Events . . .
Shown below are several fundraising events that benefit Safe Harbor.
Baby Bottle Boomerang
The annual BBB promotion is a fun way for all members of the family to get involved and provide much-needed funding for Safe Harbor. Liaisons from local churches provide empty baby bottles to their church members. Families fill the bottles with loose change, dollars, and even checks. The bottles are then returned to the church liaisons who take them to the bank and deposit the money. This is an amazing fund-raiser that resulted in over $70,000 in 2022. If your church has never participated, perhaps you might volunteer to be the coordinator. Please discuss it with your pastor and let us know if you’d like to get involved.
Many churches schedule the event to coincide with Sanctity of Life Month in January. However, other churches and organizations begin in May to coincide with Mother's Day. Some even hold their events during VBS in the summer. The event will run all year, so it may be scheduled at any time. Last year for the first time we added an option to collect funds online through credit card donations.
Micah 6:8 Run/Walk for Life
This annual event is organized by Micah 6:8, a group of men in Pensacola, who live by the principle to do justice, love mercy, and to walk humbly before God. Safe Harbor is blessed with the proceeds from this event.
The 2023 event was held January 21, 2023. This was the best turnout ever with nearly 500 registered! Thanks to all the sponsors and participants!
33-Day Summer Challenge - 2022
To celebrate 33 years of service in our community, we held a 33-day Summer Challenge between June 29 and July 31, 2022. This was similar to our “Shine the Light” fundraiser held in the summer of 2021.
The 2022 event was called “More Than Conquerors” and we encouraged our ministry partners to join us as we stand in strength to protect the precious. Similar to 2021, individuals and teams raised funds for us in a variety of ways and we were amazed at the creativity of our participants.
In the end our teams raised just under $60,000! We are considering what events we will hold in 2023, so watch for details! We hope you will prayerfully consider joining us in an upcoming event!
32-Day Summer Challenge - 2021
To celebrate 32 years of service in our community, we held a 32-day summer challenge called "Shine the Light." This event officially ran from June 28 through July 29, 2021, but donations continued to come in for several months. In the end, we raised over $100,000!
Teams and individuals in our community raised funds for Safe Harbor in a variety of creative ways. Some held events including a "Trash to Cash" yard sale, an afternoon of bowling, an art auction, a car wash, and many others. Two teams combined their efforts and held a BBQ followed by a Bluegrass concert. A few of our fundraising teams were comprised of teens!
Many lives were impacted and we continue to hear encouraging stories.
Annual Fundraising Banquet
Prior to the pandemic, we held a fundraising dinner each spring. During this event, we gathered with around 500 people and shared a wonderful evening of excellent food, informative ministry highlights, encouraging client testimonies, and an inspiring speaker.
We were scheduled to host this event in April, 2020, but we had to reschedule due to Covid-19. This event was an online event that premiered November 19, 2020. We have had so many positive and encouraging comments. If you missed it, please use the link below to view it. You will be blessed!
Other Fund-Raising Ideas
There have been many wonderful fund-raising events benefitting Safe Harbor that have been organized and managed by our faithful supporters. Some examples of recent events include:
- A classical piano concert
- An art auction
- Pro-life t-shirt sales
- Usborne book sales
- Birthday cash donations in lieu of gifts
- Women’s Ministry / Youth Group baby showers (cash gifts and baby items donated to Safe Harbor)
If you have an idea to raise funds for Safe Harbor, please let us know.