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3rd Annual HIAB Fish Party Nets Major Support!

posted Aug 26, 2018, 5:23 PM by Hearts in A Box   [ updated Aug 26, 2018, 7:49 PM ]

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Our third Fish Party since becoming Hearts in a Box is in the books and we want to thank everyone who helped make this our most successful event yet! Shout out to those who helped plan and set up the event, to those who brought delicious dishes and beverages to share, and especially to those who attended and helped gather 100s of awesome box-filling products and - are you ready - raise OVER $2800 to help fill and ship our care packages this fall. 

The party was held on Saturday, August 25, under cloudy, threatening skies, but Mother Nature cooperated in the end and just a spritz of rain came.  Over 70 family members and friends, old and new, enjoyed the summer evening and a non-traditional Fish Party meal of brisket and pulled pork BBQ.  We introduced a new program at the party - Sponsor-a-Box ... and we were so happy with the reception it received! For $20, individuals or families can sponsor a box, and if they choose, our team will contact them to include the sponsor's personal message for the recipients and will also share any feedback we receive from their sponsored unit. 

This year marks a transition for this long time tradition. While the Fish Party will always be an important part of our history, next year as our Alaska fishing crew considers selling their fish camp, we will be saying goodbye to fish and hello to a new theme. If this year is any indication, no one will starve.

For supporters who sponsored a box, we will be in contact with you in September or October regarding your box so that you have time to prepare a card or letter to include as the first thing they see when they open the box. We will be running the Sponsor-a-Box program indefinitely, so if you'd like to get involved, click HERE.