Friendsgiving 2018- Join us!


It’s time again for AFAR’s annual fundraiser event FRIENDSGIVING! It’s our second year with this important event and we really hope to see all of our community join us. On Sunday, November 18 from 9:30am - 11:30am, we are throwing a big ol’ pajama party. This is a family friendly event complete with full hot breakfast (catered by Porchetta), mimosas and coffee (for the grown ups), pillow/blanket forts, progressive children’s book reading corner, large screen viewing of a kid-friendly show, games and activities. It’s going to be a fun and positive experience for all ages. 

It’s a wonderful time to gather our entire community in one place and connect with other progressive and like-minded families in the Raleigh area. Life can be crazy busy when you have kids and we don’t often plan our weekend social time around our own interests and passions and here is a chance to do just that while also be at an event that your family will actually enjoy. We will have fun, get to know one another better and hopefully reflect on all the work that AFAR has been up to and how we can use our platform and community to further progressive politics in our city. In this present climate of divisiveness and negativity, we want to create a movement of approaching these things in a positive and inclusive way that we can educate and include the next generation of voters in. 

PLUS, this is a fundraiser event, its pretty much the only time each year that we ask YOU for support. This is all so that for the rest of the year we can put on our many FREE and parent-friendly events like Civic Kids Story Hour, Community Circle, campaign support events, Science March and so much more. All the proceeds from FRIENDSGIVING tickets go right back towards future AFAR programming. We are a completely volunteer run organization of passionate parents looking to make progressive politics more family friendly for ALL of Raleigh’s families. We’d love for you to join us by attending FRIENDSGIVING and allowing your ticket price to be a donation towards our efforts.

Even if you can’t attend the event, WE WILL MISS YOU, but please consider donating today via our Venmo link ( 

Entry Fee/Donation to AFAR: $35/adult & $15/child (children 3 and under are free). Tickets can be purchased online in advance via Venmo (link above) or by check/cash on the day of the event too. 

Bring the kids, bring the grandparents, bring your neighbors and BYO Pajamas! Please RSVP on our official evite ( for our food count/planning needs. Thank you so much for your support of AFAR, we couldn’t do any of this without you!

-by Beth Eiserloh Johnson