Join us for an exciting poker-themed fundraiser! 

The Neighbor to Neighbor Poker Run is a lively event designed for everyone, created to foster community connections while supporting the work of welcome.

Help us meet our $5000 goal to raise the Newcomer Assistance Fund which aids refugees in St. Joe County with essential expenses like dental procedures, medical emergencies, winter gear, school supplies, car seats, and groceries. 

What's a Poker Run?

A poker run is a classic poker game where participants visit five checkpoints in downtown South Bend, drawing a playing card at each stop. The goal is to assemble the best poker hand by collecting cards throughout the run. This hand will be presented at the final stop. What makes it exciting is that your success isn’t determined by skill and cards are concealed in colored envelopes, adding an element of surprise and anticipation to the game.

Buying Hands

Before 1:00pm on April 27, purchase hands online at $50, $25, or $10 a hand. Each type of hand goes into a different level of "pot" for a different prize. Buy as many hands as you want to increase your chances of winning!

Community Locations

On Saturday, April 27 between 1:00pm until 3:30pm, swing by five locations starting at the N2N office (803 Lincolnway West, South Bend), where you'll be given a map and a collection bag for your hands. Then you'll move on to South Bend Brew Werks, the Art Museum, Chicory Cafe, and the Purple Porch Co-op. At each stop, you'll pick up one card per hand that you purchased. Then before 4:00pm, bring your hands to the final stop...

Final Stop

Date & Time: Saturday, April 27, 3:30 - 5:15pm
Location: Stockroom East, 625 E Jefferson Blvd Suite C, South Bend, IN 46617
Doors open at 3:30! Turn in your hands before 4:00pm and indulge in some light refreshments and live music. Food and drink are provided free of charge, but outside food or drink is not allowed. Enjoy entertainment from local band Joe Baughman & The Righteous Few while we all wait for the results!


The best hand from each pot will win a gift card: a $150 giftcard to Ruth's Chris for the $50 pot, a $75 giftcard to Best Buy for the $25 pot, and a $50 giftcard to Amazon for the $10 pot. Merchandise from Neighbor to Neighbor and Joe Baughman + The Righteous Few will also be given out. The more hands you buy, the better your chances of winning!

Newcomer Assistance Fund

The Newcomer Assistance Fund serves as a lifeline for refugees and immigrants encountering unforeseen essential expenses. From dental procedures and medical emergencies to winter essentials, school supplies, car seats, and groceries, we provide vital support during the post-resettlement process. As newcomers navigate the challenges of adapting to a new environment, often in a language different from their own, our one-time assistance helps address immediate needs and hurdles they encounter. Help us reach our $5000 goal to raise the level of this fund!

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