Buy tickets here!
One easy click will take you to our Paypal purchase page where you can easily purchase a ticket that will be available at roll call. Just click the Paypal button below.
$25 plus a $1 processing fee
If you would like to Captain a table please call us at 360-357-4472 to find out how you can help us get tickets sold. We need as many people helping us get as many people to this event as we can. Our services depend on your involvement!!!!
Mardi Gras Blues Celebration / Fundraiser
Partners in Prevention Education are excited to announce our second annual Mardi Gras Blues celebration and fundraiser!Featuring the Blues Bentley Band, formerly Blues Attitude, this Mardi Gras theme celebration promises an evening of exciting Blues music, dancing, and festivities to shake off the winter cold! This family friendly event features delicious food, childcare and youth activities and a No Host Bar. Costumes optional, but encouraged!
We look forward to both a festive and a fruitful evening to raise $35,000. Neil McClanahan, Tumwater Council-member, Mayor Pro-Tem will be our host with the sounds of the lively Blues tunes wafting through the air. You'll also hear about lives that have been positively impacted through this unique organization in Thurston County.
Can't make the date? Consider sponsoring someone else to attend. Give us a call and reserve a ticket (or two) for other community members who would otherwise be unable to attend.
Partners in Prevention Education is a 501 c 3 organization providing youth violence prevention activities, crisis support, therapy and support groups for young people affected by sexual violence, bias & hate crimes and homelessness.
Volunteer Task List
Ever wonder how you can get involved with PiPE? Or even more daunting....where can I fit into it all?Well fear not!!
We have many positions available for those who are interested. Whether
you are a techie, artist, socialite or a mathematician we have
a position for you. Take some time to read through the list of volunteer
positions available and the descriptions of the tasks. When you find
one that calls out to you, the one that you tell yourself you just HAVE
to do, click on our contact us link above or just click HERE and drop us a line. We love meeting new people and love to share our love of the work we do with folks who love it too!!!
Grant Identification and Writing (5-10 hours per week) o Discuss funding needs and appropriate grant solicitation with staff and board o Identify appropriate grant possibilities o Work with staff to write grant applications in a timely manner o Assist in creation of budgets for grant applications
Fundraising Event Coordinator (may be limited duration for one project or an ongoing
position) o Work with community, staff, and board to identify potentially successful fundraisers o Work with staff and board on event budget o Coordinate volunteers, venue, and event logistics o Coordinate advertising and promotion of the event
Donor Relations Manager o Call current donors to maintain relationships and encourage donation o Develop additional donor relationships o Organize and promote Open House events to invite individuals in the community to learn about the organization (“Friend raising”) o Work with community organizations that are past or potential donors (including fraternities, sororities, groups such as Rotary, etc.)
Drop-In Center Volunteer Staff (flexible hours with a regular commitment) o Participate in 30-40 hours of training to respond to sexual assault and other issues o Maintain a safe and welcoming environment in the PIPE Violence Prevention Resource Center during designated hours o Coordinate food, beverage, and clothing donation as well as donation of items to sustain homeless individuals such as blankets, hand warmers, tarps o Must be comfortable being around animals, since clients may be accompanied by pets or companion/service animals o Background check is required o Ongoing supervision is provided at no cost o Year-long commitment is required; prospective volunteers may shadow staff until they feel comfortable to make that commitment o Must be comfortable dealing with the needs of the population served, including nonviolent conflict resolution, the need for flexibility, dealing with those affected by trauma and/or mental illness
Policy Review and Development Specialist o Review nonprofit organization policies and identify needed enhancements o Obtain input from staff and board to identify policy needs o Draft proposed policies according to best practices from the IRS, FLSA, and OSHA (resources will be provided to help with these determinations)
Website Developer o Review current PIPE website to determine needed improvements o Discuss needs with staff and board o Enhance current website to meet agency needs o Update website with current activities and information o Link website with appropriate social media
Volunteer Bookkeeper (flexible schedule, prefer approximately 10 hours per week) o Process payments o Input financial data o Assist with monthly invoicing o Assist staff to prepare monthly financial statements
o Assist with resolving software issues
o Track volunteer hours and in-kind donations to justify match for grant requirements
Communications Coordinator (newsletter & social media)
o Prepare a monthly electronic newsletter for donors, community partners, and
community at large
o Work with staff to stay abreast of current activities, program successes, agency needs,
wish lists for client supplies
o Manage PIPE Facebook page
o Identify any other appropriate social media and propose a social media plan
o Consider signage at agency or in community and discuss use with staff
o Work with staff and board to develop relationships with conventional media
(newspapers, TV stations) and possibly write articles or press releases
o Answer phones during regular office hours
o Forward calls to staff
o Take messages as needed which include contact information and phone numbers