Join The Story Goal 2022
Join The Story is an annual benefit dinner which supports the work of The ITE Project Apostolate in the Diocese of Cleveland.
The ITE Project is a vibrant, Catholic, young adult community which hosts dozens of events each year including retreats, service projects, faith formation activities and social events, most of which carry substantial costs. To offset these expenses and to keep the majority of the events free to attend, The ITE Project relies on the generosity of its donors.
These costs include but are not limited to: service projects (average cost $250 per project), retreats ($7,200 in 2019), expenses for formative events like Fireside Chats/Adoremus, ($1,250 annually), photographer and videographer costs (approximately $2,000 annually), liability insurance, website costs, social media promotions, and service fees paid for accepting credit cards ($3,000 annually) as well as stipends to some Leadership members for the hours they spend in promotion and development ($2,065 in 2019).
Our goal for the Join the Story Gala 2022 is to fundraise to fully fund the events we offer ($30,000 in 2019), to pay for a professional marketer fees to increase our social media reach, and to develop a program specifically designed to reach those who are not actively seeking a relationship with Christ. Our 2022 is $35,000.
We know that inflation is affecting everyone's lives from our groceries to our gasoline. We also know that the harvest is abundant and the workers few. We trust in God's providence to provide what we need.
Our deepest desire is for ITE to be more accessible to the restless hearts seeking Him.
We humbly ask you to Join the Story this night in whatever manner is most comfortable to you and learn more about The ITE Project and its beacon of hope and light for 2023.