An Unforgettable Crop 4 Kids ~

All the Details!


 

When:       Saturday, January 26 2008. Set-up and check in begins at 9:30 a.m.  Official event kick-off is at 11:00 a.m.  Crop ends at 2:00 a.m. January 27, 2008.

 

Where:      Edwards Mansion ~ 2064 Orange Tree Lane ~ Redlands, California

 

Why:         To spend the day scrapbooking with friends AND raise money for a worthy cause

 

Cost:         $100.00 per person.  ($125.00 per person after November 1, 2007).

 

Cost Includes:      

Event t-shirt, lunch, dinner, dessert, all-night coffee bar, goodie bag, prizes, make & takes, shuttle service to Collective Journey and 15 hours of scrappin’ bliss!  Your fee also includes one ticket for a chance to win a photo-shoot and portrait package by Simple Scrapbooks Editor and professional photographer, Tara Whitney! 

 

Donations: We are asking for each crop participant to share the mission of The Unforgettables Foundation with others.  Please gather $100.00 in donations from your friends, co-workers and family.  All donations are tax deductible and the person who raises the most money will receive a $500.00 gift certificate to Collective Journey.  A letter is included in this packet that you can send to friends and family to help you with your fundraising efforts.

 

Special Class:       

If you are just starting out and want to learn how to scrapbook this is your chance! From 9:00-10:30 a.m. you can attend a special introductory class that will teach you how to get started.  **Please note this class is $20 and is offered only to registered crop participants and space is limited to 20** Please indicate your interest on the registration form.

 

Highlights:           

                  Many great surprises are in store for you! Massage therapists will be on-site to give massages, several raffle opportunities and silent auction items will also be available. Space is limited to 200 so register today!!

                                                        For more information contact:

                   Karen Wilson, Executive Director

                         (909) 725-9197 or visit our event blog:

                      www.unforgettablecropforkids.blogspot.com

 

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    FUNDRAISING IDEAS

 

Here are a few fundraising ideas to help you collect your donations for An Unforgettable Crop for Kids. We have requested a minimum donation of $100.00 be turned in at registration the morning of the crop.  The scrapper who brings in the most money in donations will win a $500.00 gift card to Collective Journey!


Host a scrapbook event at your house: Invite 10 to 12 scrapbooking buddies over for 6 hours of scrapbook fun, charge them $10.00 to $15.00. Serve light snacks and drinks.

Host a Bingo Party: Sell bingo cards; half the pot goes to the Bingo winner and the other half of the pot goes towards your donations!

Send out fundraising letters: This allows you to reach more people than just asking in person or on the phone. (we’ve included a sample letter for you to sign, duplicate and send out!)

Matching funds: Ask your employer about matching the funds you raise.

Change drive: Enlist the help of your family and friends to empty their pockets of change at the end of each day, it adds up fast. Ask around to see if you can leave cans, to collect change, at places you frequent. Places like your hairdresser, the dry cleaners, or your dentist.

Yard Sales: Gather together unwanted and unused items put up a few signs and you’re in business.  Ask neighbors to participate and make it a block party!

Check with the local restaurants in your area: Some of them have fundraising plans that are easy to do and will give you a portion of their proceeds for a specific night. Some of the restaurants are Soup Plantation, Pat and Oscars, Outback Steakhouse, Cold Stone Creamery…. a lot of them offer fundraising evenings, just stop in and ask to speak to the manager.  If you need brochures from The Unforgettables Foundation.

 

 

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Tara Whitney Photo Shoot Raffle Prize

The Unforgettables Foundation is a non-profit charity that raises money to help families with burial assistance after the death of a child.  In January 2008 we will be holding a 15 hour crop at Edwards Mansion in Redlands, California to raise funds for the organization. Collective Journey is our “Heart and Soul” sponsor and together we will be putting on an amazing event!  Part of the crop is this very special prize package given by Tara Whitney!!!  You do not need to go to the crop to win, but each registered crop participant gets 1 ticket toward the incredible photo-shoot and portrait package.  Please help us reach our goal of 1000 ticket sales!  Other well known scrappers that will be a part of our event include: Michelle Hill; Leah Fung; Shanna Lamb Vineyard; Candice Carpenter and more!  We know you can make the difference for the many families out there that have had a child die.  Thank you so much for your support and remember your donation is tax deductible!

