- Adding thousands of dollars to our congregation’s general fund.
- The fun you can have when more of your family and friends visit San Diego.
- Affordable accommodations for those family members and friends.
- Your “no-room-for-guests” home not a limiting factor.
From May 2016 through June 30, 2017, our program brought in $8,941—exceeding our $5,000 goal even after subtracting our start up and promotional costs of $3,202. (Over $2,000 of costs was for development of our online registration system—a one-time expense.) With 11 of 26 inaugural host homes welcoming guests for a total of 98 nights, our first-year net profit, added to our operating budget, was $5,739!
Since July 1, 2017, with an inventory of 28 host homes welcoming guests for 71 nights, the program has brought in $6,112 of this fiscal year’s $7,500 goal. (Expenses have not yet been deducted from the amount received.) $3,145 (54%) came from guests attending the Mosaic Makers Conference our congregation hosted in October. These guests were housed in 10 homes for a total of 31 nights. With your help we can be more successful in 2017-18 and beyond!
Giving information about our program to more folks who plan on visiting San Diego can greatly increase our success. It’s a win-win for our congregation and for you and your family and friends on vacation, attending conferences, or coming to town for family-related events like weddings, retirements, graduations, special birthday celebrations, and family reunions. They save money on their lodging and meet wonderful hosts by choosing our B&B Program over hotels. If your house is too small for guests or when your house is full, suggest family and friends take the opportunity to stay with one of our friendly UU hosts. You can be sure they’ll be treated well.
The B&B Team is happy to answer any questions you or your family or friends may have. Visit our page online at firstuusandiego.org/bed-and-breakfast-program or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.