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The 25th Annual Fundraiser:

After careful consideration, and with a heavy heart, we have decided to cancel our 25th annual golf and gala event which was scheduled in late July.

For both our golf and gala events, a significant financial commitment is necessary several months in advance to secure dates. Due to the ongoing pandemic, and the orders from Governor Walz which continue to prohibit large social gatherings, the auction committee did not feel it was responsible to commit funds to a gathering which might not be able to take place. While we long to see each of you and celebrate our 25th anniversary together, we understand and support the reasons which make an in-person gathering impossible this summer.

Despite our inability to gather together in July, we are asking you to consider supporting FANA with a mail-in or an online donation. FANA’s financial needs and expenses during this global pandemic have greatly increased due to the following:

  1. Providing daily door-to-door buses for employees who provide childcare for children living at FANA.
  2. Cleaning and disinfecting FANA’s facilities.
  3. Supporting school activities for an average of 50 children.
  4. Developing additional enrichment activities for children to improve their quality of life during quarantine.
  5. Providing supplemental adult meals due to longer shifts by childcare workers.

As COVID-19 continues to spread, FANA is doing everything possible to sustain its daily operations and continue to provide loving care to the children in its care and within its community. In the face of adversity, FANA has risen to the challenge and quickly adapted to the changing realities of these uncertain times. Now, more than ever, FANA needs us.

As of March 30, 2020, FANA indicated its cost of care had increased by over $16,000, and they expect their expenses to increase as the pandemic persists.

If you’re able, please consider donating in an amount you would have made had our 25th annual fundraiser taken place.

If you’re unable to make a financial donation at this time, there are other ways you can support FANA. We will soon have TWO families traveling to Colombia to be reunited with their children. Donations such as children’s clothing, receiving blankets, medicine, etc. will be sent down with those families. Please reach out to Marcia Abel if you are interested in donating items to send down with traveling families.

In times like this, we’re reminded of how interconnected we all are. Thank you for being a part of our Friends of FANA MN community. We are humbled and forever grateful for your ongoing support.