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Ultimate Donation List

6 years 9 months ago #172071 by Anonymous
Replied by Anonymous on topic Ultimate Donation List
Hi all.....

I am not associated with a PTO or PTA, but rather with an autism nonprofit in the Chattanooga, TN area. Thus the following that will be posted may or may not apply to you. You will need to go to each business's website and determine what works best for your situation. I received the majority of my donations from the tri-state area of Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. Even with everything listed below, I didn't have the time to all the donations I wanted for this event. On record, I received in excess of $6,000 in donations.

Note that I went to local businesses as well - gift cards often worked best with their donations. I am copying and pasting from an Excel spreadsheet (which I recommend everyone to use or Google Sheets [which is cloud software you can access anywhere]). Thus, the formatting may be far from the greatest with some items I received.

Also, if you're doing a PTO/PTA fundraising, you might want to see if your school can put something on ClassDojo (that parents can sign up for, and I do with my grandchildren's schools - you can get it as an app from the iStore).

Lastly, when possibly wanting to get a donation from a business, go to its website and find out what the policies are with donations (if there is a website).

Thanks, Scott

2 adult tickets for the play "25th Annual Putnam Rome Little Theatre Rome, GA
County Spelling Bee" gift certificate

One pair of tickets to any 2017-2018 season Chattanooga Theatre Centre Chattanooga, TN

4 lower box tickets Chattanooga Lookouts Chattanooga, TN

2 people to whitewater adventure on the Ocoee Ocoee Outdoors Ocoee, TN
River gift certificate

2 admission tickets High Museum of Art Atlanta, GA

2 tickets to a show in 2017-2018 season voucher Nashville Repertory Theatre Nashville, TN

2 tickets to attend one Aegis Sciences classical concert Nashville Symphony Nashville, TN
performed during the 2017/18 season

4 adult tickets - gift certificate/vouchers The Frist Center for the Visual Nashville, TN

2 admission tickets Alabama Splash Adventure Bessemer, AL

2 tickets to any 2017-2018 Moxley Carmichael Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Knoxville, TN
Masterworks or Chamber Classics Concert (excludes Classical Christmas), Orchestra 1 and Balcony 1 seating only

4 general admission tickets ($5 each) U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum Huntsville, AL

4 pack of general admission tickets to any home (non- Huntsville Havoc (hockey) Huntsville, AL
Saturday Night Game) Havoc game during the 2017-18
regular season

6 admission passes Huntsville Musum of Art Huntsville, AL

NASCAR Speedpark - Smokies Sevierville, TN

12 - family of four family museum experiences Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Macon, GA
$23.00 value each

Overnight stay for 2 with breakfast buffet or Sunday Chattanoogan Hotel Chattanooga, TN
brunch (guest choice) in the Broad Street Grille

2 tickets valid for Atlanta Movie Tour (up to Atlanta Movie Tours Atlanta, GA
$65.00 each)

4 family pack of admission tickets International Towing Museum Chattanooga, TN

2 tickets to "The Battle of Franklin: A Tale of a House Studio Tenn Franklin, TN

2 tickets for general admission, includes WW Exhibits and Ropes WonderWorks Tennessee Pigeon Forge, TN

2 tickets for dinner theatre Buttonwillow Civil War Dinner McDonald, TN

2 admission vouchers Hollywood Wax Museum Pigeon Force, TN
Entertainment Museum

4 tickets Nashville Zoo at Grassmere Nashville, TN

2 tickets to any Mainstage or Studio show Aurora Theatre LawrencevilleGA

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2 tickets to 1 performance of The Sleeping Beauty Nashville Ballet Nashville, TN
featuring the Nashville Symphony (up to $148 value)

