Atons of Minneapolis

Happy Holiday Fundraiser!

Thanks to everyone who braved the pending snow to come to our Atons & MNLP Holiday Fundraiser. I am so grateful to the many people who searched their closets, toy boxes, and dungeons for items to donate. Together, you helped raise over $2250 for THRIVE, Aliveness Project’s Free PrEP Clinic.

I want to thank the members and volunteers from the Atons and Minnesota Leather Pride. Thank you to…

Randy and Karri, for all you did to organize and run the raffles and auctions. This event would not have happened without you. An extra thank you to Karri for being willing to take up the mic. Your ability to talk and entertain the audience for a couple of hours added so much to the night.

Cali and Riches for selling raffle tickets, Chris V. for making the Jello shots, and Chris B. for selling the jello shots!

Michael for being our front table and money person, and for helping to get supplies and transport the car loads of donation items.

Jason and Keith for running coatcheck.

Liz and everyone else that jumped in to help set up the raffle items. You were a huge help.

Sage and Paul for bootblacking. Bootblacks are the heart of leather and should be at every event.

Bobbie, Angel and Steve for setting up the Santa photo set. And special thank you to Ash for being our Santa for the night.

Holly for running the MNLP merch table.

Ryan, Ren, Nick, Kyle, and all of the staff at the Saloon on Saturday. Thank you for providing your space and warmth.

And thank you to Joe and Joe, and the rest of the team from The Aliveness Project for sharing the afternoon with us.

All of these people came together to create a fun night of community and caring. I look forward to many more large and small events with all of you.

Happy holidays,
Andrew Bertke
President, Atons of Minneapolis
Member, Minnesota Leather Pride board

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