- Cleaning supplies: glass cleaner, bathroom cleaner, bleach, brooms, garbage bags, dustpans, paper towels, mops, etc.
- Clothing: boxers, belts, new or gently used blue jeans, black pants and black shirts, gently used shoes, dress shoes (black), visibility work clothing (vests)
- Food: #10 cans, breakfast cereal, breakfast bars, milk, shelf stable bulk food items, coffee, creamer, sugar
- Office supplies: copy paper, notebooks for guests, pens for guests
- Hygiene items: razors, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, headache/stomach OTC medications
- reusable water bottles for guests, as we now have water bottle filling stations
- pillows, pillow covers, XL twin sheet sets and lightweight blankets
October 28, 2019
Dear Loyal Firehouse Supporter,
The Blue Jeans and Baskets Bash is the primary fundraiser for Firehouse Ministries. The Firehouse, as it is affectionately known, is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit (tax ID: 63-0884164) that administers lifesaving interventions to Birmingham’s chronically homeless male population. Our agency serves the men that face a variety of barriers, including substance abuse, mental health issues, and issues surrounding deep systemic poverty. When every other door is shut, The Firehouse opens our wide, welcoming the hardest to house into our family and helping them to achieve their goals, ultimately turning the homeless into the housed and productive citizens they are meant to be.
Helping the quantity of people we manage to serve every year is difficult- when you look at the breath of services and the extreme needs of our guests it is obvious that we are truly dependent on fundraising efforts and the generosity of local businesses and individuals. The Blue Jeans and Baskets Bash is a fundraiser that will take place on NOVEMBER 22nd, 2019 at Iron City. The average attendance is around 400 people, and the majority of attendees are local business men and women that are heavily invested in our community. The event features live music, complimentary food from local restaurants and donated beer/wine, a large basket drawing, and a silent and live auction. The event typically raises around $65,000, and the money is paramount to our operating budget. 93 cents out of every dollar goes to supportive services, so we make each dollar raised work hard for the homeless and the community.
We ask that you consider a sponsorship of the Blue Jeans and Baskets Bash. A sponsorship of this event shows the community your true commitment to helping those with great need and living in extreme poverty, and attendance at the event provides a relaxed philanthropic activity for your staff or clients. There are several different options:
$1,250.00- Lieutenant’s Level– 4 tickets (1/2 reserved table) to Blue Jeans and Baskets Bash, social media recognition, logo on Firehouse Ministries website and event signage, and thanks in all promotional materials.
$2,500.00- Chief’s Level– 8 tickets (1 reserved table) to Blue Jeans and Baskets Bash, social media recognition, logo on Firehouse Ministries website for 1 year as a Firehouse supporter and prominent company logo on event signage and materials.
$5,000- Captain’s Level– 16 tickets (2 reserved tables) to Blue Jeans and Baskets Bash, social media promotion and media recognition, logo on Firehouse Ministries website for 1 year as a Firehouse supporter and prominent company logo on event signage and materials.
If you would like to sponsor this event, you may do so by visiting us at our website: www.firehouseshelter.com and complete the sponsorship form online, respond by email to Kwallace@firehouseshelter.com and include contact information and sponsorship letter, or mail the bottom part of this letter to: Firehouse Ministries PO Box 11722 Birmingham, AL 35202. Thank you for your continued support of Firehouse Ministries, and we will see you on November 22nd!
Download Sponsorship Form Below
Photo Credit: Andi Rice – Mediaworks
(Thank you Andi for volunteering your time and talents to Firehouse Ministries!)
CORRECTION: BLUE JEANS AND BASKETS BASH IS NOVEMBER 22, 2019
Please join us for our 7th Annual Corporate Luncheon featuring former University of Alabama All American Johnny Musso. We are excited to hear his message of how he and his wife have dedicated their lives to helping the inner city youth in their hometown of Chicago.
2019 Corporate Luncheon
The Harbert Center
May 30, 2019