oin us for our most fun event of the year!
What is it?
The Southern Maine Workers’ Center is hosting its biggest grassroots fundraising event of the year, and we need your help! On Saturday, February 9th at 8pm, SMWC members and supporters will be gathering at the Apohadion Theater in Portland to sing their hearts out and raise money to support the core programs of SMWC, from the Workers’ Rights Legal Clinic to our organizing against Medicaid work requirements to our political education work in the community and more!
There are two ways to participate:
You can sign up in advance and fundraise online to help SMWC reach our $10,000 goal.
You can join us the night of to sing, celebrate, and help us tip our fundraising goal over the top.
How does it work?
It’s kind of like raising money to run in a road race…except your road race is a night of karaoke! Each person will commit to raising a certain amount of money. For the month ahead of the event, you’ll use an online fundraising platform to make a personalized page to tell your community why you are raising money for SMWC. Using social media, personal emails, or in person asks, you’ll be inviting people you know to donate to SMWC. To make it fun you can promise to sing an embarrassing song at karaoke or offering to let your highest donor choose your song. Members of SMWC fundraising committee will be available to support you to set up your page or think about how to meet your goal.
Sign up or donate here:
Learn more about how to get started here: https://bit.ly/2AL9iJt
To celebrate our success, we will participate in a super fun, really sweet night of karaoke singing with the broader SMWC community on Saturday, February 9th, at the Apohadion Theater in Portland at 107 Hanover Street. There will be drinks, food, and lots of charming singing. We promise.
What’s the fundraising goal?
We have set a goal of raising $10,000 with this event. This is our biggest fundraising goal EVER! It’s going to take a collective member effort to make sure we realize it!
What if karaoke is my worst nightmare?
You can still sign up to raise money and just attend the event. This is a consent-based model: no one has to do karaoke if they don’t want to!