SAVE THE DATE:
FEBRUARY 22, 2025
*SEE YOU NEXT YEAR*
Join The Fun For A Good Cause!
4th ANNUAL CRAB FEED FUNDRAISER
Saturday February 22, 2025
*TICKETS AVAILABLE UNTIL SOLD OUT
All proceeds go to benefit local disabled veterans and their families
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PRIMARY program goal
to fund THE DAV VOLUNTEER TRANSPORTATION NETWORK (VTN) in sonoma county
DAV established the Volunteer Transportation Network (VTN), a free non-medical transportation service, in collaboration with the Veteran Affairs (VA) Healthcare System nationally. The shuttle service helps provide transportation to and from VA-scheduled medical appointments for ambulatory veterans with limited mobility, lack transportation, or cannot drive themselves. The service ensures that veterans have reliable and safe transportation to their medical appointments, helping to improve health outcomes. Volunteers are crucial to the success of the VTN program and DAV chapter membership, as they help with fundraising, organizing community events, coordinating outreach efforts, and providing non-emergency medical transportation in their community. To learn more about how to help the VTN program, please visit https://dav48sonoma.org/transportation/
BECOME A TABLE SPONSOR
TABLE SPONSOR RECOGNITION & MARKETING BENEFITS
- Recognition in event program.
- Emcee shout-outs.
- Hang business banner at the event.
- Website & social media advertising for 1 year.
- Appreciation Plaque.
- Premium table location at the event.
- Business placard on table.
- Early Event Entry.
DONATED SPONSORED TABLES RECEIVE ADDITIONAL RECOGNITION BENEFITS:
- Appreciation plaque delivered to place of business with photo opportunity & promotion of visit on the internet.
- Placement of additional business posters at event.
- Logo on promotional material (from time of commitment)
DONATE SPONSORED TABLE TO:
- Veterans & military
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT DUNGENESS CRAB (served cold), pasta, salad, bread, drinks, dessert, and non-alcoholic drinks. Beer & wine will be available.
~ LIMITED SEATING ~
Tickets Available Until Sold Out!
SPONSORSHIPS – There are several ways to support our event. Please get in touch with us for details.
Ample Free Parking
Location of event: Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
SCHEDULE: 4 PM TO 9:30 PM
FAQS & HELPFUL TIPS
Who is DAV Chapter 48? Why is this a benefit?
DAV Chapter 48 has been serving disabled veterans and their families in Sonoma County since 1938. We also serve neighboring counties (Mendocino & Napa). Serving disabled veterans is DAV’s legacy and helps distinguish our mission from other veterans’ service organizations. DAV provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations, their families, and survivors in positive, life-changing ways. Our cost-free programs empower disabled veterans and their families to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity.
Proceeds from our Crab Feed Fundraiser will benefit local disabled veterans and their families provided through our cost-free programs, training volunteers, outreach, operating expenses, and so much more. Our services are made possible through the generosity of our donors and volunteers and the dedication of our members.
Are drinks included?
Drinks are included with all tickets. We respectfully request guests to donate at the bar for wine & beer.
What do I need to bring?
The crab will be cleaned and cracked, and we will provide butter, salt/pepper, & parmesan cheese. You are welcome to bring your own condiments and cracking tools. For warm butter, bring it in a sealable heat-protective food container, such as Klean Kanteen or Yeti, which keeps the butter warm for hours.
Do I need to bring money?
Please bring cash to tip the food servers. We appreciate their help, and we appreciate your kindness. Purchase raffle tickets and auction items using cash or credit cards.
What is not permitted?
- Candles are not allowed, but small sternos can be used for butter warmers.
- No outside alcohol is permitted
Are there ID requirements?
- Valid ID to pick up tickets at Will Call.
- Per state law, guests must be 21 or older to consume alcohol and must show valid government identification.
Can I bring crab & food home?
Food is available to eat while at the event. Sometimes there is food available to purchase and take home at the end of dinner. Please ask your server at the end of dinner if there is food to buy and take home.
Raffles & Auctions
You must be present to receive winning prizes. Raffle tickets can only be purchased with cash and credit cards.
What is DAV Chapter 48’s IRS Status?
DAV Sonoma County Chapter 48 is an all-volunteer 501(c)4 non-profit, tax-exempt sub-organization of DAV National. EIN: 94-6173131. Donations are not tax-deductible unless donating directly to DAV’s charitable trust fund. When donating directly to our parent organization, please request the donation go to your local DAV chapter. Donations are greatly appreciated and highly encouraged to support our cost-free programs. Only a dinner ticket purchase grants the ticket holder entrance to the event. Separate donations alone do not qualify for entrance.
How Can I Become a DAV Member?
DAV Memberships for qualifying Veterans will be available during the event. Visit https://www.dav.org/membership/join-dav/ to see if you qualify or join DAV before the event. Don’t forget to write in the local chapter you would like to join.
HOW TO BECOME AN EVERYDAY HERO
All of our cost-free programs and fundraisers are made possible because of volunteers. It would not be possible to help disabled veterans and their families without volunteers. Become an Everyday Hero for disabled veterans and their families by helping us to put on this event. No matter who you are, your level of experience, or your volunteer interests may be, there is a role you will enjoy. We have volunteers of all ages. DAV offers college scholarships for young students who volunteer, qualify, and apply. Contact us to learn more about DAV’s college scholarship program.
- Set-up crew
- Clean-up crew
- Security guards
- Door monitors
- Floor monitors
- Drink bar attendants
- Audio/visual attendant
- Raffle & auction attendants
- Kitchen help
- Front desk ticket booth attendants
- Promotion and outreach
- Donation & sponsor acquisition
- And so much more
In-kind donations can come from businesses or individuals:
We also seek food and drink donations (wine and beer to pour at the event) and more.
In return for your support, contribution acknowledgments will be publicized in various ways. Contact us to learn more.
The earlier we receive donated items and sponsorships, the more time we have to advertise your support before the event.
Advertise Your Business by including your name/logo/contact information on:
- Our event advertising.
- Our event program.
- Hang your banner at our event.
- Table of eight reservation sign.
- Website for 1-year.
- Social media shout-outs.
Contact us for package details and due dates or share with us your ideas about how you would like to sponsor.
PLEASE HELP US GET THE WORD OUT
CONTACT US TO LEARN HOW TO BECOME A 2025 EVENT SPONSOR, DONOR OR SUPPORTER
TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS THROUGH THE DAV CALIFORNIA REHABILITATION FOUNDATION.