Charity socials, auctions, fundraisers

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Charity socials, auctions, fundraisers

Postby drepouille » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:14 pm

One of the beloved sisters in my stake is quite ill. The loss of income and the medical expenses are difficult for the family. Some in my stake are proposing to hold a charity social and fundraising auction for the family in the stake center. I don't know how the money will be collected, but the proceeds will be given to the family.

I am just wondering if such a thing is authorized. I don't see a problem with it as long as the money is handled properly, but I don't know the Church policies on this topic.
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Re: Charity socials, auctions, fundraisers

Postby Gary_Miller » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:25 pm

Church policy pay fast offering and let the bishop take care of the details

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Re: Charity socials, auctions, fundraisers

Postby russellhltn » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:52 pm

I would check Handbook 2:13.6.8.

I personally can't see any way it could be done except if approved by the Area Presidency.
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Re: Charity socials, auctions, fundraisers

Postby jdlessley » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:05 pm

The use of the building should comply with Handbook 2, 21.2. Take note of list item 4 in the first paragraph. Further information on this particular use may be found in Handbook 1. Your local leaders should prayerfully consider the specific circumstances of the event(s) and the guidance in the handbooks in determining appropriate use of the building.
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