2021 VIRTUAL HOLIDAY HOUSEWALK & GRAND RAFFLE
2021 Sponsorships Now Available!
For details, please contact:
Kristin Schmidt, Director of Development & Community Relations
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Virtual Holiday Housewalk
Virtually tour 6 beautiful Oak Park & River Forest homes, festively decorated for the holidays! Video access from Dec 10 - Jan 10.
A chance to win $10,000!!! Winner to be announced Dec 21.
Last year, we created a virtual version our signature event, complete with video tours of architecturally significant homes, decorated for the holidays and available on demand, and a $10,000 raffle prize for one lucky viewer! This year, we’re repeating this successful model and have 6 impressive homes committed for the online showcase!
With the help of your generous support, over 3,400 children are served in over 10,000 visits addressing their medical, dental & behavioral health needs at the IWS Children’s Clinic!
2020 IWS Virtual Holiday Housewalk
With the world in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 22nd Holiday Housewalk may seem a small matter, but not to members of the OPRF Infant Welfare Society! The IWS Children’s Clinic needed the funds raised by this signature event, and nothing was going to stand in the way of reaching the goal on which the IWS budget depended.
Despite the fact that the Housewalk had to be virtual rather than traditional…despite concerns that it might not be possible to find homes to show … despite the uncertainty of viewers buying tickets and sponsors supporting the event the 2021 Virtual Holiday Housewalk and Grand Raffle raised record income and reached 145% of its budget goal! All-in-all VHHW raised more than $87,000 by selling tickets to buyers in 24 states and securing more than $37,000 in sponsorships and contributions.
How did IWS accomplish all of this during this most challenging time?
- A team of six hard working, deeply committed members who worked together to build a new event from the ground up
- Optimizing the circumstances faced, and turning them into a new and engaging experience for ticket purchasers
- Developing and diligently implementing a superb marketing plan
- Building on the commitment of members, who always have been and continue to be the driving force behind IWS events
The results speak for themselves. The important work of the IWS Children’s Clinic benefits from the 2020 VHHW. Special thanks to the member leadership team, to generous sponsors and contributors, to every IWS member who purchased and helped sell tickets to the event, and to everyone who purchased tickets online and enjoyed this first-time event. Plans for next year’s Virtual Holiday Housewalk and Grand Raffle are already brewing. The need continues, and the VHHW and Grand Raffle will be better than ever. Stay tuned for details as they develop!