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« on: June 29, 2007 08:25:39 PM »

some friends and I are organizing a benefit to help another friend and her husband who was just diagnosed with terminal cancer.They are going through some major financial hardships right now and then they got hit with this. We would like to hold a silent auction and I need ideas for things to craft that people would actually want to bid on. I can sew, quilt, spin, knit, make jewelry and am willing to try anything. I just need to raise some money. Any ideas. Also for the benefit itself we were thinking about a chili feed/ auction/ live music to follow. Does anyone have any other ideas? I've never done this sort of thing before and don't really know where to start. ANY advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2007 11:39:58 PM »


I run http://www.bottlesofhope.com.au and we run numerous fundrasiers to raise money for the program.

One of our best fundraisers was a "Christmas in July" morning tea, it might be too soon for you to organize something like that though.

We charged a entry fee of $10 and served morning tea, morning tea was made up of donated plates of food. Basically 10-12 people all donated a plate of food (As well as paying the $10 entry fee)

For the $10 that also got a raffle tickets, the prizes were also donated and were from large to small items. (everyone usually has something in their closet they can re-gift)

There was also the option of buying extra raffle tickets.

We also had some games such as "throw a gold coin at a bottle"
obviously in US you don't have $1 or $2 coins but a similar principle could apply.

Who ever got the coin closest to the bottle of whiskey (etc) on the floor WON it. Of course the whiskey was donated meaning even if only  10 people played it was worth it.

There was as always a craft stall where all funds raised went to the cause. WE had items from $1 -$30 and again it was all donated stuff.

I hope this has given you some ideas.


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