotton Affair Benefiting Tent City was held at the Scottish Rite facility on Saturday, April 20th at 7:00 pm. Coordinated by an event planning class from Texas Tech's Rawls College of Business, the event served as a fundraiser to provide operating capital for Tent City, a step-up program that provides homes for the homeless.
Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed cocktails and dinner, bid on silent auction items, and purchased additional tents, cots, sleeping bags, and other items for Tent City residents. In addition to this, the 170 guests viewed a brief video explaining the impact Tent City has made throughout its years of service. By the end of the evening, guests' purchases and donations amounted to over $30,000 in funds for this ministry.
"The First Annual High Cotton Affair Benefiting Tent City was an incredible opportunity to share a fun, social evening while providing for those in need. We are blown away with the outcome, and we can't wait to see the turnout at next year's affair," said Cristy Whitlock, one of student event organizers.
For more information on Tent City, visit http://www.linkministries.com/.