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A Different Fundraiser

reesefamily5

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Mar 27, 2005
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Good Morning,

I need you opinion (Again). My Mom who owns a tavern in town is having a fundraiser for my step-grandma who lost everything in a fire and had no insurance. She asked me to donate some PC items for the live auction they are having in a few weeks.

SO I'm donating the SS Bowls and of course putting all my info with it. I am also going to donate a $15 dollar gift certificate redeemable thru only me and it can be doubled by hosting a show.

I was also thinking of donated a certificate for 20% off one piece or set of cookware. Do you think this might go over good? Would people bid on it?

Please don't tell me not to give or donate so much, this is my step-grandma and she did lose everything. For me to give away some of my profit for this I have no problem with. It is a very good cause. I know lots of times we are told don't give so much away. I plan on having a expiration date the certificates for the end of May. (Pan-a-Rama points)
 

barbchan

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Mar 16, 2006
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I personally think it's a wonderful idea. You just made me think of donating at my sons school when they do a silent auction each year! What a neat way of getting your name out there! And what a good cause too!
 

pamperedbecky

Legacy Member
May 6, 2005
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Tina,
I think that's a great idea!:D Be sure to include a free cooking show in each basket or item that's being auctioned off! I do this for every silent auction I donate to. Although I haven't had too many people redeem that certificate, it doesn't hurt! Maybe even do something where everyone who bids on an item automatically gets a free cooking show or something. I don't know how many people will be attending, but maybe everyone can get a certificate for a free cooking show when they come in the door. Make up flyers with your info on them and hand them out. It's just a way to generate bookings. Maybe you can say you'll donate a portion of each show to your ste-grandmother or something since I'd assume most of the people coming to the event knows her and wants to help her out.

Good luck! That's really such a tragedy that she lost everything.:(
 

pamperedchef2

Novice Member
Dec 8, 2005
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i wouldn't do it as a cupon for a free show get a basket than put plates, silerware, napkins ALL in fun colors than pick a reciepe that you could buy some of the ingredents for like a bag of chips and a salsa recipe wrap it all up as a gift basket
and i would do that pampered pool as a fund raiser at the event and add I personally would add my commission than anyone who books that day would give $3 to her
 
Feb 2, 2006
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i just donated to silent auction and the basket was valued at $80. It was for my cousin who is 16 yrs old and has been in a coma for 2 years. The basket brought $130 and i dont know the person who won so i put a bunch of things with my name on it in there hoping to spark interest
 

reesefamily5

Member
Mar 27, 2005
195
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I didn't mention to my mom about the booking idea. My mom and I don't talk to much and I could tell she wasn't thrilled to have me there. (Even though I was donating about $100 worth of product and certificates). When I tried to start a conversation I just felt like I was being pushed out of the house. And she was very nervous too because as soon as she put out one cigerette she lit another. (Then I smelt like smoke when I left). Oh well maybe I will get some interest from what I already gave.
 
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