Hand UP Luncheon Fundraiser

Hand UP Luncheon Fundraiser

The most educational and inspirational lunch hour of the year!

The Annual Hand UP Luncheon is our most important fundraising event of the year and volunteers are needed to host tables to ensure the event is well attended. The Luncheon is a valuable opportunity for the St. Lucie UP Center to be a voice for the families we serve every day, while educating friends and neighbors about the challenges we face as a community. The luncheon includes a complimentary lunch followed by a program filled with must-hear stories from our members, eye-opening statistics, and meaningful ways we can join together to move the needle on poverty in this community.

As a Table Captain, you are asked to fill a table with 8-10 people, including yourself by personally* inviting those in your network to join you at your table for the luncheon. Inviting your contacts to the event to learn more about the work of United Against Poverty increases the potential for building additional support in the community for the mission. You will have invitations that you will write in your name at the top, so that each invitee will receive a formal invitation that is personalized. It is likely that you will need to invite 15 people to ensure that you table is filled.

Free Registration

Eventbrite is used to register table hosts and attendees. It is critical that all guests register before the event to have sufficient time to arrange for adequate catering and prepared name tags. The deadline for registration is October 19, 2017.

Table Captain Tickets

If you would like to volunteer to help share our mission with others as a Table Host, please click Register and select the Table Captain ticket type. Responsibilities include:

  • Personally inviting those in your network to join you at your table for the luncheon.
  • Filling a table of eight to ten guests, including you. This can be individuals or couples.
  • Welcoming your guests on the day of the event, and encouraging them to engage in the mission of United Against Poverty in whatever way is meaningful to them.

Attendee Tickets

To RSVP as an Attendee, please click Register and select the Attendee ticket type. Be certain to indicate your name as the captain if you register on behalf of those you invite. You may also share the link with them directly to register.

*Personal invitations are most effective when made face to face or on the phone. It is also suggested that you encourage your invitees to tour the Center at a Lunch and Learn event. This can be scheduled with the Executive Director or Development Staff by calling 772-468-8543 x 101.

Prior to the Event

This page is designed to provide you with images, quotes, and facts that you can use to encourage interest in the event via email and social media. You can use the information to remind your guests about the event and keep them engaged.

Social Media Toolkit

This toolkit has everything you need (images, quotes, and facts) that you can use to encourage interest in the event via email and social media. You can use the information to remind your guests about the event and keep them engaged.

Download Toolkit (ZIP File)
*This ZIP file includes all images and quotes below

Great Quotes To Use

  • “If you want to touch the past, Touch a rock. If you want to touch the present, Touch a flower. If you want to touch the future, Touch a life.”
  • “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create my ripples” – Mother Teresa
  • “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller.
  • “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffett
  • “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” – Ronald Reagan
  • “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Day of the Event

  • Arrive at the venue early to allow for parking, collecting your packet*, and finding your table.
  • Greet your guests and thank them for attending. Be certain to share why you are involved with the mission of the organization.
  • Toward the end of the program, when asked by the speaker, personally hand the envelopes in your packet to your guests, one at a time. Please do not distribute them until instructed to hand them out.
  • Encourage everyone to complete the envelope, even if they are not able to make a gift at the current time. They can indicate an interest in learning more, finding out about volunteer opportunities, scheduling a tour or receiving updates on the UP Center. Couples only need to complete one envelope. Set an example, by filling out your own pledge envelope.
  • Ask everyone to return the completed envelopes to you before they leave and return them to the collection basket.
  • If you have time and would like to help more, come back to the Center where we will be hosting a thank-a-thon to call everyone who made a gift that same day.

* Packet – your packet will contain pledge envelopes and other items to distribute to your guests.