Saturday, May 30, 2009

Think outside the box

(If this is your first time visiting Cady's Cause, click here to read about why this blog was created.)

As we continue to plan for Cady's trip to Duke, two events seem to be shaping up. We are looking at the possibility of hosting a Silent Auction Breakfast and a Classic Car Show (two different dates and places). We will conduct a raffle at each of these events and, in addition, we are also going to put together a calendar raffle which will be sold at these events and during our travels.

With all of this in mind, it goes without saying that we need lots of goods, services and gift certificates to use for each of these raffles and the auction. We have some supporters asking their family and friends with businesses for donations, but others have asked us what they can do. How can they can help? That's where we suggest everyone start thinking outside of the box. Maybe you are obsessive about cleaning and could donate 2 hours of free house cleaning or would your teenage daughter who loves kids be willing to donate a night of babysitting? Are you a direct sales consultant for a place like Wildtree Herbs, Mary Kay or Home & Garden? If so, you might be able to set up a booth at our car show (know anyone with a classic car?) for a Cash and Carry event, donating your commission to Cady's Cause. (This would also be a great way to promote your business.) Perhaps you or someone you know does nails and can offer $10 manicures. Give it some thought and see what you can come up with!

Also, once the raffles are ready to go and the events have been planned, we are going to need volunteers to help sell the raffle tickets and tickets to the breakfast, find businesses willing to post flyers, and, of course, spread the word about these events. All this planning won't do us much good if no one shows up!

Cash donations are of course welcomed and appreciated.
They can be made by sending your check to (also made payable to): Friends of Cadence Smith, c/o Greenwood Credit Union, 2669 Post Rd., Warwick, RI, 02886. (EIN is 27-0262742.) You can also donate online by clicking the "Donate" button at the top of this page.

Thanks for your support!

With peace and love,
Friends of Cady

1 comment:

  1. I am going to see if I can get a few jewelry pieces from my mom and a photography piece from my dad to donate for the raffle.