The ABC Recovery Center Alumni Association began in 1982. The very first fundraiser was a golf cart, which was raffled off during one of our sober events. This cart was donated by Bobby T. and it brought in $5,000 which went towards the building fund.
Today we have several fundraisers throughout the year and we are committed to use the proceeds solely for the residents. We are pleased to announce that we’re able to provide scholarship beds, holiday gifts for the clients during Christmas and also donate additional gifts which are given out by our resident’s, to their children. Our primary goal is to give back what was so freely given to us!
The following is a list of our alumni events
The Alumni Breakfast: This $6.00 breakfast is scheduled on the first Sunday of each month (except if it interferes with MADD Dog Days or other conventions). The breakfast is from 9:00am until 11:00am with an AA Speaker Meeting and Raffle immediately following. Please join us for this very fun alumni/resident social event!
The Annual Alumni BBQ: The doors at the ABC Recovery Center first opened in the month of April, so we honor this each year (yes, in April!) with celebrating our recoveries together during an alumni bar-b-que. This is a social event where we get to reunite with one another and also fellowship with the current residents. We get to show the newcomers (aka residents) that “it really works” and that we “don’t have to do this alone”! Our menu items are the traditional BBQ fair with the alumni serving ribs, chicken, corn-on-the-cob, etc. We have plenty of fun games (for the adults and children!), a pie eating contest, face painters, and much more. The 2011 Annual Alumni BBQ is on April 9, 2011 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.
In October of 2010 we had a successful fundraiser at Ruth Chris in Palm Desert. This was an event that we’d like to repeat and more information will be posted on our website in the following months.
November is when we shape up and come together for our annual Walk-A-Thon. Please stay tuned for more information on this fundraising event.
December: The ABC Recovery Center’s Annual Holiday Party is infamous and notorious for its fun and fellowship! This party is open to all of the alumni, residents and their family members. The generosity of our grateful alumni really shines through this time of year. All of the many gifts and holiday items that the resident’s receive are donated by the Alumni Association.
Because of these fundraisers, the Alumni Association was able to donate 8 resident beds in 2010!
Our mission is to give 10 beds away in the year 2011 and with YOUR help we WILL reach that goal!