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Raffle to Portugal to Benefit Second Helpings

Escape to Fuseta, Algarve Coast of Portugal!
Just 300 tickets will be sold! $100 each

Link to buy tickets:  https://secondhelpings.z2systems.com/donation.jsp?campaign=52&

Purchase tickets today to win a week’s stay in a condo in Fuseta, Portugal plus $2000 towards airfare.  Your email confirmation is your receipt.  

Your Prize: Win a week’s stay for up to four people in a condo overlooking the sea in the old fisherman’s town of Fuseta on the Algarve Coast of Portugal. Plus, Second Helpings will provide $2,000 towards airfare and cleaning fees.  All other costs are the responsibility of the raffle winner.
Accommodation: The two-bedroom (master has a double bed and the guest bedroom has two single beds) condo makes the most of the panoramic views with wall to floor windows overlooking the sea. It has two baths, a small kitchen and dining area, access to a rooftop terrace, and access to a shared indoor pool. This penthouse condo overlooks the ocean and Ria Formosa Natural Park.
The Area: Fuseta is on the Algarve Coast, about 30 minutes from Tavira, known as one of the “most charming towns” in the Algarve region.  It is a “delightful mix of traditional Portuguese heritage with deep-rooted Moorish influences.”  There are cobbled streets, tiled houses, wonderful golf courses, and pristine beach.  From Fuseta, a train and short ferry ride will take you to Seville, Spain if you want to extend your trip.

Things to Do: Relax on the beach, watch fishermen bring in their catch, enjoy the wine (some consider it the national drink), or take a short boat ride to the Ria Formosa Natural Park, home to the largest seahorse population in the world. These are all on the must-do list. Add to that the bird-watching. Ornithologists come from all over the world to see the storks, purple herons, yellow-legged gulls, purple swamp hens, and many more to be found on the Algarve Coast.
Getting There: It is 4,000 miles from Savannah to Faro, Portugal. Most flights out of Savannah to Faro involve going to Lisbon, Vienna or Brussels and then on to Faro. Lufthansa, Air Canada, and other popular airlines fly to Faro. Expect about 17 hours to make the trip. Second Helpings is providing $2,000 towards airfare. From Faro, take a train to Fuseta, about 15 miles away.
Weather: If temperatures in the 60s or 70s appeal to you, the Algarve Coast will too! July is the hottest month on the Algarve Coast with an average temperature of 74 degrees. The coldest is January at 54 degrees. Expect lots of sunshine as the Algarve region gets 300 days of sunshine a year.

Prize Restrictions: Additional airfare costs, food, train fare, and all other costs are the responsibility of the raffle winner. The trip must be completed by October 30, 2020. Second Helpings staff and board of directors are not eligible to enter the raffle. Prizes have no monetary value and cannot be exchanged for cash. The prize is final. Accommodation is guaranteed based upon availability with the approval of the owners of the condo. Reviews of the condo and more information are available to https://www.holidaylettings.co.uk/content/rentals/fuzeta/1930596.

Beneficiary: Proceeds support Second Helpings’ efforts to rescue food and eliminate food waste while providing food for hunger relief agencies. Second Helpings picks up and delivers food in Beaufort, Jasper, and Hampton counties at no costs to those we serve. Of the food distributed in our service area, 80 percent comes from Second Helpings. Over 3 million pounds of food was rescued in 2018. The food pantries received and distributed, on an average, over 50,000 pounds each.

How to Purchase:
Tickets are available by calling 843-689-3689.  You can also purchase your tickets directly at the link at the top of the page.  For more information on the area click on to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWXUMA7liNQ

 

Berkeley Hall Charitable Foundation Member Mingle Showcases Grantees

Every fortunate nonprofit representative to receive a grant from this generous program looks forward to mingling with the residents of Berkeley Hall who raise funds in their community to help those in need.  Jo Pender, president, and Lili Coleman, the executive director were on hand on January 23 to be awarded a grant for Second Helpings’ Healthy Food Initiative.

We were greeted graciously by smiling hosts assigned to assure us a rewarding bonding experience. As soon as we entered the lounge area we were offered a beverage of choice.  The room was filled with the tantalizing smell of favorable appetizers, beautifully displayed and ready for the hungry guests.   Nonprofit representatives were seated at round tables with members of the community. This gave us a productive opportunity to talk about our agency and its programs.

This year Berkeley Hall Charitable Foundation funded 24 projects with 22 nonprofits. Since its start over $1.4 million has been awarded.  This grant program members believe it is important to GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE.

Thank you, grant committee, for recognizing the importance of fresh produce to all of our local residents.

Last year, Second Helpings provided over 714,000 pounds of fresh produce to their partner agencies.

Special Thank you to The Church Mouse

Special thank you to the volunteers and board of the Church Mouse Thrift Store.  This past Saturday, Second Helpings was one of many local nonprofits who benefitted from their grant distribution event.  We are so proud of all the effort and time it takes to review grants and we promise to be great stewards of your funds and support.  

Mark Your Calendar for February 1 and enjoy soup!

Tackle Hunger and Sample Soup at Feb. 1 Event

Before the wings and pizza, start off Super Bowl weekend with soup! It is the primary item on the menu for the SouperBowl of Caring at Coligny Plaza to benefit Second Helpings. Chefs at Coligny Plaza restaurants are pulling out their best soup recipes for the second annual event on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 12 noon to 4 pm at Coligny Plaza.

Oyster Stew from FISH Casual Coastal Seafood, Shrimp Andouille and Sausage Corn Chowder from Big Bamboo Café, and Skillets’ Pimento Cheese and Broccoli are among the delicious soups to be available for sampling that day. Coligny restaurants participating are Sandbar Beach Eats, Frosty Frog, Big Bamboo, Skillets, FISH Casual Coastal Seafood,and Lucky Rooster Market Street.  Amie Baima from Skillets said the participation by locals who attended last year was indicative of the tremendous support for Second Helpings in the community. She looks forward to an even bigger crowd on Feb. 1! 

In addition to soup, there will be live music by Pretty Darn, a local guitar and percussion duo. Beverages will be available from Coligny restaurants. 

Tickets to the event are $10 per person and can be purchased at the event or ahead of time through a Facebook link at https://www.facebook.com/events/2487407961586401

 

The SouperBowl of Caring is a national event that is designed to “transform the time around the Super Bowl into the nation’s largest celebration of giving and serving.” The first SouperBowl of Caring took place in Columbia, SC, in 1990. Since then, millions have been raised to support hunger relief charities around the country.