WANTED: Dinners, Parties, and Events!
I’ve been going through the completed bid sheets from the last Holiday Harvest in 2015 to see what types of donations received the greatest interest and raised the most money.
Categorically, there are two types of heavy hitters:
- Dinners for 8-10 people typically raised between $350-$500
- Parties/events for 8-20 people raised between $250-$600
Themed dinners in the past included:
- Sunday brunch
- Greek holiday dinner
- Spring dinner
- Salsa & Sangria
- Italian dinners
Successful parties and events included:
- Name that Tune
- Presidential debates
- Game Night
- Murder Mystery
- Ladies Accessories Exchange
Donating dinners, parties, and events gives us the most bang for our buck. Plus, they help us realize one of the Spring Thing goals…to become the driving force for setting our annual social calendars to help build and strengthen our community.
If you need help coming up with a unique and creative idea for your personal donation, please reach out to me and we’ll figure it out together. I can’t wait to see what ideas everyone comes up with this year!
Spring Thing Personal Donations
Think of your hobbies, what you like to do best, and what things are you good at and turn them into a personal donation. Consider items such as events, dinners, and services; physical items will not be accepted (e.g., Cookies of the Month is great donation idea, but not an actual platter full of cookies; or, a Custom T-shirt Quilt, but not an existing quilt).
Please submit your Personal Donation Form one of three ways: (1) Print out, complete and return this double-sided Personal Donation Form, (2) pick up a donation sheet in the Alice Warren room, or (3) simply email the information (no form needed) to Jill Jackson by Saturday, March 25. Please don’t wait until the last minute, the earlier the better! It would also be a big help if you could submit a picture (or a graphic of some kind) electronically, to make the catalog look more appealing.
If you have any questions or need any helping coming up with donation ideas, please contact Jill Jackson at email@example.com or 312.231.9870.