Holiday Cheers Party
The 22nd Annual Holiday Cheers Benefit is a fundraiser benefiting the Apartment Association Outreach, a 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to assisting residents with rent payments during times of personal emergencies or crisis. Monies raised during the Auction will help fund the Housing Departments of various local agencies including:
Each year, the Apartment Association Outreach supports these housing departments with annual payments for a total commitment of more than $56,000 per year. With the current economy, these funds are more important than ever to support our local community and the efforts of our fellow organizations.
The charity benefit is scheduled for Thursday, December 5, 2019, at 5 pm at the Kenwood Country Club, 6501 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45243. The entire evening is $70 per person with free food and beverages. If you would like to donate an item, please contact the Association office, 513 407-8612 or fill out the Donation Agreement Form. An authorized individual must sign this form. If you do not have an item to donate or the time to buy something to donate, we can go out and purchase items for you. Cash donations are acceptable, and will be used to buy items for the benefit. This is one event that will not be possible without the full support of all our Association members and the surrounding community.
Through the help of the enthusiastic Holiday Cheers Party Committee and the generosity of all donors, this is an event that will be a huge success.
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Thank you to our Event Sponsors PLK Communities and BRG Apartments for making this all happen
What All Is Happening During the Holiday Cheers Party and Benefit?
Wine Mystery Bag Sponsored by CORT and ePremium Insurance
The mystery grab bags make their return this year! Each bag includes a bottle of wine – valued at at least $20 – and a gift card to a local restaurant. You won't know what you win until you open the bag. Each bag is only $40! But hurry! There is a limited supply!
Bourbon Trail Mystery Bags Sponsored by AmRent and Rent Manager
The Bourbon Trail Mystery Bags are back too! And we are sure they will go fast again this year. Each bag contains a bottle of bourbon and lottery ticket to try your luck. A handful of mystery bags also include $50 cash! Again, supply is limited and each bag is only $50!
Rapid Raffle sponsored by HD Supply, Heritage Hill Capital Partners, and Calloway Cleaning and Restoration
The Rapid Raffle is changing this year! This year, we will be hosting one Rapid Raffle with six cash winners totaling $3000 in cash! For $10 a chance or 3 chances for $20, you could win up to $500 cash. Cash prizes sponsored by HD Supply, Heritage Hill Capital Partners, and Calloway Cleaning and Restoration.
Live Auction sponsored by
Don't miss your opportunity to bid on some top-notch, hot items including dinner and a stay in Lexington, Kentucky, complete with tickets to a University of Kentucky basketball game; lunch at Lunken Airport before a flight around the city of Cincinnati; a wagon full of liquor; and a beautiful piece of jewelry for that special woman in your life.
With over 50 themed baskets expected this year, make our Holiday Cheers Party and Benefit your one stop holiday gifts for those ‘hard-to-shop-for’ friends and family. All baskets are donated by local apartment communities. For more information or to get your community involved, contact Jennifer Illanz at BRG Apartments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Great Items Donated
Thanks to the many great donations from our members and community supporters. It is through your dedication that we are able to host such a successful event.
Where Does the Money Raised At The Auction Go?
The primary role of Apartment Association Rent Foundation is to provide Rent Assistance payments for people who cannot pay their rent due to a personal emergency or conflict beyond their control, such as illness or unexpected unemployment. Assistance is good for one month’s rent only and cannot be applied for by the same family again. Each of the following agencies we work with express similar goals and target markets:
Welcome House is a non-profit agency that works with low-income families or those in crisis in identifying and addressing various life challenges. Staff members assist in moving beyond crisis and developing plans toward maintaining stable income and housing.
The Housing Department of the Free Store manages grant funds provided to assist families and individuals in meeting their rent obligations. They also manage grant funds set aside for emergency assistance for families or individuals confronted by a presumably one-time and unique obstacle on the individual or family’s path to self-sufficiency.
How Does The Rent Foundation Personally Help People?
As an example, Mrs. K, a forty-year-old woman, called requesting financial assistance. Mrs. K has lived in her apartment for over 13 years and has supported her family working as a waitress at the same restaurant for 11 years. Six weeks ago on her way to work she became ill and went to the emergency room. Mrs. K was hospitalized for several days. She had had a heart attack and was unable to return to work for eight weeks. Mrs. K had no medical or disability insurance through her job. Having no income, Mrs. K was unable to pay her rent. Concerned about her rent and other bills, Mrs. K attempted to return to work before being released by her doctor, but became too ill. Mrs. K began calling agencies seeking assistance. Finally, another agency in the area referred her to Welcome House. Funds donated by the Apartment Association were used to assist Mrs. K and prevent her from being evicted. She has since returned to work, still without a medical release, and a social worker from Welcome House is continuing to work with her to assist her in obtaining expensive cardiac medications and facilitate a process to pay the other bills that accumulated while she was off work.
In another example, Mrs. X went to Welcome House with her husband seeking assistance in obtaining permanent housing. The couple was expecting a child and desired to settle down so that they could provide a stable home for their new family. The family chose to enroll in the Family Case Management Program, receiving help with budgeting, building and restoring credit and job support for job retention. Suddenly, Mrs. X’s pregnancy became high risk and her husband became the sole financial support for their family until the baby arrived. Because of the unexpected high risk pregnancy conditions, Mrs. X’s family was assisted financially so that they could maintain their housing.
J. received custody of his 16-year-old son this past summer. At that time, he had to move into a larger apartment. He had lived at the previous apartment for 11 years. J. worked for a home food delivery service for more than 4 years when he was let go from his job due to an accident. The unemployment claim is currently tied up in an appeal process. J. has depleted his small savings account paying rent and other necessary bills. While looking for employment opportunities, he received financial help in paying his rent so that he would not lose his apartment. He has recently secured a new employment position.