Family Promise Metrowest in Natick can’t hold its usual in-person gala fundraiser due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so it has turned its attention to a couple of safer alternatives in hopes of helping families who are homeless or are in danger of being so.
Despite federal and state efforts to prevent evictions during the pandemic, landlords feeling their own pain have kicked out tenants and the state’s eviction moratorium, set to expire in October, has come under legal fire.
Family Promise Metrowest, which offers a homeless prevention program, seeks to help people caught up in this crisis in a couple of ways.
It’s aiming to sell at least 2,000 $20 tickets in its 20 for 20 raffle, with the winner scoring $5,000. The outfit estimates the funds raised would prevent homelessness for at least 20 families. As of this writing, $8,500 of the $40,000 goal has been raised.
Tickets must be purchased by midnight on Dec. 5 and the winner will be announced at the group’s Keeping the Promise virtual holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 7pm.
That free event, which boasts a bunch of generous sponsors, features the likes of Livingston Taylor, James Montgomery, Natick High’s Retrograde is a cappella group, and Stacey Peasley.
Family Promise is also promising a silent auction to support its works.