Basket Raffle & Virtual Reverse Raffle Are Both Online Winning Opportunities – Forbes House has made it easy to help end the cycle of domestic violence.


PAINESVILLE, OHIO  – Basket raffles are always such a big draw and a fun part of events with so many items to choose from and the anticipation of your ticket being pulled as the winner!  With the three-week online basket raffle Forbes House is currently running through October 10th, the event committee is finding the popularity of a basket raffle is just as high online as it is in person.  

“The first week was a success, states Kathy Strancar, Executive Director.  There were a variety of eighteen items in week one and each week the number of items available to win increases.”  The three-week raffle runs Tuesday through Sunday at 11:59pm, with each week featuring different items.  Weekly winners are notified by email on Monday.  Start dates for the final two weeks of the raffle are September 28 and October 5. 



The event fundraising committee has collected a number of prizes up for grabs, including a  $600 entire home deep clean from The Cleaning Authority of Mentor, Cavaliers 5-Game MVP Mini Plan donated by Sports Plus Specialties, Cleveland Indians signed Franmil Reyes ball donated by the Cleveland Indians, basket of fragrances donated by Dillard’s, a Good Eats gift card board filled with local restaurant gift cards valued at over $600, a liquor ladder filled with hand-picked items donated by Christine Matthews and a holiday lighting package donated by Wade Roofing and Holiday Lighting are just a few of the available items.  Each donated prize is featured on the weekly raffle page and includes a prize description, noting the business or individual that donated it.

Participants have the chance to win prizes or experiences by purchasing ticket entries through the Forbes House website (www.ForbesHouse.org) when clicking the Reverse Raffle tab.  The more tickets purchased, the better chance you will have to win the prize of your choice.  This is a fun way for the community to get involved and to make an impact on ending the cycle of domestic violence.  

The weekly basket raffles are part of the annual Virtual Reverse Raffle benefiting Forbes House, known as Cash Dash & Dinner Bash.  Typically, a full evening affair, this year as last year, it will be online from 7pm-8pm, Friday October 8 in the comfort of your own home.  Just as in person, the event includes mainboard tickets for a chance to win $2500 and $3, $5 and $10 sideboards, a 50/50 raffle and a liquor ladder raffle. Mainboard tickets are $50 and include the link to the LIVE virtual event.  Tickets can be purchased at www.ForbesHouse.org along with sideboard tickets and all activity entries.  

A twist to this virtual event is the offering of Party Packs which can be purchased with an event ticket or just on their own!  Choose from the Classic Party Pack or the Extreme Party Pack.  Both include a fully prepared hot taco bar with all the fixings from Moe’s Southwest Grill (chips & salsa included), a liter of Classic Coke and a four-pack of Caliber Cupcakes.  The Extreme Party Pack includes all of the fixings from the Classic Party Pack plus a bottle of wine, your choice of red or white.  New this year is a Snack Party Pack which is two individual charcuterie boxes from Amazing Graze and a bottle of wine, your choice of red or white.  All Party Packs will be ready for pick up at Moe’s Southwest Grill in Mentor (9710 Mentor Avenue) from 5:30pm-6:30pm on Friday October 8th.     

“The Cash Dash & Dinner Bash Reverse Raffle is our main fundraiser and we are excited to stay virtual as it allows people from all over to participate in many different ways,” Strancar states.    The support we receive from the fundraiser enables us to provide free programs and services that help empower individuals and families to end the cycle of domestic violence.  Though we are virtually together for the event this year we can still make a real difference!”  

Cash Dash & Dinner Bash is presented by McDowell Homes Real Estate Services and sponsored by Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A., Express Employment Professionals, Faist &Koops Family Dentistry, Frantz Ward Attorneys at Law, Ganley Village, Griffin Technology Group, Handouts, HW&Co., Knowtion Inc., 

Lakeland Community College, Lake News, Media One Radio Group, Middlefield Bank, Mimi Magazine, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Northeast Ohio Parent/Northeast Ohio Boomer, The Crockett Team/Liz Zappitelli, Realtor, The Lubrizol Corporation, The News-Herald, University Hospitals, Walker Roofing & Construction, Women’s Journal and WINT Integrity Radio 101.5FM/1330AM.  For tickets and additional information visit www.ForbesHouse.org or call 440-357-7321.                                  


About Forbes House

For more than 40 years, Forbes House has been empowering individuals and families to end the cycle of domestic violence. Lake County’s only domestic violence shelter offers a 24-hour crisis line, emergency food and shelter, counseling, support groups, legal advocacy and education and prevention programming.  Services are provided free of charge as limited resources should not be a barrier for anyone who needs help.