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March 26, 2008 at 6:03 am #586620
Any business or person with their own business, we are trying to collect items to donate for a raffle we are holding to help rebuild the Puget Sound Key&Lock business get back on their feet.
If you have anything that you would be willing to donate, please let us know here!
In advance, anything that you can contribute is greatly appreciated!March 26, 2008 at 5:51 pm #620016
Also – any individuals who have ANYTHING they are willing to donate (if you have volunteered previously), please let us know here!
Yeah, I’m talking to you, JT and charlabob! I know there have been others, so please let us know!
Thanks, in advance, for anything you come up with!March 26, 2008 at 6:01 pm #620017
Original Art — modern — quirky — are you surprised? Not painted by me. There’s hope.March 26, 2008 at 6:02 pm #620018
Thanks, Charla! You know, I might be really interested in that! Sounds cool!March 26, 2008 at 6:13 pm #620019
NR, do you have a time frame of when/where these are to be submitted to you? I informed the GF that she is donating art, but wondering if there is time to make something new or if I’m pulling something off the wall.March 26, 2008 at 6:15 pm #620020
Thank you, JT, for that question. I’m going to shoot and email out right now to the group and let you know! Thanks, that is probably an important detail to add!March 26, 2008 at 7:29 pm #620021
JT – Because we are not definite about the actual date of the fund raiser yet, I cannot give you a specific date of when we will stop accepting donations to be raffled off.
I can tell you, the dates we have in mind are about 2-3 weeks from now, if that helps at all.
Also, there was talk about posting pictures of anything you would like to donate (such as artwork) on the computer. If you are computer savvy and know how to do that, and would like to, please feel free here!
Thanks again!March 26, 2008 at 7:32 pm #620022
NR…3 gift certificate…2 for one hour of massage, and one for 1.5 hours of massage…does that sound OK? They all have to know, though, that I will go under the knife on May 13, and not be working for about 3.5-4 weeks after :( Gift certificates never expire, though, so…they can be used any time…March 26, 2008 at 8:19 pm #620023
JanS – That is sooo great! Thank you so much for that contribution!
Just to, maybe, get things going here, a couple ideas:
If you are a restaurant, can you donate a dinner for 2?
Clothing store, gift certificate?
Hair or nail salon, free services?
Grocery store, gift certificate?
Yeah, I know, I have no shame.March 26, 2008 at 8:26 pm #620024
hey…go for it…
Eddie Vedder, are you out there? ;-)
and then there are stores like Capers, JF Henry…or bakeries. Like a gift basket from Great Harvest? Hey…stores..are you listening? hehe..no shame here either :)March 26, 2008 at 8:28 pm #620025
JanS – Lol! I’m secretly trying tho keep this thread VERY visible and at the top of the list.
Pretty soon it will just be me having a conversation with myself.March 26, 2008 at 8:30 pm #620026
JanS maybe we should just go post on the Pearl Jam sight??? Even any chefs that work for a local resteraunt that might want to cook a dinner in someones home for acouple of people???March 26, 2008 at 8:34 pm #620027
If we did end up getting Eddie Vedder (never), then we would definitely have a location! How many people would want to host that!
If you are a local musician, would you consider performing, possibly, at a fund raiser?
BDG – Love the chef idea. My bro is a chef (in Portland), I’m gonna check into that!
See what a little brainstorming can do!March 26, 2008 at 8:41 pm #620028
Actually, I was thinking EV signed poster or CD as an alternative; does anyone have any idea how much Red Cup raised from the raffle? It went on for ever…and I kept buying tickets…and I kept not winning :-)
How about a book signed by Michael Kinsley — we could welcome him to West Seattle by asking him for something. (I know WSB had a blurb when he moved here, but I can’t find it offhand.)
Michael, you out there? We love ya, baby (well, I do).March 26, 2008 at 8:50 pm #620029March 26, 2008 at 8:52 pm #620030
Erik – Lol, Lol! You are awesome!March 26, 2008 at 8:55 pm #620031
My partner is an amazing cook and former caterer. I will ask him if he wants to donate a home-catered meal.March 26, 2008 at 9:00 pm #620032March 26, 2008 at 9:56 pm #620033
Some other ideas that people could “donate”/offer up for bid: dogsitting while you’re on vacation, “chauffeur service” to the airport, menu planning (just the planning/grocery list, not the preparation!), 2 hours of yardwork/odd jobs, a lesson or two of some sort (tennis, knitting, etc.)…March 26, 2008 at 9:57 pm #620034
Great ideas, add!!
My hub is (was) a tennis instructor and will bounce it off him later today!
Thanks for the bump, too!March 26, 2008 at 9:59 pm #620035
I’d TOTALLY buy a knitting or sewing lesson. I just got a sewing machine and can do the most basic things but would love to have a “lesson” that included picking out a pattern and fabric appropriate to that pattern all the way through finishing a project. Since i already have basic skills I would figure it to be a half-day type project. What if someone volunteered to do a class (sewing, cooking, building a fence, whatever!) and we teamed up 6 or 8 people to “take” the class together?March 26, 2008 at 9:59 pm #620036
Mabye he can help me out—when I was in Hawaii last fall I thought it would be fun to pick up a racket which I havent done in years—lets just say I gave everyone a laugh!March 26, 2008 at 10:02 pm #620037
BDG – He would be glad to anytime! You and I could take a lesson together. I’ve never held a racket in my life and I know that bums him out. This would give me an excuse to finally learn!March 26, 2008 at 10:03 pm #620038March 26, 2008 at 10:06 pm #620039
The class or group idea is fun, too. We do this every year at our school auction – someone comes up with an idea and sells “seats” for a set cost (usually around $25). In the past there have been groups on jewelry-making, pottery painting, or other crafts, organized games like Capture the Flag, poker night, art walks, even a beer-making class!
Great fundraising and a fun way to meet/interact with new people around a common hobby or interest.
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