Getting Started

How to Invite Guests and Fill Your Table

Who to invite?

Put together a list of people you’d like to invite. Think of who would enjoy the speakers. This a fundraising event, so think about who will have fun supporting ChildStrive financially.

Think of all your circles – your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, clients, colleagues, your children’s dentist and doctor, members of your neighborhood parenting group or pre-school co-op/ daycare.

When and how to invite?

It is best to start sending out invitations and getting firm commitments by March. Guest lists are requested by May 12.

Call, text, message, email, create an event on Facebook, or use Evite or other tools — try a combination of ways to invite your friends. Remember that most people need more than one reminder.

What to say in the invitation?

We want to make it easy! Find ideas and templates for you to use to invite your guests in the “Invitations, Reminders & More” section.


ChildStrive Luncheon 5-19-20









Watch this video from a past Bridges to Resilience Luncheon and hear the stories of three children and their families.