The COVID-19 pandemic may have forced the cancellation of Duet: Partners In Health & Agingâ€™s annual Partners in Compassion luncheon, but it didnâ€™t eliminate the need the organization has for this impactful annual fundraiser. To prevent the crisis from continuing to impact the community Duet serves, the event was reimagined as a virtual experience.
Instead of a luncheon, Duet is inviting everyone to a virtual lunch to view a special video on their own timetable in the comfort and safety of their own home. The video highlights the services Duet provides and the people the organization helps on a daily basis. Viewers can make a virtual donation to Duet directly from the video link.
â€œProceeds from the luncheon are a critical source of Duet's funding, especially as we move into the summer months, so our Capacity Building Team opted to pivot to a virtual-event format,â€ said Lori Appleby Hoke, Duetâ€™s community engagement manager. â€œOne of our agency values is a commitment to fulfill our mission even when resources and energies are challenged, and so this was an opportunity to do just that in as safe a manner as possible.â€