It’s been a little while since we had a good charity event so I thought it might be fun to do one that served many purposes. There are all sorts of ways to contribute and receive great thank you gifts in the process!
We are starting with a non-perishable food drive for the Salvation Army Food Pantry here in Waltham. Bring in canned goods or other non-perishables any day we are open.
And then….for every 2 food items that you bring in, you can choose a ball of yarn out of the sale bin for free. You can go merrily on your way with your ball(s) of yarn OR donate them back into our charity yarn bin which will be headed to several different area women’s homeless shelters thanks to crabbycrocheter. Maybe she will post a bit more about them when she gets the ear burn? You can also bring in donation yarn during the event to put in the box. Also, if you use our destashing service during the event you can donate whatever doesn’t sell.
As a thank you for your yarn donation, for every full ball (sale bin or what you bring in or destash) you can get a raffle ticket to win one of many awesome prizes! Lots of gorgeous sample sweaters, bags, and, naturally, some yarn! I’ll being posting pictures and details about all of these prizes later in the week. You can also buy raffle tickets for these prizes at $2 each. All proceeds from ticket sales will be going to one of my favorite charities Kiva. You can see what we have already been able to do through Kiva here.
So it seems crazy, right? But I think it will be fun! Here’s the summary for those of you who like to cut to the chase:
1 – Bring in Non-perishable Food
2 – Get a ball of sale bin yarn as a thank you. Keep it or donate it to our area homeless shelters. (Or bring in yarn, or donate out of destash service)
3 – Get a raffle ticket for one of many great prizes! (Or buy tickets for $2/ticket for Kiva)
Does it make sense? The event will run from now until September 1st…plenty of time to clean out the pantry and your stash! 🙂