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'20 Years of Changing Lives with Love' at Friends of the Carpenter Annual Dinner and Auction on Oct. 20; Sponsorship Opportunities Available - 07/19/18

Vancouver, WA – Friends of the Carpenter (FOC) will host its 16th annual auction on Sat. Oct. 20, 2018, 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Warehouse ’23, 100 Columbia St #102. Tickets purchased before Oct. 10 are $75 per person, $700 table of 10 (tickets increase to $85 per person, $800 table of 10 after Oct. 10) Event tickets are now on sale and can be purchased on-line at or at the FOC office, 1600 W. 20th Street.

“Twenty years is a tremendous milestone. We are honored to share this anniversary with our supporters and the community that we serve,” said Tom Iberle, executive director. “For this year’s event logo, we created a mosaic of people within the number 20. In addition to the faces of our participants, our volunteers and our woodworkers, you’ll also see a few Friends who made this Ministry possible – Duane and Julie Sich, Jack Artz, and Dan Nicholas – for whom we are eternally grateful.”

The event will feature dinner and both silent and live auctions, where guests can bid on exciting vacation packages, heirloom quality woodworking items, sports and recreation packages, gift baskets, and more. All funds raised by the event support FOC’s mission, including programs at the Friendship Center where people of all circumstances are empowered to live life with dignity, hope and love.

Sponsorship opportunities are available at various levels, from presenting sponsor at $30,000 to table sponsor at $1,000. Contact Christine Bilic, Administrative & Development Manager, at 360-750-4752 or">

About FOC

Friends of the Carpenter was incorporated in Vancouver, WA in Oct. 1998 and began as a vision of a practical outreach of simple welcome and personal interaction between volunteers from the church and people living in poverty. Since the beginning, regular contact has been made with the homeless and poor persons of our community through woodworking events scheduled throughout the community and which, today, are held at FOC’s Friendship Center. Our mission: Friends of the Carpenter is a non-profit, faith-based day facility that provides safety, structure and purpose for vulnerable members of our community. Learn more at