Lazarus House Ministries hosts three Signature Events each year that are designed to raise awareness about our neighbors living a daily struggle with poverty, homelessness and food insecurity and to raise the funding required to run the lifesaving, life-sustaining programs we provide to the most vulnerable in our community.
This year our events will focus on supporting our Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen as we continue to address the needs of the increasing numbers of food-insecure families in our community.
These annual events provide the opportunity to celebrate our Guests’ accomplishments alongside our supporters, provide our community an enjoyable and safe way to connect and engage with Lazarus House and other social justice minded individuals, all while raising the funding required to continue the good works of The Ministry.
Even in a pandemic, last year’s events were a resounding success because YOU stepped up and stepped in. We are profoundly grateful to all of our sponsors, partners and attendees for supporting us. We are planning even more elevated and engaging experiences for all three events with safe protocols and social distancing.
Hike for Hope Challenge weekend – October 23-25
“LIVE” Hike for Hope Walk/5K – Saturday October 24th at 10 a.m.
We are excited to announce that this year, our Hike for Hope event will support Lazarus House Ministries’ NEW Soup Kitchen renovation and the program that provides a life-sustaining service to people struggling with poverty, food insecurity and homelessness.
ABOUT THE CHALLENGE — OCT. 23-25
Join HIKE FOR HOPE’s 2020 Challenge, a community-focused and socially distanced event, while staying physically engaged and socially responsible! This Year’s Virtual Challenge will allow us to make renovations to our Soup Kitchen and help us to continue to meet the needs of the increasing number of Guests who find themselves without meals to eat and food to put on the table for their families.
HOW IT WORKS!
Come together for an engaging Walk/Run, Jump-Rope, and Food Drive experience all in ONE Weekend, between October 23-25, 2020.
LIVE 5K Walk/Run
On Saturday, October 24 at 10 a.m., Walk or Run LIVE with us using the Charge Running App. You will be able to choose your own course, use your treadmill or simply listen to the live event.
During the Hike you will receive encouragement from a dedicated running coach and inspiration from the staff, Guests and volunteers of Lazarus House. You will be able to chat with others via our chat room, track your status, and listen to a real-time playlist curated for you all while you walk or run along with others throughout our community, together in one class, all at the same time. Just grab your iPhone and a pair of headphones, and you’re ready to go!
It’s no secret that jump-roping is an effective workout for torching excess weight and toning arms, abs and legs. Participants will receive virtual access to a 30-minute jump-roping class taught by various instructors at participating Studios in the North Shore during the weekend. Get ready to blast those calories. No rope? No Problem! You can jump rope free (also best for beginners).
Help us continue to meet the needs of individuals and families struggling with food insecurity. Collect and drop off non-perishable items (list provided) to help us provide nutritious meals to all who come to our door. The Food Drive will replenish the Soup Kitchen’s stockroom and your contributions will fund the new efficient kitchen designed to also be a hands-on classroom for our Culinary Training Program.
COMPLETE THE CHALLENGE
Every participant will receive a commemorative HIKE FOR HOPE mask and have access to a pre-Hike training program, a bib and the chance to win some fantastic prizes. You will also have opportunities to donate to directly support the Soup Kitchen and earn prizes. Gather family, friends and/or your household to create a team and an opportunity to make a real difference in lives of many children and families in need.
Partnership and sponsorship opportunities are available for companies and individuals looking to positively impact our Guests and receive exposure in the Merrimack Valley and beyond. More than ever the people and families of Lazarus House need our support. REGISTER or SPONSOR TODAY!
Lazarus House has created its very first digital version of their annual event Sharing Our Bounty. The event will be both Live and Online to benefit life-changing programs, as well as raise awareness and funds to provide support and services for families and individuals whose lives have been dramatically impacted by COVID-19. You will now be able to attend a digital version of this esteemed event and network digitally with attendees from Merrimack Valley. This event promises to be a passion-filled interactive experience with a 360-degree virtual experience you’ll never forget.
