Annual Dinner/Dance Fundraising Event – Tickets on Sale Now!
In February or March each year we hold a gala fundraising dinner/dance event to support our mission, ministries and programs. We welcome all to attend! You can also help with a sponsorship or the variety of volunteer jobs including our Silent Auction, decorations, desserts, registration, check-out and more.
Our 2018 event will be on March 10, 2018 beginning at 5:30 pm. Dancing with the Stars promises to be a spectacularly fun event! Our dancers are rehearsing at Rhapsody Ballroom in Temple Terrace and they need your support with your vote NOW!
Vote for your favorite dancer!
Just go to the Home Page of this web-site and click on the dance couple’s image. Qgiv is a secure platform. Each dancer has their own fundraising page. You can vote as many times as you want through and including until the day of the event. Each vote is a tax deductible donation of $1.00 (minimum donation is $5.00).
Our dancers include: Dr. Sergiy Borysov, Rick Brown, Tiffany Coleman, Victoria Fields, Dr. Rochelle Knowles, Jean Nathe, Noel Quiles, Dr. Rudy Wagner, and Gary Woodard. These dear friends are helping fundraise for the Sisters and their ministries through your votes.
Reserve Tickets to the event today. Mail your check payable to the Benedictine Sisters of Florida and mail to:
PO Box 2450, St. Leo, FL 33574-2450. To purchase online just Click on “Donate Now” at top of the Home Page and the provide your information on the form. Note that the funds are for the March 10, 2018 event.
We are one of very few organizations that serve the poor and/or those alone on Thanksgiving Day. There are volunteer opportunities to donate food; help us with meal preparation; pack and deliver meals; and/or set-up, serve and clean-up. Dinner is served from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at St. Anthony’s Parish Hall, San Antonio, Florida. Call the Monastery at (352) 588-8443 if you would like to volunteer and/or donate. Volunteers often join us for the dinner as well. All those who participate in this day truly feel a sense of fellowship and thanks giving.
The 2017 dinner was our 22nd year providing this home-cooked festive meal and loving fellowship. We had 220 attendees and delivered to 108 home-bound and those at the local abuse shelter.
Aquaponics Producing healthy organic food for the community was the beginning of our aquaponics program in 2014. Our volunteers have loved helping S. Miriam who oversees the project. We have had missionaries, church leaders and others from all parts of the globe visit. The program has now grown to also provide special Training Workshops which are for those who want to learn how to grow healthy food can attend. Check out the Aquaponics Training page for the details on the next training which will be in April 16-20th, 2018!
An evening that benefits DayStar Hope, a local food pantry for the needy. You can be a part of the soup supper by donating food and alms and/or join the Sisters in contributing volunteer time at DayStar .
Christmas Adopt a Senior
Contribute food and wrapped gifts for seniors who would not otherwise have a Christmas to remember. We also provide gifts for the elderly at a nearby nursing home where one of our Sisters resides.
The volunteer workers at Habitat for Humanity love Sister Donna’s home-baked bread. Help is needed with food donations and preparation – learn to make bread too!
Candlelight Vigil for Domestic Violence and Abuse Victims
Increasing awareness of abuse and family violence is ongoing. For an impactful statement to be made, numbers of attendees are key. Your presence and prayers at this vigil bring hope to frightened women and children at a time when hope is what they desperately need.
Offering of Letters to Congress
Turn this dream into a reality by adding your voice to ours and Bread for the World. Write a personal letter or letters to representatives in Congress about the need to end hunger. Email or call us and we’ll provide state representatives’ names, addresses and sample letter. Can we count on you?