The 54th Annual Edgewood Fair
Because of the risks surrounding COVID-19, Edgewood Center for Children and Families will not be hosting the 54th Edgewood Fair, April 2nd & 3rd, 2020, at the Bently Reserve in San Francisco. We plan to host the Fair as a virtual event. Click here to participate in the Virtual Fair now through April 9th!
While we are disappointed that we will not join together at the Bently Reserve to raise support for the Edgewood community, your tickets and sponsorships can still make a dramatic impact in the lives of the vulnerable children and families we serve. They need your support now more than ever.
Fundraising events like the Edgewood Fair provide critical support to non-profits, who would not be able to offer their services otherwise. These current circumstances may be beyond our control; jeopardizing over $650,000 in funds for our mission-critical programs that serve nearly 11,000 children and families. But you can still help ensure our services receive the support they need!
By converting your sponsorship or ticket to a donation you will be able to deduct the full amount from your taxes, and allow Edgewood to continue to offer our services to a community that needs them now more than ever. These include:
- Our kinship caregivers who are typically grandmothers raising grandchildren are especially vulnerable due to their age and health condition.
- Many of the families we serve do not have health insurance and rely on public transportation where they are more likely to be exposed to risk.
- With extended school closures, caregivers working more than one minimum wage job to make ends meet will face financial scarcity to take care of their children and also pay rent.
- Our families that live paycheck-to-paycheck are at an increased risk of becoming homeless due to childcare issues that prevent them from attending work.
- Children already facing trauma, will feel greater stress as their school routine is upset and their parents’ stress and anxiety transfers into daily life.
We would greatly appreciate it if your ticket or sponsorship could be applied towards helping these families at a time of great need. If you would still prefer that we provide a refund, please contact Marisol Terrazas at firstname.lastname@example.org or Gregg Biggs at email@example.com
A Longstanding Tradition
The Edgewood Fair made its debut on May 3, 1967 in the Hall of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. It began as a garden festival for the Auxiliary to sell home-grown plants and handmade jams to benefit children with mental illness. Since then, the Edgewood Auxiliary has grown the Edgewood Fair into a two-day annual charity extravaganza that has raised more than $8 million to help the thousands of Bay Area children, youth, and families Edgewood serves each year.