Andrea - this is a real long-shot and you may have to deal with a
corporation which takes even more effort, but maybe , just maybe, you could
make a connection with your local K-Mart. In the last couple of years they
have been fairly successful with their Joe BOXER line of clothing. Maybe
they might be able to contribute something.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Zemuly Sanders" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2005 11:33 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT-Fundraising
> I don't have anything to add as far as fund raisers go, but I do have a
> suggestion for veterinary care. Does South Carolina have a school of
> veterinary medicine? The reason I ask is that Mississippi State Univ.
> its veterinary students to depressed areas of the state where they hold
> vaccination/spay and neuter clinics. Great training for the students and
> great opportunity for controlling pet population growth and disease.
> you could find help for your babies from that source
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Johnson Cyndi D Civ AFFTC/ITSR" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2005 10:57 AM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] OT-Fundraising
> >I just received an email a few days ago for a snake-avoidance clinic, it
> > a fund-raising effort for a rescue group. Do you have snakes in your
> > Maybe there is a trainer you could find locally:
> > http://www.jindo-dog-rescue.org/events/snake_info.html
> > How about a 5K fun run/walk for people and their dogs? Used book sale?
> > I work on a military base and there are always groups that "adopt" a
> > organization in the community and raise funds for them. It gets the
> > military
> > folks a good bullet for their performance appraisals, for one thing. But
> > don't know how you'd get on their radar - usually it's someone within
> > base community that has a interest, rather than appeals from outside. If
> > there are bases anywhere in your area you might try contacting their
> > public
> > affairs office.
> > On the things to sell line, there are several companies that sell you
> > bulb packages; I don't know how prevalent that is where you are but here
> > all
> > we ever seem to see is candy bars and frozen cookie dough. I'd buy bulbs
> > from a fund-raising group but I tend to run from the food. I also came
> > across a company that makes personalized seed packets.
> > Is the event strictly dog-centered? any cat lovers likely to be there?
> > Catnip plants might sell.
> > If you are at all craft-inclined, how about homemade soap? You can buy
> > makings for pure glycerine soap at a craft store - it's also known as
> > and pour soap - very easy to do, quick, and the creativity comes in
> > the colors, scents, and making shapes. Here's one site with some easy
> > recipes: http://www.halderman.net/cgi-bin/showrecipe.pl?mp
> > If you make cookies you must have some kitchen skills...another one that
> > might work (I'm not sure about selling these to the public) is homemade
> > jelly. I make some unusual jellies for fun that people are now asking me
> > to
> > sell so they can give them as gifts during the holidays. Basil, wine,
> > roses
> > - they are all quick and I sell them for $4 for 4 oz jar. But I don't
> > the laws on selling food to the public so it's just for my friends, and
> > any
> > kind of quantity would run me out of raw ingredients pretty fast (okay,
> > the
> > wine would be easy). I also do lavender honey, that's popular.
> > That's all that comes to mind right away.
> > Cyndi
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On
> > Behalf
> > Of A A HODGES
> > Sent: Monday, April 04, 2005 8:29 PM
> > To: gardenchat
> > Subject: [CHAT] OT-Fundraising
> > OK, I need some ideas gardening friends. I have recently become a
> > volunteer/member of the Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue group serving North and
> > South Carolina. As all rescues, we are desperate for money. Can you all
> > give
> > me some good fundraising ideas, including things to sell, (I'm working
> > plants already), places or organizations I could solicit for donations,
> > grants, etc. I'm checking online, and talking to people but I thought
> > ask the most knowledgeable bunch I know!
> > ANY ideas, advice, etc would be greatly appreciated. Vet bills run into
> > the
> > thousands as almost all of these dogs either have heartworms, mange, or
> > have
> > been abused and are injured. Those that are beyond help are euthanized,
> > but
> > others have to have shots, be spayed/neutered. Anyway, you get the
> > picture.
> > There is a big event on April 30 in Charlotte, NC that I'm planning to
> > attend and would like to have something to take to sell! I can bake
> > cookies
> > of course (God help me) but would prefer something a little more
> > THANKS!
> > A
> > Feel free to email me privately so I don't jam up the list.
> > email@example.com
> > Andrea H
> > Beaufort, SC
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