Just not in my running shoes 🙂
A while back I mentioned that I’ve got a fund raising event coming up in May, well I guess I should mention some details. A business colleague of mine became the banquet manager for a bar/restaurant/event venue called The Mill in Spring Lake Heights (literally like 5 min. from my office).
I got in touch with her back in February about possibly hosting a fundraising event and she was all for it. So low and behold, “Cocktails for a Cure” was born 🙂 I’ve decided to organize a happy hour/business networking event on May 18th and am asking for a $10 donation at the door. There will be $5 drink specials and 1/2 priced appetizers AND the Mill has been gracious enough to donate $5 to the American Cancer Society for every person I get to come that night! In addition, I’m having a gift auction at the event to raise additional funds which is why I’ve been pounding the pavement all day asking for donations.
I am so thankful that every business I walked into today was more than happy to give me something to raffle off. So far my “prize stock” includes:
- $50 gift card to Hand and Stone massage spa
- $25 gift card to Cigars Plus (local cigar shop)
- (2) gift certificates for manicures
- 1 free dog wash (local pet spa)
- 1 free day of doggie daycare
- 2 amazing dance packages from Fred Astaire Dance Studio
- Ladies Pamper Party including $125 of merchandise from Mary Kay
- (7) $15 gift cards from RoadID
I am BEYOND thrilled with what I’ve received so far and I dropped off more letters that I have to follow up on this week coming up. The follow ups include my gym (asked for a free month membership), Chipotle, and the salon I get my hair done at 🙂 Plus I plan on spending another day going around and soliciting more donations.
But wait, there’s more! I am also giving out “swag bags” to the attendees with coupons, giveaways, free tickets for the gift auction and snacks. It sure pays to know how to run a fundraising event! I’m super excited and hope that May 18th turns out to be a big success. My goal is to raise $1000 or more that night.
Off to relax for the rest of the night. I have an EARLY day tomorrow….I’ll post more on that tomorrow evening 🙂