 

Name: _______________________ E-mail: ___________________________

 

Address: _______________________________________________________

 

Telephone: __________________Cell: ______________________________

 

I would like to purchase ______ $10.00 tickets to go toward the opportunity drawing to win a photo-shoot and portrait package from Tara Whitney.  Please note that the photo-shoot will take place at a mutually convenient time and date for the prize recipient and Tara Whitney, location to be within the United States.

 

I have enclosed a check for $_________ made payable to The Unforgettables Foundation

 

Please charge my credit card $________ Circle One:    Visa  MC Am. Express

 

Credit Card Number: ______________________Exp:____ 3-digit code (on back: _____

 

______ Yes, I would like more information about The Unforgettable Crop For Kids charity fundraiser taking place January 26-27, 2008.

 

______ Yes, I would like information on sponsorship opportunities for the crop

 

Please mail or fax this completed form and payment to:

The Unforgettables Foundation

229 Cajon Street

Redlands, California 92373

Telephone: 909-725-9197

FAX: 909-793-1340

www.theunforgettables.com

 

 

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SAMPLE LETTER TO SEND TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS

      

Dear Family, Friends and Colleagues:

 

 

 On January 26, 2008 The Unforgettables Foundation, in collaboration with Collective Journey Scrapbooks is sponsoring the first Unforgettable Crop for Kids. I am excited that I get to be a part of this wonderful scrapbooking event and at the same time, raise money for such a worthy cause.

The Unforgettables Foundation was started in 1999 by chaplain Tim Evans who saw an overwhelming need for financial assistance and emotional support after the death of a child.  The main goal of The Unforgettables is to provide families help and support at one of the worst times in their lives.  The foundation serves low-income families who have had a child die. For these families, the time of anguish and heartbreak is accompanied by the additional burden of financial incapacity. Families struggling to make ends meet, and often dealing with large, unplanned medical expenses, must face the difficult reality of yet more financial obligations.

Assistance provided by The Unforgettables Foundation helps keep fragile families stable and able to function during an extremely stressful time.  The foundation also provides free CPR training for schools, businesses and community groups when requested.

I am asking you to help me in my fundraising efforts. You can help support An Unforgettable Crop for Kids through a tax-deductible donation made payable to The Unforgettables Foundation, a California non-profit 501(c)(3) charity.  For more information about the foundation, please visit www.theunforgettables.com.

 

Thank you for helping make a difference.

 

Sincerely, 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CROP FOR KIDS REGISTRATION FORM

          

          Name: _______________________________________ E-mail: ______________________

 

          Address: __________________________________________________________________

 

          Telephone: ___________________________________Cell: _________________________

 

          Special Needs – (such as mobility issues):

 

 

          Emergency Contact: _________________________ Telephone: ______________________

 

         

_______$100 (on or before November 1, 2007)        _______$125 (after November 1, 2007)

 

_______$20.00 - Sign me up for the class for beginners!

 

_______Check            _____Credit Card #_________________________Exp. __________

 

Type: American Exp.     MasterCard     Visa     Signature:___________________________

 

RELEASE

If paying by check, I am responsible for any NSF fees. Registration cancellations must be made in writing. I understand

that if I cancel my registration by November 1, 2007, my registration fee will be refunded less a $10 cancellation fee. I

understand that if I cancel my registration between November 2, 2007 and December 1, 2007, my registration fee will be

refunded less a $50 cancellation fee. If I cancel my registration on or after December 1, 2007, my registration fee will not be refunded, but I may send someone in my place. I hereby release The Unforgettables Foundation, their sponsors and

volunteers of all liability, damages, costs and expenses of any kind that may arise as a result from my attendance at An Unforgettable Crop For Kids event, further they will not be held responsible for damaged, lost or stolen goods. With my attendance at this event I realize that my photo may be taken and used in future promotions.

 

Signature_________________________________________ Date_______________________________

 

Please mail or FAX your completed registration form and registration fee to:

The Unforgettables Foundation

c/o Karen Wilson, Executive Director

229 Cajon Street

Redlands, California 92373

909-725-9197

FAX: 909-793-1340

www.theunforgettables.com

 

Because Every Child is Unforgettable