More information will be added as events get closer
Fundraising Drive to Replace 2021 Fundraising Dinner
Due to the uncertainty of the Coronavirus, our largest fundraiser, The Annual Gala Dinner and Auction, has been postponed until 2022.
With your help, we can continue to serve the most vulnerable in our community. Please consider making a contribution to help us raise the funds needed to continue this valuable service.
You are essential to our success!
18th Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament,
The 2020 Golf Tournament was cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak. We’re hopeful that the tournament can be brought back, bigger and better than ever, in 2021. Please watch for updates for an opportunity to hit the links for this important cause.
This is one of the three annual fundraisers that we count on to fund the home. Any contribution you can make to help make up for this loss is greatly appreciated! It’s easy – just click the donate button on this page.
Recently Held Events
Fall Luncheon – A Virtual Success!
Colette Polaski, the chair of the 22nd Annual Fall Luncheon, and her committee came up with the idea of a “virtual luncheon” in order to continue the successful fall tradition of support for Mother Teresa Maternity Home.
The “virtual luncheon” was held on Saturday, October 3rd for 20 table hosts, in their individual homes, who enjoyed an afternoon of safe distancing friendship with their guests and wonderful food. Hosts had the option to either order a prepared and delivered lunch or provide their own. Those choosing to have the food prepared by our own Chef Colette Polaski and her team in the St. Patrick’s kitchen had it delivered to their homes by a team of volunteer drivers on Saturday morning. In addition, those unable to host a luncheon supported the Home with their financial donations.
The names of the table hosts were entered into a drawing for several beautiful gift baskets created by our usual donors to either keep or to hold another drawing with their guests. Guests were given an opportunity to continue their support of MTMH through individual donations at the luncheons or by mailing them directly to MTMH.
We are very grateful to everyone for your generous financial support to help keep the maternity home operating for the women and infants in need during these uncertain times.
We look forward to returning to a “normal” Fall Luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021.
The following photos were sent in from some of our luncheon hosts. Follow along for a sampling of the festivities.
An Evening of Elegance Dinner and Auction, Saturday, February 1st, 2020
On Saturday, February 1, 2020 the Mother Teresa Maternity Home presented its 17th Annual Dinner and Auction with resounding success. This is the premier event where businesses and community members come together to provide essential funding to ensure the ongoing services offered by the Home. The sold out event of 240 attendees enjoyed a festive atmosphere in an elegantly decorated Gurnell Hall in Placerville.
Fabulous appetizers and dinner were, once again, provided by Master Chef Mike Inks of the Foothill Grill and served by the ROP students from El Dorado area high schools. New this year was an auction table with gourmet cakes as a special silent auction treat in addition to the traditional silent auction. And, back this year by popular demand, guests enjoyed a game of heads-or-tails playing for a $1,000 prize.
Our Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Wendy Thomas who also assisted auctioneer Jack Sweeney during the live auction. Prizes included a Holland America Cruise for two, a one-of-a-kind tour of historic Cielo Ranch in Meyers, premium Celine Dion concert tickets with a night on the Delta King in Old Town Sacramento, a three-night stay in a three-bedroom vacation house in South Lake Tahoe with a private pier and beach access, and game tickets to the Oakland A’s and Sacramento Kings, to mention just a few.
Our “Fund – A- Need,” gave everyone an opportunity to participate in the funding of the much needed Education Fund. This fund will be used to assist our residents who have had their education disrupted by moves, abuse and poverty. The fund will be used to pay for high school and community college courses, testing fees, driver training and licensing fees, uniforms and equipment as needed. One of our goals is to have them leave Mother Teresa Maternity Home as a more educated woman with the skills of a productive member of our community.
We’d like to thank all those involved in making this a memorable night. Sponsors, donors, generous attendees and the volunteers who donated countless hours made the 2020 Evening of Elegance one of the best ever. We couldn’t do it without you. We look forward to seeing you again next year on February 6, 2021!