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Celebrate the Community of Columbia Heights

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Erin Helland

THE STORY:

Friends, will you support me?  

I've pledged to raise $2000 in 4 weeks for Columbia Heights Initiative and hope you will help me keep that promise. 

15 months ago I decided it was time to better know my local community. Since then,  I've volunteered more than 300 hours to the nonprofit Columbia Heights Initiative to help those who live, work and play here to better get to know each other.  

This summer we hosted the 11th annual Columbia Heights Day that brought out 11,000 people! We also introduced outdoor Movie Nights in the Heights, will soon put on the Fall Fest block party (+ beer garden), and will bring back the Christmas Tree Extravaganza in the plaza this December.  These special events bring our diverse community together. Will you help to keep them coming? 

I've worn a number of hats - child-wrangler at the moon bounce, crossing guard to trick-or-treaters, and roadie breaking down the giant inflatable movie screen.  Yet, my most important role right now as a board member is to raise funds to ensure our vision for the future is sustainable. 

If you can get behind celebrating the community of Columbia Heights, please:

A ) DONATE $25, $50, $100 to support our mission and keep these events accessible to all

B ) SHARE this fundraiser on your social media

Thanks for your support and maybe I'll see you at our next event!

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What's the Columbia Heights Initiative? 
Over a decade ago, Columbia Heights Day was created to bring unity to the diverse neighborhood of Columbia Heights in celebration of the local history and traditions. Our mission now, as the Columbia Heights Initiative, is to further enrich the quality of life in our community by creating year-round opportunities for residents, business, and organizations to connect in a deep and meaningful way.

This year we've become so much more than a one day festival. We've taken action to build a sustainable organizational infrastructure including tripling our active volunteer corps and building a business and nonprofit network to foster partnerships and help businesses thrive. We've organized community clean-ups, hosted happy hours at our local bars, and most important to our community, we've developed 16 signature events like:

  • Columbia Heights Day (of course!)
  • Movie Nights in the Heights 
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Trick or Treat on 11th Street
  • Fall Fest 
  • Christmas Tree Extravaganza

With all these new and returning events, the Columbia Heights Initiative is sure to offer something for everyone. We take pride in making these experiences accessible to all who live, work, or play in our neighborhood. Thank you for your donation, for sharing this fundraiser on your social media, and for coming to our next event! 

Get all the details on our website, and follow us online for the latest updates:

Annual Events: cohiday.org/events

Facebook: ColumbiaHeightsInitiative

Instagram: cohiinitiative  

Twitter: @cohiinitiative

 

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$700

MONEY RAISED
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  • Erin Helland

    $50

  • The Unicorn

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Brian W.

    $10

  • Matt Smith

    $100

  • Nicole Didyk

    $50

  • Lauren Hamme

    $50

  • Laura Brunts

     

  • Surfer Neil

    $20

  • Mom & Dad

    $25

  • Alicia :)

    $25

  • Tammy

    $25

  • Mansi :)

    $20

  • Michael Hill

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Rita Bubniak

    $35

  • Chinda Tilson

     

  • Rebecca Rorke

    $25

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35% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $5,125 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

YaVonne Boyd

Amount Raised

$2,000

 

100% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brianne Dornbush

Amount Raised

$1,900

 

95% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Erin Helland

Amount Raised

$700

 

35% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Columbia Heights Day Initiative

Amount Raised

$300

 

3% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gwynne Davis

Amount Raised

$225

 

11% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Laura Haas

Amount Raised

$0

Fundraiser Title

Chickaro Martin

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Rebecca Rorke

Rebecca Rorke

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Chinda Tilson

Chinda Tilson

Erin Helland - you are a gorgeous soul! 1 year ago

Rita Bubniak

Rita Bubniak

DONATION: $35

For Lydia and Evan, and all YFU has done for them! 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $15

1 year ago

Michael Hill

Michael Hill

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Mansi :)

Mansi :)

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

Tammy

Tammy

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Alicia :)

Alicia :)

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Mom & Dad

Mom & Dad

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Surfer Neil

Surfer Neil

DONATION: $20

1 year ago