Wow.. Here I am preparing to raise money for a man in my local community who was hurt at work and has yet to have any help after 9 weeks. We are doing as the previous one PP by the Lb or PP plate.
Now in the same effort a local church is now down to 10 people in its congregation. It was founded in 1798, and was the heart of this community 60 yrs ago. I asked if I could use the community building to host the event in which we are expecting a minimum of 70 people over the course of five hours, as well as set up a yard sale. This is not the first time we have asked a church to get involved when we do events such as this. We generally are welcomed, but not this time. My local church which has a congregation of 10 is refusing a community involved event in their own community!!!!!!
I understand their "Constitution" does not allow profit based events. So I am lost. All money made goes to keep this man's power on. To buy groceries. There is no profit. We will drive 7 times more people thru their doors in one day than they do. People who are young and may not be involved with a church. People who may see a church involved in the community in which they live in. People who have supported our fund raisers before. People who may want to help the church grow if they see the church involved in the community.
I have been highly disappointed. It is not gonna stop the event.