City Gates is an independent ministry and does not receive government funding. With our city having the highest rate of homelessness and poverty per-capita in the state, we depend on the community of people who believe in the humanitarian efforts we provide. Fundraising is an important function of our ministry. Our yearly auction has become a necessary event and needs the support of committed leaders to ensure its success. We encourage our volunteers to promote other fundraising events such as garage sales, car washes, golfing and bowling drives, bake sales, and dinners. We also depend on blanket and sock drives, clothes bins and food depots to provide items needed to take the trucks to the street every week. Fundraising is a great way to see the response of our community in action. We would not be where we are today without your help in this capacity.