August 29, 2020 | VIRTUAL FUNDRAISER
2020 was supposed to mark our “Back By Popular Demand” Pasta in the Park 2020 Fundraiser. This largely popular event was held on the Myron Stratton Campus with huge tents, pasta cook-offs, pasta teams, voting, wine, silent auction items, and a field full of fun and close friends to enjoy the day with.
However, with the global pandemic of Covid-19, our plans had to be altered. The hardships that our clients faced were daunting and harder than we could ever imagine. Picture being stuck at home with your abuser with no where to go, no way to get food, no way to call in, no way to get help. TESSA had to adapt and find new ways to be available to our clients outside of our normal in-person services. We implemented more phone lines for people to call into and added a chat feature, so if you couldn’t talk on the phone while being stuck at home, our chat would be available to talk to an advocate discreetly.
With Pasta on the Porch, we bring the pasta to you! We hope to raise $30,000 to continue to support our clients and their children through the pandemic and through every day life of being a survivor of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and/or human trafficking. We know, even without COVID-19, we are still needed in our community and we still need your help to help others who need us the most.
We hope to see you on “your porch” come August 29 at 6:30 PM at our virtually free fundraiser!
What to expect the night of?
Silent Auction Items Open August 23, 2020 at 8:00 AM Bid on silent auction items from local vendors! #supportthesprings
FREE LIVE Virtual Cooking Competition
August 29th 6:15 PM Pre-Show
Via Facebook @TESSAofColoradoSprings or watch through the site
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Show Time!
Tune in to watch the show wherever you are at!
Viewing is open & free to everyone!
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Premier Auction Items Open
Invite your friends and family over for a night in with a kit full of pasta, wine, sauces and more!
Pasta sauces from our chefs will be available only through the pasta party kits!
Make cocktails with Kande from Distillery 291!
Our Judges: Chef Brother Luck, SpringsNative (Meagan Thomas) and Lauren McDonald (Fox21 News) will be voting on Best Sauce!
Audience Vote during the event for Fan Favorite Sauce! ~Must purchase a pasta party kit to vote! ~
Use the hashtag #pastaontheporch leading up to the live event and during the live event!