During the Great Depression, it was common to have a rent raising party. In some parts of the country, the idea never went away. However, in Alamo Square, the idea of using a party at a private home to collect money for a good cause has been revisited.
A popular local couple in the Alamo Square neighborhood decided to throw a Halloween fundraiser for their local pre-school. The charge was $50.00. Details of the event included a haunted house for smaller children and access to the adjacent park.
This is the perfect holiday solution for parents that want to get out and mingle with other parents in the neighborhood. It is also a great way to attend an event with children in mind (meaning they are occupied and don’t need to have the best manners).
However, the event was canceled due to the World Series. Let’s hope that other neighbors in Alamo Square use other holidays to create a fundraising event similar to this. Kids and parents love meeting neighbors and contributing to a good cause whether or not it affects them directly.
Here’s a hint for those who want to do something like this: Picnic BBQ at the Park.