Many, many hands make Fall Festival a success. Please look over the areas of need and let us know how you can help. Thank you!
Donate 1 evening to help assemble Auction baskets and/or Kids Raffle items
How it works: A large portion of the Fall Festival proceeds come from the Silent Auction and Kids Raffle. There are numerous items that must be assembled into gift baskets or packaged.
What we need: Multiple volunteers to help assemble the donated items one evening after school the week of October 30st through November 6th.
Contact 10-15 businesses on our contact list to ask for donations or sponsorship
How it works: Local business support through donations towards the Silent Auction or through Sponsorship is critical for our Fall Festival success.
What we need: This is currently our largest area of need. We need 12 volunteers to help contact local businesses that are on our contact sheet. Many of these businesses have donated in the past. The work is simple: You will receive a packet containing 10-15 business names and addresses along with a form for the business explaining the Fall Festival donation process. The form is to be dropped off at the business location or faxed to the business manager/owner. Next, a phone call follow up with the business to attain a possible commitment.
Work from home organizing meal tickets and raffle tickets
How it works: Students will be sent home information on pre purchasing admission tickets, meal tickets and raffle tickets for the Fall Festival. Tickets will also be available for purchase the day of the festival.
What we need: Multiple volunteers to work from home organizing and arranging the pre-purchased admission tickets, meal and raffle tickets into envelopes to send back home with the students prior to the day of the festival.
Send an item for the Children’s Raffle by October 30th
How it works: At the Festival, children have the opportunity to enter a raffle for the item of their choice. At the end of the evening, one winner per item is chosen. The more tickets, the more chances.
What we need: New or very gently used items a child may enjoy. Some ideas include: beanie babies, Webkins, board games, books, craft kits, small lego sets, construction sets, art supplies, sports equipment, movie passes, DVDs, gift cards, computer games, jewelry, etc.
Donate an item for the Silent Auction by October 30th
How it works: At the Festival, parents will have the chance to browse the Silent Auction and written bids for items they would like. The “silent” bidding continues through the evening and the highest bidder pays for and takes the item at the end of the evening.
What we need: Does your family own a business? Do you have a special talent or hobby? Do you have connections with local businesses, sports teams or entertainers? Please consider making a donation. Gift certificates make great auction items! Donor Recognition will be displayed each item and donations are tax deductible.
Donate baked goods for the Bake Sale and Cake Walk.
Donate bottled water or juice boxes for food sales.
Bake Sale and Cake Walk items are due in the office the morning of November 6th.
All other items on this list are needed by October 30th, 2015
Questions? Email Rachael Boston at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.