“It’s easier to raise money while our donors are having fun,” confessed a charity organizer while booking her 200-person event last month.
New York, NY (PRWEB) January 03, 2013
If your New Year’s resolution for 2013 includes being more charitable, head to Frames Bowling Lounge at the corner of 9th Ave and 40th Street in NYC, where you are bound to find a rocking charity event taking place on any random night of the week. From serving up pink cocktails in the month of October for Breast Cancer research, to hosting art auctions to benefit UNICEF, 2012 has proven to be quite successful for charity Bowl-a-thons at Frames.
“It’s easier to raise money while our donors are having fun,” confessed a charity organizer while booking her 200-person event last month. “An enjoyable night out and great memories make for hefty donations and a guaranteed return to next year’s event.”
A rather hot ticket for foundations that are looking to host something this season, when donors are feeling a bit more generous, Frames has proven to be a great venue option. In the month of December alone, Frames held more than 10 charity events, which have collectively raised over $40,000 for various local causes.
Junior Achievement has been hosting bowling fundraisers with Frames for many years now. Their event is a celebration of persistent fundraising efforts, and everyone knows they will have a great party at the end. This Party with a Purpose is a win-win for all involved. “Several of our participants actually request to come to Frames. They know the customer service is great, there will be good food and a good time; while our organizers know we will experience a flawless event, with none of the standard event stress”, exclaimed Shirley Okereke from JA.
Since many corporations have funds set aside for charitable efforts and appreciate employee involvement, large companies like JP Morgan and Signature Bank, to name a few, have arranged charity bowling leagues for their employees, which also acts as a post-work stress relief. Knocking down two pins with one roll. Strike!
Foundations such as Junior Achievement, Zaenah’s Blanket and Skyz the Limit have all enjoyed successful fundraising through bowling this year. The organizers claim it is due to the fun atmosphere their guests enjoy. It’s a really simple formula: when guests stay later, they donate more. A local entertainment company, Skyz the Limit hosted a toy drive at Frames in the week leading up to Christmas. The founder incentivized her friends to come bowl and bring a toy in exchange for free drink at the Frames bar. They collected over 55 toys, and there was plenty of drinking and bowling.
Wishing all our patrons a New Year filled with generosity, peace and joy.
ABOUT JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT
Junior Achievement maintains an active vision, front and center, on how they can have a positive impact on the lives of more students - guided by core values, which includes: Belief in the boundless potential of young people, commitment to the principles of market-based economics and entrepreneurship, passion for what they do; honesty, integrity, and excellence in how they do it, respect for talents, creativity, perspectives, and backgrounds of all individuals; belief in the power of partnership and collaboration, and conviction in the educational and motivational impact of relevant, hands-on learning. They articulate this purpose and vision, comprised of a core ideology: To inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. It's not an easy task. But it's the kind of challenge that JA takes on with creative energy, fervor, and decisive action. Junior Achievement has recently adopted a strategic plan to guide the organization’s growth and development over the next few years, to ensure that JA is vital to those who build the future.
ABOUT ZAENAH’S BLANKET FOUNDATION
The mission of Zaenah’s Blanket Foundation was to provide blankets to those who are in need of something warm to wrap their newborns in for the trip home from the hospital. The goal was to provide a service that inspired members of a community to be responsible for one another by committing to care for its youngest and most vulnerable members. Zaenah’s Blanket Foundation is a nonprofit created in the memory of Zaenah Mitchell, a vibrant 2 year old who lost her life 16 years ago. During her pregnancy with Zaenah, the founder planned to make her a keepsake quilt from bits of her clothing and baby blankets for her to have when she grew up, but sadly this never happened. After brainstorming on how to keep her daughter’s memory alive, the idea of Zaenah’s keepsake quilt manifested into Zaenah’s Blanket Foundation. Though blankets are the primary focus, Zaenah’s Blanket Foundation accepts all things baby; clothing, books, strollers, cribs, bedding, car seats, etc. These items are distributed monthly and are completely donation driven. They now services 5 hospitals throughout Manhattan and the Bronx, and continue to grow.
ABOUT SKYZ THE LIMIT
Skyz The Limit began a year ago as a local entertainment and events company. They recently decided to give back to the community by hosting two charitable events a year. Ronnie, the founder of the company, hosted a toy drive last week for Beth Israel Hospital, and they plan on having another one this summer.
ABOUT FRAMES BOWLING LOUNGE
For two years and counting, Frames Bowling Lounge has brought modern sophistication to the age-old, carefree sport of bowling, and large companies seeking an interactive yet upscale holiday party for their employees have taken notice. Located on the corner of 9th Ave and 40th Street, Frames is so much more than just a bowling alley. The 35,000 square foot entertainment complex boasts 28 bowling lanes, a private VIP room, two bars carrying an extensive liquor selection, a full-service billiards lounge, game room housing 25 interactive games, and a plush dance lounge.
Executive Chef Miguel Rosado, who worked as sous chef at the most illustrious kitchens in New York, including the uber-exclusive Core Club, Dovetail, and Bar Buolud, prepares beautifully plated, note-worthy dishes that appeal to every pallet. An extensive cocktail menu, beverage packages and beer towers are all available to insure a customized holiday event. The popular bowling venue has received critical acclaim from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Time Out NY and CRAINS, and hosts many VIP clients, including Alec Baldwin, Nick Jonas, Jason Wu, Debra Messing, Beyonce and Jay-Z.
Frames Bowling Lounge is located at 550 9th Ave, NYC, and is open seven days a week, Monday-Wednesday 12pm-12am, Thursday-Friday 12pm-3am, Saturday 11am-3am, and Sunday 11am-11pm. To inquire about party packages and reservations, contact an event planner at Frames Bowling Lounge: (212) 268-6909, or email sales(at)framesnyc(dot)com.