Franco-American Heritage Center Envelope Challenge

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Welcome to our Envelope Challenge for businesses!

 

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Franco Center. Founded in 2000 with the mission of saving the historically significant former church building and preserving the culture and heritage of the French-Canadian immigrants. The building has been rehabilitated providing the community with a center for live performances, educational programs, and cultural heritage programs.

We have much to be thankful for. As we look forward to sustaining the Franco Center – we need your help! We challenge YOU and your business to buy an envelope (or two or three…) to benefit the work we do to continue to provide performances and educational opportunities and make improvements that benefit the experience you receive here at the Franco Center. Every single donation makes a difference and gets us closer to our goal of $80,200. This is a big goal, and you are an important part of making it a successful one.

The Envelope Challenge for businesses is an electronic version of the popular paper envelope fundraiser where 400 envelopes are available for ‘sale’ on a secure website. Each envelope is worth the face value … for example, the 200th envelope is worth $200; the 10th envelope is worth $10. There are donation options of all amounts from $1 to $400.

With each donation, you have a chance to win any of our gift prizes: $100 gift card to LL Bean, Downeaster voucher for a round trip for two, passes for our “Escape” room, Franco Center History Tours, business ad on our website – and more! The more you purchase the greater your chances! When you choose an envelope, we will mail you the physical envelope so you will have your raffle ticket along with whatever you may have won.

As a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, all donations are tax deductible, and every donation will receive a tax letter.

To start, click on the Donate Now button then select an envelope (or two or three) that matches your donation amount.

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Click here to visit the Franco Center website

What are the prizes?

Envelopes 1 – 100 (donations of $1 – $100) There are 9 chances to win

• Raffle chance for $100 LL Bean gift certificate. 1 in 400 chance
• Raffle chance for Amtrak Downeaster round trip ticket (expires 12/24/2024). 1 in 400 chance
• Chance for a pass to our Escape room for up to 7 people (5 given out). 1 in 20 chance
• Chance for a pass for our history tour (2 given out). 1 in 50 chance

Envelopes 101 – 200 (donations of $101 – $200) There are 16 chances to win

• Raffle chance for $100 LL Bean gift certificate. 1 in 400 chance
• Raffle chance for Amtrak Downeaster round trip ticket (expires 12/24/2024). 1 in 400 chance
• Chance for a pass to our Escape room for up to 7 people (5 given out). 1 in 20 chance
• Chance for a pass for our history tour (4 given out). 1 in 25 chance
• Chance on ad on Franco Center website for a month. (5 given out). 1 in 20 chance

Envelopes 201 – 300 (donations of $201 – $300) There are 16 chances to win

• Raffle chance for $100 LL Bean gift certificate. 1 in 400 chance
• Raffle chance for Amtrak Downeaster round trip ticket (expires 12/24/2024). 1 in 400 chance
• Chance for a pass to our Escape room for up to 7 people (5 given out). 1 in 20 chance
• Chance for a pass for our history tour (4 given out). 1 in 25 chance
• Chance on ad on Franco Center website for two months. (5 given out). 1 in 20 chance

Envelopes 301 – 400 (donations of $301 – $400) There are 35 chances to win
and 1 guaranteed ticket to 25th Anniversary season opener

• Raffle chance for $100 LL Bean gift certificate. 1 in 400 chance
• Raffle chance for Amtrak Downeaster round trip ticket (expires 12/24/2024). 1 in 400 chance
• Chance for a pass to our Escape room for up to 7 people (5 given out). 1 in 20 chance
• Chance for a pass for our history tour (4 given out). 1 in 25 chance
• Chance on ad on Franco Center website for three months. (10 given out). 1 in 10 chance
• Chance for logo on our Marquee for a month (10 given out). 1 in 10 chance
• Chance for pass for the waiving of our rental fee for an event (with food) booked at our venue. (4 given out).
1 in 25 chance
• Ticket to Franco Center’s 25th anniversary opening show Best of Broadway. Guaranteed