The event begins with a live Sharing Our Bounty cocktail hour or pour your favorite beverage and join in virtually and connect with others before the exciting program begins. Cocktails are followed by a program featuring a live auction and entertainment by TBD. The LIVE event will conclude with a culinary reception. More than 1,000 guests are expected to attend Live (with social distancing) and Online.
While our day-to-day and social situations have changed the way we live our own lives, poverty, homelessness and food insecurity do not stop during times of crisis; in fact, right now our guests, our community, are more vulnerable than ever. Sharing our Bounty showcases the impact that kindness, love and compassion can make in the lives of individuals and families living in the darkness of poverty. More than ever we need you to be the light and hope that restores dignity and changes lives. —JOIN US.
Our commitment to our Guests doesn’t change, but rest assured we will keep you apprised of any changes or updates due to COVID-19 or weather as they become available.
The 2020 Drive for Dignity has been changed to Monday, August 31. It will again be played at The Andover Country Club, one of New England’s finest private courses. Join us for this new experience day of golf with interactive activities along the course and your chance to win one-of-a-kind experiences. Morning and afternoon golfers will both enjoy a mid-day Barbecue on the Garden for some fun outdoor activities, gourmet hors d’oeuvres and barbecue on the grill.
There will be two rounds of golf, one with tee times beginning at 7:00 a.m. and another beginning at 12:00 p.m. The tournament will be a four-person scramble. Morning golfers will enjoy a boxed continental breakfast before the round and afternoon golfers will enjoy boxed goodies. Limited spots are available and will sell out fast this year due to a limited amount of 134 golfers. Each round (morning round and afternoon round) will have on-course activities, on course culinary delights provided by Tuscan Kitchen, and tournament winners. This will be a fun filled event for golfers and non-golfers alike in support of the life-giving programs Lazarus House provides to our Guests..
The Drive for Dignity event is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to strengthen business relationships in a relaxed setting while helping to fund critical Lazarus House programs. You won’t want to miss out!
The fee per foursome is $1,250. To find out more or learn about our sponsor experiences and partnerships contact AJ Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-267-2244.
MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2020
Andover Country Club
FORMAT: Scramble format, foursome
ENTRY FEE: $1,250 per foursome (includes green fees, cart per person, Barbecue on the Garden, Golf Goodie bag filled with apparel, water, golf balls, and much more!)
Purchase your Mulligans Pack ahead for only $15 ($20 on site)
6:30 a.m. – Registration
7:00 a.m. –Tee Time’s begin
Barbecue on the Garden
11:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
11:00 AM – Registration
12:00 PM –Tee Time’s begin
This is one of the “toughest tickets in sports” to get, but two badges could be yours through this unique Lazarus House fundraising opportunity.
This most highly-anticipated of spring rituals happen every April in the lush green hills of eastern Georgia. The world’s very best golfers arrive at Augusta National Golf Club for The Masters Tournament.
You can be part of a tradition like no other while walking one of the most beautiful and exclusive golf courses. The raffle package includes a hotel stay for two nights, valet parking and convenient shuttle service to and from the course, VIP access to The Foundry at Rae’s Creek featuring gourmet menu selections, massages, hand-rolled cigars, a premium open bar, daily pairing sheets, and official programs and mementos.
The lucky winner has the choice of using their badges for one of the following tournament round days:
Friday, April 9, 2021
Saturday, April 10, 2021
Sunday, April 11, 2021
Only 200 tickets will be sold, each for $100.
Don’t miss out! Buy your raffle ticket today, Good Luck!
Infinite possibilities and ideas – use your own passions, network and experience to raise money for Lazarus House Ministries so we can continue to care for our Guests who are struggling with material poverty and homelessness. Use your gifts and talents to support our ministries: Food Pantry, Soup Kitchen, Emergency Family Shelter, Transitional Housing, Advocacy and support, financial and budgeting education, Sewing programs & Culinary Training.