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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The Christmas Raffle...

Once again, my friend Helen and I organised the K4BN Christmas Raffle. We run 2 raffles per year as a way to raise funds which are mainly used  to buy toiletries for the hygiene packs the group hands out to the needy and of course some funds are used to buy yarn.
Our job is made easier by the generosity of members and their family and friends; firstly they donate prizes and secondly, they buy tickets themselves and sell a lot to friends and family! :-)
Once again this year we had a wonderful range of prizes; we particularly asked for gift cards to ease the costs involved in posting prizes to winners who live outside of Brisbane. We were given gift cards to raffle worth a total of $920...pretty good eh? 
And we had other lovely prizes including a number of beautiful handcrafted items...
Helen and I share the job of organising the raffle...I do the 'advertising' and keeping the prize list up to date, on both the Facebook page as well as in the Yahoo group. Helen wraps prizes and makes beautiful labels for every prize. She also did our checklists this time. 
Beautifully wrapped prize...

Labels designed and printed by Helen...
Last Monday was the day that the raffle was drawn; we had 38 prizes! These...
And all those gift cards too...

Group members had sold/bought lots of tickets!!

We had some help with the draw...here's Deb assisting Helen...
The smaller container has the names and numbers of all the prizes written on little cards...draw one prize name and then a ticket butt to find the winner of that prize...38 times.
Afterwards Helen rang the winners to give them the good news and to thank them for their support...so lovely! 
And how much did we raise? Our best effort ever! We raised $1600!!! A wonderful effort from everyone. 

5 comments:

Anthea said...

Wow that's a great fundraiser & what a great amount raised Maria! All the prizes look wonderful

Susan said...

You all did so well!

Nurdan Kanber said...

Wow, what a great amount of Christmas stuff! Very well done ♥♥♥

margaret said...

a great total you have raised and for such a good cause well done everyone

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Fantastic fundraiser ..