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4th Annual Murder Mystery Dinner & Silent Auction

Gala/Party for Good Samaritans of Garland
Mar 02, 2024 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Deadline: February 23, 2024

Who's Going
Fundraising Goal $75,000
Expected Attendance 300
Reach 1,000
Ticket Price $100
Metro Area Dallas, TX
Exempt Status 501(c)(3) (IRS Form 990 Filed)
Nonprofit Category P - Human Services
Attendee Gender Ratio 50% Male, 50% Female
Potential Item Uses Online Auction Silent Auction
How Donors Promoted Event Signage Event Program Event Announcement Newsletter Website Email Blast Facebook Twitter Instagram
Attendee Ages 35-44 Years 45-54 Years 55-64 Years 65+ Years
Attendees' Children's Ages 18+ Years
Special Populations Active People Health Conscious Foodies

Please join us for our 4th Annual Murder Mystery Dinner/Silent Auction,  It’s Murder in the Wings, Saturday, March 2, 2024. Festivities begin at 5:45 pm at The Atrium, 300 N. 5th St., Garland, TX 75040. The cast includes members of the Garland community, including two City Council Members and our very own Garland Mayor! 


This annual event is Good Sam's signature fund-raising event, supporting and bringing awareness of our mission:  compassionately feeding, helping and serving through direct food assistance and community partnerships. Our first three Murder Mystery Dinner/Silent Auctions were sold-out events and this one is well on its way! 


There has been a steady increase the last few years in the number of families receiving supplemental food assistance. Of the 4,000 households served monthly, 500+ are first-time guests. Significantly, 30% of individuals served are children. 


From our observation, food insecurity (when money to buy nutritional, safe food is limited or unavailable) is the new ‘silent pandemic.’ With Covid assistance and protections eliminated and rent, fuel and food prices inflated, underemployed/low-wage earners are choosing between providing adequate, nutritious food for their families or paying rent. Families--especially with young children—are struggling to provide enough safe and healthy food for normal growth and development.  


We invite you to partner with Good Sam in providing needed resources for struggling families with your table sponsorship and/or silent auction donation. While supporting the mission of Good Sam you will enjoy the camaraderie of fellow attendees and have an opportunity to establish meaningful relationships, build brand awareness and grow your business. 


To sponsor a table or donate silent auction items contact sara@goodsamofgarland.org, call (972) 276-2263, or visit our event website. 




Thank you for your consideration of helping us help others.  Together is better! 

The Atrium
300 N. Main St
Garland, TX 75040