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RE: OT-Fundraising

Wow, thanks Cyndi those are great ideas. As for the military base thing, I
work at the Marine Corps Air Station here in Beaufort (Also home of the
infamous Parris Island for recruits) The only issue I can see with getting
the base behind me is that unfortunately, that is where A LOT of abandoned
pets come from here. People deploy or PCS and either dump their animals or
drop them at the shelter. It just infuriates me. Anyway, of course a lot of
them are great people and would probably really get behind the Rescue. I
work in the same building with public affairs so maybe I can get them to do
an article! What a great idea! Thanks.

As for the making soap, jelly, or any other craft. LOL LOL LOL! When it
comes to gardening yes M' am! When it comes to the kitchen, NO WAY.
Especially when it's something the slightest bit involved. Just not good at
it, but I will certainly pass the ideas along to others. I love the idea of
the used book sale, and we are going to do the bulbs thing, for fall. I
think it's too late for spring to be honest. People here are in planting
frenzy right now. But we will need money in the fall! I'm going to try and
do something besides food for the holiday selling. 

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC 

> [Original Message]
> From: Johnson Cyndi D Civ AFFTC/ITSR <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> To: gardenchat@hort.net <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 4/5/2005 11:57:28 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 area?
> 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 needy
> organization in the community and raise funds for them. It gets the
> folks a good bullet for their performance appraisals, for one thing. But I
> don't know how you'd get on their radar - usually it's someone within the
> base community that has a interest, rather than appeals from outside. If
> there are bases anywhere in your area you might try contacting their
> affairs office. 
> On the things to sell line, there are several companies that sell you the
> bulb packages; I don't know how prevalent that is where you are but here
> 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 the
> makings for pure glycerine soap at a craft store - it's also known as melt
> and pour soap - very easy to do, quick, and the creativity comes in mixing
> 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
> sell so they can give them as gifts during the holidays. Basil, wine,
> - they are all quick and I sell them for $4 for 4 oz jar. But I don't know
> the laws on selling food to the public so it's just for my friends, and
> kind of quantity would run me out of raw ingredients pretty fast (okay,
> 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: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> 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
> me some good fundraising ideas, including things to sell, (I'm working on
> plants already), places or organizations I could solicit for donations,
> grants, etc. I'm checking online, and talking to people but I thought I'd
> ask the most knowledgeable bunch I know!
> ANY ideas, advice, etc would be greatly appreciated. Vet bills run into
> thousands as almost all of these dogs either have heartworms, mange, or
> been abused and are injured. Those that are beyond help are euthanized,
> others have to have shots, be spayed/neutered. Anyway, you get the
> 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
> of course (God help me) but would prefer something a little more original.
> A
> Feel free to email me privately so I don't jam up the list.
> hodgesaa@earthlink.net
> Andrea H
> Beaufort, SC 
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