\Gina Seichter, owner of Chalky & Company- Hibbing, MN. Range Chalky Designs, will host a Paint & Sip Fundraiser for the Angel Fund in April.
“One of my main goals is to better serve my community and give back, which is why I decided that my first painting workshop as a small business owner needed to be a fundraiser for something near and dear to my heart, the Angel Fund,” said Seichter.
The in-person event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at Valentini’s Supper Club in Chisholm, which has generously donated the use of their venue for this event. Attendance will be limited to the first 25 paid participants.
“This will be an instructor led workshop. No previous painting experience required,” she explained. “I will guide you step by step, so you can go home with a completed décor piece you will be proud to say you created.”
The workshop, including all painting instruction, will also be streamed live on Facebook for virtual attendance. Message Gina for this option. There are 8 home décor painting bundles to choose from, ranging from $35-$65.
Pictures and project descriptions are listed on the FB event page and under “Angel Fund Fundraiser” on her website www.rangechalky.com. Many projects have multiple stencil choices.
Orders must be placed on the website. Credit card & PayPal accepted. Use Messenger from the website for any order questions or issues.
A portion of the funds raised through this event will go to Angel Fund.
Angel Fund’s most successful annual fundraiser “Rock For An Angel” was canceled this year due the lack of a venue and the ongoing COVID pandemic. Instead, the board embarked on its first-ever letter writing campaign.
Here is the appeal sent to hundreds of area businesses and posted on social media. Our goal is to recognize our generous “rock stars” and raise $15,000.
Fortune Bay Resort Casino is pleased to partner up with the Angel Fund to help the agency provide financial support to Northeastern Minnesota residents who are battling cancer.
“Angel Fund is ecstatic about partnering with Fortune Bay Resort Casino,” said Angel Fund Board of Director Kelly Grinsteinner. “While COVID has canceled so many activities, cancer has not been canceled and patients are in greater need now more than during normal times.”
In an effort to raise funds and awareness for the great work that the Angel Fund does, Fortune Bay has set up a promotional box near the main entrance of the casino. Guests are encouraged to put their cash out ticket in the box or leave a cash donation to assist the Angel Fund’s efforts. The promotional box will stay in place until March 31, 2021.
“With your support, Angel Fund can ensure that all cancer patients requesting financial assistance receive some,” said Grinsteinner. “We thank Fortune Bay and its patrons for helping us spread hope.”
Angel Fund is an all-volunteer nonprofit that offers financial assistance to Northeastern Minnesota residents facing cancer for expenses not covered by medical insurance.
Grinsteinner said that the Angel Fund is anticipating an increase in requests this year as medical offices reopen and more people go in for check-ups. She added that a high percentage of people went undiagnosed in 2020 because of the pandemic (i.e., alterations to medical practices and fear of contracting COVID at medical offices).
“COVID has also affected our ability to host events/fundraisers, leaving our coffers with less funds than usual,” she said. “We are trying our hardest to continue to raise funds to guarantee we can provide help to all who request it.”
Fortune Bay will provide an additional $500 to the final amount raised.
“As Kelly mentioned, COVID has really hindered their efforts in hosting their traditional fundraisers,” said Fortune Bay’s Director of Public Relations Brian K. Anderson. “The work they do is inspiring so it is our hope that this promotion can help offset some of the losses they will experience as a result of those canceled fundraisers.”