The Village Well Gala

Saturday, January 25, 2020, 7:00-9:00pm

The well is a symbol for community. In ancient times, the well was located at the center of the community and providedwater, the basic sustenance for life. The well represented all the social resources of the community that were necessary toendure and thrive. Community members worked together to preserve and strengthen the well.

Our life-giving mission is to preserve and strengthen ministries that support the most vulnerable amongus, those without reliable housing or food. First Church Homeless Ministries includes the First Church Shelter, a 14-bed men’s shelter which for the past 30 years has served neighbors experiencing homelessness in a safe and supportiveenvironment, and The Friday Cafe, which provides meals, clothing, resources and community to 120–200 guests weekly. Joinour community and support our well so that it will continue to nourish people in need.

We welcome Dr. Sandro Galea as our featured speaker. Dean of the BU School of Public Health, Dr. Galea is authorof Well, a recently published book that examines the subtle and not-so-subtle factors that determine who gets to be healthyin America.


We are offering our valued community partners four sponsorship levels for this event.Sponsorship funds will be used for the operation of the First Church Shelter and Friday Café.

LEVEL 1 - COMMUNITY LEADER: Sponsored table with company logo at the gala (8 seats valued at $35 each) • Mention in all print media Full-page ad in the galaprogram (5” x 8”) - $1000

LEVEL 2 - CHAMPION: 6 tickets to gala (valued at $35each)  Mention in all print media • Full-page ad in gala program (5” x 8”) - $500

LEVEL 3 - PARTNER: 4 tickets to gala (valued at $35each) • Mention in all print media• Half-page ad in gala program (5” x 4”) - $300

LEVEL 4 - FRIEND: 2 tickets to gala (valued at $35each) • Mention in all print media • Business Card-sized ad in galaprogram (2.5” x 4”) - $150


Please click here to purchase tickets, and download the form at the bottom of the page.


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