Crittenton event raises record amount of $400K at ‘Paint the Town PINK!’


Florence Crittenton officials said Wednesday that their Feb. 11 “Paint the Town PINK!” annual fundraiser at the Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds was a record-breaking event, grossing $400,580.

The money raised represents 30% of the agency’s annual fundraising goal. In  2020, Crittenton grossed the previous record-breaking amount of $290,000.

The event, celebrating its 20th year, provided the 500 attendees an opportunity to support Crittenton’s programs for families with young children.

Florence Crittenton Family Services, a nonprofit group, is at 3404 Cooney Drive.

THOM BRIDGE, Independent Record

The nonprofit agency provides trauma-informed care and residential, early childhood and community programs aimed at strengthening families in Helena and across Montana.

Officials said they were delighted to have the fundraiser in person after two years of COVID-19 limitations on large events.

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“It appears the public was too, with tickets and corporate sponsorships selling out in record time and our auction reaching record numbers,” they said.

Guests enjoyed a gourmet dinner, cocktails, live and silent auctions, raffles, music and dancing with local band

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