Friday, April 16, 2010

My first charity event was a hit!

On April 10th, I acted as the Silent Auction Chair for the local Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary during their annual Fashion Show, Silent Auction and Luncheon. I had no clue what was I doing but it turned out to be a great success.

From the last report from the treasurer, we were able to raise the same amount of money as last year's Silent Auction. That's a great help since overall attendance was down 15%. The Silent Auction helped make up for the difference and total monies raised was only down 7%. That's not bad at all in this economy, especially considering the other major fundraiser for the local Salvation Army raised 30% less than last year's amount.

Can I just brag about my wonderful ladies who helped me from the Women's Auxiliary as well? They all volunteer so much of their time and made it so easy by helping me solicit from local businesses. They also helped me put together baskets to auction off. Needless to say, I was more than impressed when these same ladies also helped me prepare bid sheets, create displays for gift certificates, and decorate, set up, and execute the entire auction. Talk about a mouthful!

As soon as I get some pics, I will post. Rumor has it that the event will be featured in several local publications. Yay!

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