1) Help by emailing your parish (and perhaps other nearby parishes) to see if they can include an announcement about the conference in their weekly bulletin. We have provided the text for such an announcement below. All you need to do is copy it into an email and send it to your parish office.
IHM Homeschool Conference – April 25 & 26, 2014
The Immaculate Heart of Mary Houston Homeschool and Parent Conference will be held at the University of St. Thomas–Jerabeck Athletic Center, 3800 Montrose Blvd., in Houston, on Friday, April 25th (4:00pm – 9:00pm) and on Saturday, April 26th (9:00am – 4:00pm). Confirmed speakers include: Dr. Michael Foley, Prof. Joseph Pearce, Mrs. Mary Ellen Barrett, and Mrs. Colleen Hammond! Admission is free and pre-registration is not required. For more information, please call 540-622-5543 or visit www.ihmconference.org
2) Our conferences are free to attend, but obviously they are not free to put on. IHM Conferences require your financial assistance to operate. If you are able to make a donation toward the conference, that would help ensure that these conferences can continue in the future.
Conscious of keeping our spending to a minimum while still providing the highest quality conferences we can, our costs are not huge (so your donation goes a long way). Your donation will help us defray the most significant costs of running a conference which are the facility rental (except in rare cases where we are able to get a free facility), speaker travel and honorariums, and promotion. (Our speakers believe strongly in our mission and give us staggering discounts compared with their usual speaking fees. When you speak with them at the conferences, please let them know how much you appreciate them!) The chart on the right shows the average breakdown of our costs (and where your donation goes).
You can donate online through PayPal (you do not need a PayPal account to donate).
Thank you so much for your help! If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact us.