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Children’s Village marks another successful event

by DEVIN WEEKS
Staff Writer | August 16, 2020 1:00 AM

Virtual fundraiser nearly hits $200,000 goal

COEUR d’ALENE — Children's Village reported another successful event after its "Our 30th Year" virtual fundraiser brought in nearly $200,000.

Held Wednesday, the live-streamed event featured an entertaining and informative evening hosted by Elite Auction's Rose Backs and the Coeur Group's Justin Schorzman, complete with a paddle raise and live and silent auctions.

"Because of this amazing community and their caring, we got really close to hitting our goal," Children's Village CEO Mark Wilson said Friday, adding that the total brought in is north of $190,000.

"I'm extremely humbled," he said. “It's a testament to how important this work and this mission is to the community. It's a statement that this work is critical, that we must continue to do this work."

He said the community continues to reinforce the importance of the role Children's Village plays in the lives of children in crisis.

"No matter what we face, no matter if it’s a pandemic, economic collapse," he said. "Regardless of what’s going on, this community keeps telling us this work is critical, and they step up and they support it. That's what it’s all about; that’s the bottom line."

Info: www.thechildrensvillage.org