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The ULTIMATE Donation List

13 years 2 months ago #157060 by Sarah Wins
Replied by Sarah Wins on topic Re:The ULTIMATE Donation List
I just got rejection letters from Busch Gardens Williamsburg, K'nex, I can do that! as well as rejection e-mails from AirTran, JetBlu, and Southwest.

We did receive a nice envelope full of coupons from General Mills, $50 giftcard from Cheesecake Factory, wall decal from Fathead, Box of cool stuff from Stamp'n Up, Disney Tickets, and a box of goodies from Prescriptives. Our local Trader Joes and Whole Foods did nice big baskets for us too!
13 years 2 months ago #157055 by Roger.Devine
Excellent sources of images:

The ones on Wikimedia Commons are all free to use, and published under the Creative Commons license. The ones on google are a huge mixed bag of stuff - you are responsible for figuring out whether your use violates any copyright, and resolving those issues yourself.

13 years 2 months ago #157048 by sqd66
Replied by sqd66 on topic Re:The ULTIMATE Donation List
WE had our Tricky Tray this past saturday and raised over $13,000 for our school PTO. It was our schools first time to do a tricky tray raffle. Thanks to this thread for the advice and info. It's great to speak and listen to others who are going through similar processes of requesting donations.
Lots of hard work and organization goes into making a successful event.
Ideas you can use:
"Masterpiece Artwork" auction....Artwork done by a few classes varying grades...framed nicely helped us raise about $100 an item. Lunch with a teacher raffle ticket item...we had most of our teachers volunteer to do this and it was a popular item.
We decided to purchase a 42 inch tv a ps3 player and an Ipad2...I think those 3 items cost us $1200 but were the reason we were able to get the people to come. Ticket sales matter. Even with the expenses we raised over $13,000.
We did a birthday board where people for $5 buy their birthday date. One lucky
birthday gets picked. So many other ideas are out there as well i am sure.
Just need to start researching now for next year.
The people who got a yes from Airtran were your fund raiers auctions? i am thinking they donate to auctions only...If anyone had a raffle and got a yes from AirTran please let us know. Thanks!
13 years 2 months ago #157045 by Lisa @ PTO Today
Replied by Lisa @ PTO Today on topic Re:The ULTIMATE Donation List
Just wondering-
Yes, over the past month + we've been slowly trying to remove older and extraneous information to make this thread more manageable. Also, we have been contacted by a couple of vendors who have asked to remove their names from this thread because they were getting so many requests and were not able to meet the demand. Regarding Roger's list and links, we appreciate his contributions to our forums but have a policy that says that vendors cannot promote their sites and content here on the threads. Many of you report such posts when they occur. To be consistent with our policies we removed Roger's recent links to his site. As a side note to that, we recognize that this list has become popular, and as result, has experienced some growing pains. We have been talking about different ways to manage the data and make it more user friendly for you. Will keep you posted !


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13 years 2 months ago #157044 by Just wondering
Replied by Just wondering on topic Re:The ULTIMATE Donation List
PTO moderator -

It looks like the length of the is thread has been reduced by a few pages here and there over the past few weeks. I open the message board expecting to read p. 134 and we are back to 130. Other than the Roger database info, can you tell us what type of content is being eliminated? Do companies ever contact you and ask you to remove info? Thanks
13 years 2 months ago #157029 by MMA
Replied by MMA on topic Re:The ULTIMATE Donation List
Stampin up puts a value of $300 on the box of items they donate. I received an email the day after I applied that said something to the effect "the value of the donation is $300."
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