Klamath Falls, Oregon – Friends of the Children of the Klamath Basin invites the community to its annual fundraising program and auction, called Friend Raiser, Thursday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m. The event is presented by Lithia Ford of Klamath Falls.

“To mark our 22nd anniversary in the Klamath Basin, we’re excited to facilitate at-home parties and host three in-person parties,” said Executive Director Amanda Squibb. “A live streamed program will reach three party sites in Klamath, as well as home parties anywhere with internet connection. Together we’ll celebrate 22 years of mentoring relationships that build bright futures.”

Party Packs of wine, goodies, and coupons are available for home parties, with or without gift certificates included for take-out meals from Thai Orchid Cafe or Harbor Clubhouse. Seats and tables for site parties are available at the Collman Dairy Barn, Fable Restaurant, and Running Y Lodge. All must be purchased online at the event site, along with raffle tickets for a $1250 Holliday Jewelry gift certificate.

Bidding for silent auction items begins online May 12 at 5 p.m. Bidding for live auction items begins online May 19 at noon. Auction items range from unique handcrafted items to dining and travel experiences.

To bid on the auction or to purchase seats, raffle tickets and Party Packs, participants must register at the Friend Raiser event page, accessible through friendsklamath.org or directly at https://fckb.ejoinme.org/FR2022.

To watch the live streamed “Building on Love” Friend Raiser program, look for the YouTube link to be published May 19 at 8 a.m. at friendsklamath.org and via social media. Supporters unable to attend may donate at friendklamath.org or with a check to Friends – Klamath Basin, 3837 Altamont Drive, Klamath Falls, OR 97603.

Friend Raiser artwork / Friend Jeff Press and youth