$100 gift certificate Portrait Innovations All over

$25 in gift certificates Mr. T's pizza Chattanooga, TN

2 free meals (Gunbarrel Road location only) Golden Corral Chattanooga, TN

$25 in gift cards Chili's All over

$20 in gift cards Big River Grille, etc. Various

$30 in gift cards Abuelo's Various

$20 gift certificate Mount Vernon Restaurant Chattanooga, TN

Free Hummus/Free Signature Pasta Taziki's Mediterrean Café Anywhere

$20 in gift cards plus free appetizer/dessert Red Lobster Anywhere

$20 gift card Acropolis Chattanooga, TN

$50 in gift certificates J. Alexander's Chattanooga, TN

2 single flights Flyaway Indoor Skydiving Pigeon Force, TN

Passes for two adults Lost Sea Adventure Sweetwater, TN

2 tickets for a Sightseeing Cruise Southern Belle Riverboat Chattanooga, TN

Gift certificate - 4 tickets any GT home game Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA

3 night stay Tennessee Fitness Spa Waynesboro, TN

Bucket, towel, sponge, car wash items O'Reilly's Chattanooga, TN

Backpack Vera Bradley

Backpack Vera Bradley

Knifeset - 6 piece Cuisinart Advantage

Basket The Fresh Market Various

$40 gift cards plus bottle Italian salad dressing Olive Garden Various

One night stay for two guests Brasstown Resort & Spa Young Harris, GA

Certificate of admission for four Delta Flight Museum Atlanta, GA

Family pass (2 adults, 2 children) See Rock City Lookout Mountain, TN/GA

Two "Famous Footsteps" Walking Tours Experience Nashville Tours Nashville, TN

(4) Voucher B's The Varsity Atlanta/Athens, GA

(1) Dual level theatre membership The Belcourt Nashville, TN

4 football tickets - MTSU vs. FIU - October 7th Middle Tennessee State Univ Murfreesboro, TN

210 individuals packages Golden Flake Company Birmingham, AL

Kurt Suzuki Autographed Baseball Atlanta Braves Foundation Atlanta, GA

4 tickets Chattahoochie Nature Center Roswell, GA

1 family fun pack (4 races and more) Andretti Indoor Karting Marietta/Roswell, GA

4 VIP passes Old Town Trolley Tours Nashville, TN

2 passes for Fully Guided Raft Trips Nantahala Nature Center Bryson City, NC

4 tickets - any 2017 Non-Conference Home FB game Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN

3 free games for Laser Quest for you and 3 friends Laser Quest Nashville Nashville, TN

4 tickets (good for two days) Chattanooga Hop Tour Chattanooga, TN

2 VIP Tickets to a non-shold out show City Winery Nashville Nashville, TN

Pass for 1 adult, 1 child Great Smoky Mountain Rroad Bryson City, NC

4 VIP Passes Old Town Trolley Tours Nashville, TN

4 Summer Waves/4 GA Sea Turtle Passes Jekyll Island Authority Savannah, GA

4 tickets McWane Science Center Birmingham, AL

Gift certificate for 2 people Chattanooga Ghost Tour Chattanooga, TN

Four 1-hour VIP Passes Aboveall Extreme Sports Brentwood, TN

2 $25 gift cards Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint Nashville, TN

2 tours and tasting tickets Nelson's GreenBrier Distillery Nashville, TN
6 years 9 months ago #172070 by L Pav
Replied by L Pav on topic Ultimate Donation List
What a great idea! Would you be willing to share your letter?
6 years 9 months ago #172046 by Guest
Replied by Guest on topic Ultimate Donation List
I have been contacting Nikon for years trying to get a donation from them. I always get a no very quickly. I have asked around and found the same answer to this question from others as well. I find its not worth my time to go through their hoops anymore.
6 years 9 months ago #172045 by help in michigan
Replied by help in michigan on topic Ultimate Donation List
Does anyone have any good places in far lots of no's :(
6 years 9 months ago #172044 by NorthernVA
Replied by NorthernVA on topic Ultimate Donation List
Does anyone have a strong list for Northern Virginia? Thanks!
6 years 10 months ago #172013 by agentk
Replied by agentk on topic Ultimate Donation List
has anyone ever received a donation from Nikon? I know they require a 6-month lead time so I sent myself a reminder to do this when we're 6 months out from our event. Their "no" was pretty quick, I just wondered if they uniformly denied PTAs and schools across the board or if some of you have received positive contributions in the past?
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