Bread and Roses Event
BREAD & ROSES 2015!
October 3rd, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
QAD Inc., 100 Innovation Place,
... to the more than 700 donors, sponsors, volunteers and attendees who made the 21st Annual Bread & Roses event a huge success! With your support we raised more than $200,000 for "Change, Not Charity" – dollars that will support the Fund for Santa Barbara's Grant-Making and Technical Assistance Programs throughout the coming year.
So, just to recap…
T H E N U M B E R S
Each year, we strive to make Bread & Roses fun, accessible AND a highly effective fundraiser. This works because nearly everything that goes into creating the event is donated.
In 2014, we raised $202,000 and spent less than $30,000. This means that more than 85 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to the work of the FUND.
N O W A S T E
Thanks once again to GreenProject Consultants, Bread & Roses is as green as it gets with 98% of all event waste diverted from the landfill. That’s right - 98% of all items used at the event are reused, recycled or composted. According to GreenProject Consultants, we produced 465 gallons of recyclables, 326 gallons of compostables and just 15 gallons of trash.
P H O T O S
We have hundreds of gorgeous photos from the 2014 event, thanks to some spectacular photographers. Kenji Photography offered these gorgeous images. If you’d like high resolution prints, you may contact Kenji directly via http://www.kenjiphotography.com/. We will continue to post photos as we receive them. If you would like to see them all, go to our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/FundforSantaBarbara. (You might even find yourself in there)
Larry Nimmer has also posted video of the event at Everyone Has a Story.
S P O N S O R S
And again, thank you to the very generous sponsors that set this year's record-setting event off on the right track!
A big thank you to this year's featured restaurants, caterers, wineries & breweries:
Alma Rosa Winery
Butler Event Services
Del Pueblo Cafe
Flying Goat Cellars
Harold’s Caribbean Cuisine
The Pasta Shoppe
The Secret Ingredient
Via Maestra 42
Donna & Patrick Will
And a big thank you to this year's business & corporate sponsors:
Deckers Outdoor Corporation
Hutton Parker Foundation
Mesa Lane Partners
Santa Barbara Independent
Antioch University Santa Barbara
Fielding Graduate University
Impulse Advanced Communications
Mullen & Henzell
SEIU, Local 620
Silsbury Wealth Advisors
United Domestic Workers of America AFSCME Local #3930
American Riviera Bank
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Easy Lift Transportation
Ehlers & Fairbanks
Gary Atkins Sound Systems
Horny Toad Activewear
Jenny VanSeters Graphic Design
Montecito Bank & Trust
Pacific Western Bank
The Towbes Group
UCSBVOICES Translation & Interpretation Services
Walden Asset Management
And finally, thank you to our volunteer leaders!
Event Co-Chairs: JoAnn Bell & Margaret Lazarus
Auction Chair: Denise Eschardies
Auction Committee: Jane Brody, Jill Johnson, Kathleen Scott, Judith Bennett and Stephen Schweitzer
Auctioneers: Gordon Morrell & Hannah-Beth Jackson
100 YEARS OF BREAD & ROSES
The idea of “Bread and Roses” is part of a historical tradition that began with the Lawrence, Massachusetts textile workers’ strike of 1912. Since that time, "Bread and Roses" has served as a slogan for many progressive struggles in the United States. For the most part, "Bread" has represented a living wage and "Roses" has referred to workers' desire for dignity and respect.
On January 12, 1912 nearly 25,000 textile workers - mostly immigrant women - left the mills and poured into the streets of Lawrence, Massachusetts. After three months, the strike ended in a victory - with wage increases in mill towns throughout New England. The strike changed the face of both the labor and feminist movements. It was the first major labor action in U.S. history that was led by women, and for the first time there was a conscious effort to unite workers of all nationalities. Every union meeting was translated into 25 different languages.
It is in this spirit of collective action and coalition-building that the Fund for Santa Barbara continues to support grassroots activists and community organizations working for social, economic, environmental and political change.