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Raffle to Portugal to Benefit Second Helpings

Escape to Fuseta, Algarve Coast of Portugal!
Just 300 tickets will be sold! $100 each

Link to buy tickets:  https://secondhelpings.z2systems.com/donation.jsp?campaign=52&

Purchase tickets today to win a week’s stay in a condo in Fuseta, Portugal plus $2000 towards airfare.  Your email confirmation is your receipt.  

Your Prize: Win a week’s stay for up to four people in a condo overlooking the sea in the old fisherman’s town of Fuseta on the Algarve Coast of Portugal. Plus, Second Helpings will provide $2,000 towards airfare and cleaning fees.  All other costs are the responsibility of the raffle winner.
Accommodation: The two-bedroom (master has a double bed and the guest bedroom has two single beds) condo makes the most of the panoramic views with wall to floor windows overlooking the sea. It has two baths, a small kitchen and dining area, access to a rooftop terrace, and access to a shared indoor pool. This penthouse condo overlooks the ocean and Ria Formosa Natural Park.
The Area: Fuseta is on the Algarve Coast, about 30 minutes from Tavira, known as one of the “most charming towns” in the Algarve region.  It is a “delightful mix of traditional Portuguese heritage with deep-rooted Moorish influences.”  There are cobbled streets, tiled houses, wonderful golf courses, and pristine beach.  From Fuseta, a train and short ferry ride will take you to Seville, Spain if you want to extend your trip.

Things to Do: Relax on the beach, watch fishermen bring in their catch, enjoy the wine (some consider it the national drink), or take a short boat ride to the Ria Formosa Natural Park, home to the largest seahorse population in the world. These are all on the must-do list. Add to that the bird-watching. Ornithologists come from all over the world to see the storks, purple herons, yellow-legged gulls, purple swamp hens, and many more to be found on the Algarve Coast.
Getting There: It is 4,000 miles from Savannah to Faro, Portugal. Most flights out of Savannah to Faro involve going to Lisbon, Vienna or Brussels and then on to Faro. Lufthansa, Air Canada, and other popular airlines fly to Faro. Expect about 17 hours to make the trip. Second Helpings is providing $2,000 towards airfare. From Faro, take a train to Fuseta, about 15 miles away.
Weather: If temperatures in the 60s or 70s appeal to you, the Algarve Coast will too! July is the hottest month on the Algarve Coast with an average temperature of 74 degrees. The coldest is January at 54 degrees. Expect lots of sunshine as the Algarve region gets 300 days of sunshine a year.

Prize Restrictions: Additional airfare costs, food, train fare, and all other costs are the responsibility of the raffle winner. The trip must be completed by October 30, 2020. Second Helpings staff and board of directors are not eligible to enter the raffle. Prizes have no monetary value and cannot be exchanged for cash. The prize is final. Accommodation is guaranteed based upon availability with the approval of the owners of the condo. Reviews of the condo and more information are available to https://www.holidaylettings.co.uk/content/rentals/fuzeta/1930596.

Beneficiary: Proceeds support Second Helpings’ efforts to rescue food and eliminate food waste while providing food for hunger relief agencies. Second Helpings picks up and delivers food in Beaufort, Jasper, and Hampton counties at no costs to those we serve. Of the food distributed in our service area, 80 percent comes from Second Helpings. Over 3 million pounds of food was rescued in 2018. The food pantries received and distributed, on an average, over 50,000 pounds each.

How to Purchase:
Tickets are available by calling 843-689-3689.  You can also purchase your tickets directly at the link at the top of the page.  For more information on the area click on to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWXUMA7liNQ

 

Hampton Lake Tiger Bass Race Charitable Fund Awards Grant to Second Helpings

Second Helpings volunteers and board of directors extend their sincere thanks for Hampton Lake Tiger Bass Race Charitable Fund’s grant award as a result of their very successful 2019 Tiger Base Race.  These funds will support Second Helpings’ Healthy Food Initiative.  In 2018 over one million pounds of fresh produce was provided to our 57 agencies.  Healthy foods result in healthy minds.  Thank you to everyone who made this event a success.  We had a great time and John Geisler, our 80 plus-year-old retired truck volunteer, won in his division.  Doesn’t he look proud?

Gift Giving Made Easy: Buy or Give a Trip to Portugal…Sweet 16 Days Left to Buy Your Raffle Ticket

Is it a special anniversary?  How about the wedding of a couple that has everything?  Second Helpings has your gift-giving covered!  You can be the winner of a trip to Portugal’s Algarve Coast with all proceeds benefiting Second Helpings.  The winner receives one week’s stay in a two-bedroom condo in the small fishing village of Fuseta and $2,000 for travel costs (airfare, etc.).  There’s still time to get one of the 300 tickets to be sold before the drawing on November 21. You can see video of the village, read about the weather in this part of Portugal, and buy tickets online at www.secondhelpingslc.org or call Second Helpings at 843-689-3689.

Visit One of the Seven Natural Wonders of Portugal

The Ria Formosa Natural Park is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Portugal according to 656,000 people who voted.

You can be minutes away from this barrier island system if you win the week’s condo stay plus $2,000 toward airfare in Fuseta on the Algarve Coast of Portugal.  It’s the prize in Second Helpings’ first travel raffle thanks to generous donors.

The Ria Formosa is an important wintering ground for birds and a nesting site for many endangered species.  Add to that fishing and other water activities, relaxing on the beach, and visiting the culturally rich town of Faro, just 15 miles away.

It sounds like a great way to experience one of the top places to visit, Portugal.  Just 300 tickets will be sold and the winning ticket will be drawn November 21.  Purchase online at https://secondhelpings.z2systems.com/np/clients/secondhelpings/donation.jsp?campaign=52& or call Second Helpings’ office at 843-689-3689.  Enlist a couple or three friends to chip in and get ready to pack your bags…oh, share please because all proceeds help fight hunger in the Lowcountry.