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PostSubject: Need some ideas   4/17/2009, 8:33 am

Hey there peeps lol I need your ideas.

My daughter who is special needs used to attend a Non-Profit Therapy center in my area. Well they are struggling financially and are having there annual Silent Auction. I'm in a time crunch as I just found out about all this and the auction is May 2nd.

I'm looking for ideas of places to go to ask for donations.

I am of course going to hit resteraunt etc. But I'm looking for out of the box ideas. The auction helps fund the scholership program and facility itself. My daughter recieved a scholarship which over the years we attended saved us thousands of dollars so I'm just trying to do my part. They are looking for high quality hand crafted items as well but I'm not sure how to find people who do that sort of stuff.

Any ideas would be fantastic.

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PostSubject: Re: Need some ideas   4/17/2009, 9:45 am

Craft schools, might be willing to give out one free lesson, it's good advertising for them. Karate too, makes the draw more varied.

The service industry is the place to hit, they are usually more willing to give something for free.

Massage Therapists
Smaller icecream parlors
make your own wine places

Small privately owned businesses
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PostSubject: Re: Need some ideas   4/17/2009, 9:54 am

cool adding to my list right now

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PostSubject: Re: Need some ideas   4/17/2009, 10:25 am

I will donate fudge and cookies for you if you email me I cant do cakes cause they dont ship well just email and we can talk amount I will ship them to you and you can deliver them to who ever bids on them
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PostSubject: Re: Need some ideas   4/17/2009, 10:27 am

Wow thanks you're awesome. Maybe we could just do a gift certificate thing. Might make it easier for both of us. That way when they mail it in you can direct ship. Also if you do that everyone who goes to the auction will see your webage address Wink

Free Publicity is always good

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PostSubject: Re: Need some ideas   4/17/2009, 10:33 am

okay if you can make the gift cert. make 3 of them for $15 each I dont know how to make stuff like that I will stick with the baking and candy making I hope that helps
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PostSubject: Re: Need some ideas   4/17/2009, 10:38 am

It helps a lot I'll come up with some certs and email you what they look like. I really appreciate it.

I feel sorta bad though I didn't mean to put you on the spot

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PostSubject: Re: Need some ideas   4/17/2009, 10:47 am

oh hush you are not putting me on the spot if you ever need things like that for you daughter all your need do is ask I will donate anything if there is a kid involved I guess I am a sucker like that raul gets nervos ever time a kid knocks on the door cause he knows I am going to buy something I figure if they have the nerve to knock on my door I am going to buy something from them
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PostSubject: Re: Need some ideas   4/17/2009, 10:48 am

You sound like me I love to help out which is why I'm doing this fundraiser even though I have like zero spare time.

It's so worth it and good Karma

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PostSubject: Re: Need some ideas   4/17/2009, 10:49 am

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PostSubject: Re: Need some ideas   4/22/2009, 11:01 am

I just skimmed, so forgive me if its already suggested but have you a beauty school nearby? We do and they sometimes do certificates for free haircuts to charity auctions. Its done by near graduation students, so it wouldn't be like letting me near hair with scissors Smile. Might also just try the regular beauty salons in the area. Some near us do a lot of charity work, like free haircust if you donate to ZLocks Of Love etc.
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