Saturday, March 29, 2008

Spring Garage Sale

Hey everyone, it's time to clean out your closets for the
5th Annual American Cancer Society Spring Garage and Bake Sale

to benefit the Relay for Life.
We are accepting item donations at 4959 Day Lily Way or pick ups can be arranged.
We will start taking items on April 14th and we will have the sale

April 18th and 19th from 8 am-3 pm.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Silent Auction Thursday Night!

So today marks 50 days until Relay for Life 2008!! I would like to personally invite you to the Silent Auction next Thursday, March 27 from 6 to 8 pm. The auction will be held at Roswell Street Baptist Church (774 Roswell Street in Marietta) in the Vision Center. We have a wonderful assortment of auction items from Air Tran, Stone Mountain, Woodmont Golf Club, the Atlanta Symphony, Boutier Winery, the Whitlock Inn, Tennessee Aquarium, and more. We hope you'll attend and spread the word to your friends and family, including those who are not already a part of Relay. The tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. The team that brings in the most people to the auction will receive $1,000.00 to their team funds...that's double for us so bring your neighbors and your friends! Our very own Christie Blair has been in charge of the event so come out and see what all she has been able to put together. Chick-fil-a provided the food and there are hundreds of items to bid on, all for a great cause!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Friends for LIFE Shirts

Before we begin, I want to clarify the 2 different shirts that we are ordering now. One is just for our team members and the other is for a fundraiser...they are 2 different designs!
  1. team shirts - these are the underdog shirts that you will purchase to wear to fundraisers and the night of Relay. The cost is $12.
  2. fundraiser shirts - this is the shirts that we are giving to people if they commit to a $20 donation.

Okay, at our first meeting we asked everyone to commit to getting donations for 10 shirts. This would be a quick and easy way for you to raise $200. We would like to pre-sale the shirts so that we know how many shirts we need and also which sizes. If you would like to commit to this fundraiser, please print out the pre-sale form (attached) and get started!
The deadline for the pre-sales is March 26th. This gives you 2 weeks to find 10 people to give you donations. We need to keep the time frame short so that the people who order the shirts do not have to wait too long to receive them.
Here are some thoughts on this fundraiser:
  • I would suggest that you word it like this: "If you make a donation of $20, you will receive a FREE t-shirt". Instead of asking them to buy a $20 t-shirt.
  • Some teammates are suggesting a donation of $25 if they would like for it to be tax deductible.
  • Long sleeve shirts are available for $2 more.
  • If they pay by check, just put it in your envelope and hang on to it.
  • It they pay by cash and it is $25 or more, please fill out a cash receipt so that we have records for tax purposes. If it is $20, just put it in your envelope and hang on to don't need a receipt.
  • If they want to pay by credit card, you can give them a link to your personal fundraising page. Please make sure you receive their payment before we order their shirt!
  • You will receive 100% of what you raise. If you get $200 in donations, all $200 will go towards your fundraising goal!!
  • Feel free to "sell" more than 10 shirts!!
I have attached a file of the design will look like so that you can show people. The image with the design on the shirt is not 100% accurate, I just used that to give you an idea. The design will probably be a little larger across the chest.
Please reply back if you plan on participating in this fundraiser. I have the list of names from the first meeting and would love to have the WHOLE team on the list!! Be creative! Think of co-workers, friends from church, family members...everyone LOVES t-shirts!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Bowling Tournament Success!

A big Thank you to all of the team members that came out support our bowling fund raiser. A huge Thank you to Brandon Richard who envisioned and coordinated the event. The the tournament brought in $550.00 for Friends for LIFE and will be matched dollar for dollar by our anonymous donor. Each of the team members that helped pull this off will receive a portion towards their personal fund raising goals.
Way to go Friends!