The Corporate Fundraiser Dinner was raised in support of TYEE’s centres for Youth Development Programmes.
ANCIENT TONGA, FANGALOTO – SEPTEMBER 27, 2018.
Over 150 people attended the first TYEE Corporate Fundraiser Dinner on Thursday, 27th September 2018 in support of TYEE’s facility for the Youth Development Programmes, which provides youth school leavers aged 18 to 29 with the relevant support services and opportunities for skills development, employment, entrepreneurship and mentorship support in Tonga. Thanks to your generous sponsorship, we were able to raise funds to support our centres for youth development programmes – YTIC and TYMC – and raise awareness among corporate sponsors of our objectives.
Thanks to our combined efforts, we were able to host over 150 people, who purchased tickets to the dinner, or provided and purchased auction or raffle items. We have also garnered support from businesses as well as individuals for future initiatives of TYEE.
This event would not have been a success without the generous support you provided to us. We deeply appreciate the willingness with which you have and continue to support our efforts to provide young people with an opportunity to gain meaningful employment, or to establish small businesses of their own.
The online and live auctions incorporated nine unique items which were proudly sponsored by Corporate Sponsors from:
which we sold a total of eight items during the event. Winning bidders of these items spent some money on them which helped raise money for the worthy cause. There was some good ole fashioned bidding experience taking place. The auction items and the Winning Bidders can be viewed online here.
We sold several of the raffle tickets multiple times for fifteen sponsored prizes which were kindly donated by the Corporate Sponsors and individuals from:
Attendees were pleased to also can drop their business cards in a bowl for the Mystery Prize Draw kindly sponsored by Roxanne, Payless Store. The lucky draw and the Mystery Prize went to the BSP Bank business card. The Sponsors Raffle Prizes and more details can be viewed online here.
“We enjoy including the Corporate sponsored items in our live auction for a several reasons: it enhances our auction with unique experiences, allows us to sell them multiple times which generates more income and helps free up our staff to focus on other areas”.