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The ULTIMATE Donation List

14 years 2 months ago #153236 by Lisa @ PTO Today
Replied by Lisa @ PTO Today on topic Re:The ULTIMATE Donation List
So great to see this list growing! Every once in a while I jump in and re-post SLfournier's original guidelines to this thread... so here they are:

PLEASE:
1) Only list sources you have had success with.
2) If you have questions for a poster, please contact them directly - not through this thread. This thread is supposed to be a Listing.
3) Use the following format for your listing

COMPANY NAME
-- Mailing Address -or- URL for online form
-- How long it took you to get a response
-- What did the company donate?
-- Your comments

~ Lisa



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14 years 2 months ago #153225 by Robin
Replied by Robin on topic Re:The ULTIMATE Donation List
We just received 3 prints from storypeople...I am dividng the prints into 3 seperate baskets and in 2 I am including 2 free passes for our area art musuem, and the last one I am including a gift certificate for a paint oyur own pottery studio...
14 years 2 months ago #153214 by Terri
Replied by Terri on topic Re:The ULTIMATE Donation List
I am in Ohio and have received the following donations:

Tickets to:
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Improv Comedy Club
Great Lakes Science Center
Kings Island
Lake Erie Crushers

Gift Certificates to:
Mr. Hero's
Payless
Lake Erie Crushers
Peppermill Bar and Grill
Good Nature Organic Lawn Care
Pink Caylx

Items from:
Keurig
Your True Nature
Greg Olsten's Art
Cleveland Indians
Cleveland Cavs
Cleveland Browns

Overnight stays:
Salt Folk Lodge
Great Wolf Lodge

I will continue to post as I receive items. I did everthing online unless a wriiten letter was required.
14 years 2 months ago #153184 by nonsequitur
I've gotten a lot from this thread, thank you to everyone who posted.

I have a website to add:
It's a listing of Direct Sales companies. I wrote to the ones in my state and have gotten a good response -
www.dsa.org/forms/CompanyFormPublicMembers/search?action=find
14 years 2 months ago #153169 by PepperMint
That helps alot, thank you. I guess I'm back to square one, however, and need to start over on finding email addresses for all the Corporate Offices I found addresses for. I assume you were sending the emails to their corporate offices, right?

Oh, that reminds me, I found a great site for getting corporate office addresses and phone, if anyone is interested. It's ecorporateoffices.com
14 years 2 months ago #153168 by Mandi
Replied by Mandi on topic Re:The ULTIMATE Donation List
I just used the word "Request" in the subject line. In the e-mail I told them who we were ,a little information about our event, and gave our school website link. I asked them if they would consider giving a donation to support us and that an official letter and tax id was attached. Thanked them for their consideration and signed with my name and address. (Since ours was an online auction, I also gave them our auction link so that they could see who had already contributed. I think this was especially helpful for the restaurants, and we received gift certificates from 40 restaurants ranging from $20 to $100.)

We originally sent out letters and didn't hardly get a response for two months, so I decided to go back to the same ones with e-mail requests and we had a very good response. (In many cases their e-mail response gave me a direct contact e-mail to forward it to.)

Hope that helps......
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