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The ULTIMATE Donation List

11 years 11 months ago #160461 by jen
Replied by jen on topic Re:The ULTIMATE Donation List
Please, let's just do what we are supposed to do on this thread--which is to post places that have given donations along with their contact information. There are threads for the other questions or comments.
11 years 11 months ago #160460 by Anon
Replied by Anon on topic Re:The ULTIMATE Donation List
Has anyone used a professional auctioneer for the live auction and also consulted on how to raise more money?
11 years 11 months ago #160459 by Ney1001
Just wanted to say Thank You very much to everyone for sharing all of your wonderful ideas...

Our Tricky Tray is this Saturday the 24th....Its our 1st and we have over 150 Baskets and Giftcards.... I'm so excited!
11 years 11 months ago #160458 by Merrr
Replied by Merrr on topic Re:The ULTIMATE Donation List
MegaBus
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- Response within two weeks of emailed request
- Four round trip tickets
- Auction coordinators will have to contact MegaBus with the winning bidders names to reserve tickets
11 years 11 months ago #160457 by anonymously
Replied by anonymously on topic Re:The ULTIMATE Donation List
Just1Mom: we have used the soaring adventures balloon rides for several years now. It works just as promised. We found them to generate a lot of excitement the first year, the second year not so much. Also, keep in mind that you must start the minimum bids out high enough to cover your cost of the balloon rides (except for the free one you get). While the rides can be used to create some anticipation and excitment at your event, they do not bring in very much money (I think we made a whole $80 from all three sold last year-combined) after our cost. But, they are a very trustworthy company, and are very simple to deal with. It is not a pain to redeem, nor does it cost the buyer any additional money, very legit. Good luck!
11 years 11 months ago #160456 by Karen-In-PA
Replied by Karen-In-PA on topic Re:The ULTIMATE Donation List
If you love to walk in to a place of business and then walk out with an instant donation . . . two successes I had this week were:

Dream Dinners - a certificate they say has an approximate $150 value. The owner of the certificate gets to invite 10 friends to create a 3 serving chicken dish to take home for free. Everyone also gets to sample some other recipes. If you are unfamiliar with Dream Dinners it is a place that does a lot of food prep and you go in and create meals for your freezer and not have to do any clean up. This would be a fun outing with friends! Check their website to see if you have one in your city.

Young Chefs Academy - received a certificate good for one free class ($30 value). Let them teach your kids to cook for you! Again, check their website for locations.

Hope this helps some of you!

Karen
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