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Oct 29, 2017: Starting Point’s 40th Anniversary Dance Party

WHAT: Join us for The Starting Point’s 40th Anniversary Dance party!!
Click here to download a copy of the flyer and order form for tickets and the
Program Book (see below)..
WHERE: Auletto’s Catering in Deptford Township, NJ. For directions, click here and a
separate browser window will open for Google Maps.

WHEN: Sunday, October 29, 2-6pm

MORE INFO: Jerry Blavat (the “Geator With the Heater”) will be spinning records that
afternoon to help us celebrate this milestone anniversary! Tickets will become available
at the end of August or early September, so mark your calendars now.

You will not want to miss this one!!! Contact the front desk for more details.

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Regarding the “Program Book” :

We are preparing a printed Program Book to commemorate this special event. Ads, testimonials,
tributes, memorials, good wishes or business cards can be added to the program book by emailing
a copy of the completed form with “Program Book” in the subject line to ldepka@startingpoint.org
by October 9, 2017.  Detailed instructions for the submission of ad materials will then be sent to you
via email.

The following size ads are available:

_____ Full Page ( 4” x 7”) for       $250                      _____ Half Page (4” x 3 ½”) for         $125
_____ Quarter Page (2” x 4”) for $75                        _____ Small Block (1 ¾” x 1 ¾”) for $50
             (works great with business cards)                   _____ Patron’s Listing for                  $10  

A note from Vince DiPasquale, our founder

Dear friends

As you may or may not be aware, 2016 was a very difficult year for The Starting Point financially.

Even in the best of times, this small not-for-profit organization operates hand-to-mouth on a shoestring budget. However, a major construction project across the street made things far more difficult for us. The construction necessitated street closures, which in turn affected access to our facility and the availability of parking. Because of the disruption and inconvenience, one of our dependable sources of revenue left our facility and relocated. That meant a loss of funds of nearly $12,000 per year. Since then, a second source of revenue, representing an additional $24,000, was lost to us. This total loss of $36,000 represents 10% of our annual operating budget, which has hit the organization hard.

Rest assured that we are working diligently on our end to keep our doors open and continue to provide high-quality holistic, integrative, and wellness-oriented educational and referral services to our clientele and the recovery community at large.

In these difficult times, we remain mindful of your ongoing support and are grateful for any assistance you can show us this year. There are many ways to support Starting Point financially, and these are all detailed on our DONATE page.

As always, we thank you for your support of The Starting Point.