Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Idea 27: Party with a Cause

Your party any time of year can use this added twist. Many people (and companies) are turning their events into drives and fundraisers for First Place.

So here’s what you can do: Ask your friends to bring something to help our families in the new year. It could be a gift card for shoes, a small appliance for one of our housing units or new kids socks. Make it simple but make it fun!

Here is what others have already done:

A local anonymous donor invited friends over for dinner and had each write a check for First Place. She raised over $200 in one hour! And her guests had a great time.

Employees at Zymogentics had an auction Holiday celebration and donated $2,000 to First Place.

MXD Championships is a tennis tournament that donates proceeds from a party each July to First Place.

And, of course, KMTT 103.7 FM The Mountain, a great partner to First Place, has donated profits from their Winter Warmth concert for many years.

For help on this or any other ideas call the Development Team at 206 323 6715.

Thank you for all of your support of our programs thus far. And remember to check back for daily updates and ideas! If you have any questions about the Idea a Day postings, please email Melissa Collett, Marketing & Events Manager.

Previous Idea a Day Posts:
Tour First Place
Keep In Touch
Dine In for First Place
Be a Mentor

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