The Ladies' Tea Guild

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Tea party fundraiser in April for local non-profit group!

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Last year I joined a few of my tea friends here in San Jose, CA, in an unofficial group called the Friends of 13th St. Cats. We got together to plan and put on a fundraiser for a small local non-profit group, and we decided to structure the event as a tea party. It was a big success, and we'll be repeating the event this year. The first planning meeting is this weekend! The 2010 tea party fundraiser will be held in a private Victorian home in downtown San Jose, tentatively on April 10 and 11th.

The 13th Street Cats organization’s work is to use the T-N-R (Trap-Neuter-Release) approach to rescue stray and abandoned cats and kittens, get them needed medical attention like spaying and neutering, keep the adults fed and get the kittens adopted into local homes. Last year's event included a silent auction of donated items, and a raffle, and we'll probably be repeating the auction and raffle this year, depending on the kinds and amount of items we can get donated.

We can always use help and, of course, we'll need to have tea lovers attend the event! If you are interested in helping plan, prepare food, arrange donations, work the event, set up or clean up, please e-mail the South Bay Ladies' Tea Guild, or the 13th Street Cats, themselves. Details, like finalized location, date, ticket price, etc. will be posted when they are ready.

“A tea party fundraiser: you too can help a local nonprofit organization.”
13th St. Cat Rescue

1 comment:

my cup of tea said...

What a wonderful event you are planning! Sounds like a lot of fun!!

Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast,
Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round,
And, while the bubbling and loud-hissing urn
Throws up a steamy column, and the cups
That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each,
So let us welcome peaceful evening in.
-- William Cowper (1731-1800)
"The Winter Evening" (Book Four), _The Task_ (1784)