Barbed Wire Ball 2023, RSVP
Please provide the names of all attendees (with ages of children) so that we can start getting excited to see you.
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We're not doing a silent auction this year! But we welcome offers of extraordinary goods and experiences that could be a good fit for the live auction (which will only be about 15 items). We'll follow up!
We don't miss all the logistics of the silent auction...but we DO miss having a fun and beautiful shopping experience at the Ball, seeing the wonderful things created by our community, and inviting folks to support Ekone in this way! We're looking for gifts of quality items (handcrafted? Ekone-themed? one-of-a-kind? unique experiences?), mostly under $200 in value, to offer for sale alongside Ekone merch at the event. Thank you!!
We'll do our best to match your interests with our needs ~ watch for details by email in the week before the event, and THANKS for your patience and flexibility and awesomeness!
About the Money
The Barbed Wire Ball is a fundraiser! This year’s Ball will provide critical operating funds to sustain Ekone's programs, land, and infrastructure for the coming year. (Only 50% of the operating budget comes from camp tuition, program fees, and cemetery sales ~ we depend on your support for the rest!)
Last year, we scrapped the whole concept of "tickets" - and we loved it. We want the Ball to be accessible to ALL, to simplify everywhere we can, and to live in the spirit of reciprocal generosity!
Here's the deal: We will do our very best to create a fabulous Ekone weekend that celebrates and exemplifies the vital work that happens here. And we hope that you will be generous with the work of Ekone, in the ways that you are able!
There will be a live auction, merch table, "paddle raise," pledge forms, and other ways to donate ~ starting here. If you'd like to make a tax-deductible donation NOW to the costs of the event, or just support Ekone's work, you're invited. And we're grateful.
You can also skip right to the "submit RSVP" button now, and support Ekone's work as you are able at the event!