Eden Gives Back Club Meeting - Wednesday, July 6th @ 7pm

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Eden Gives Back Club Meeting - Wednesday, July 6th @ 7pm

Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Vaccinium
Ooooh. How you gonna tease us, Sam?
By continuing to post without telling you how much this amazing community donated to Joplin
07/06/2011
Spoken Pandora Spoken Pandora
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
So, let's talk a little bit about the Joplin fundraiser that ended a few days ago. The final tally is in, and the update should be on the blog really soon.

I'm going to tease you for a few minutes before I announce what the final ...
Aww man....
07/06/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
By continuing to post without telling you how much this amazing community donated to Joplin
Pfft. You have a lot to learn about teasing a guy, Sam.
07/06/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
Pfft. You have a lot to learn about teasing a guy, Sam.
I dunno about that, you should talk to my husband. He'd say I was really great at it lol.
07/06/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
So, the official total we raised for Joplin is...

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$675.54!!!!!!!!

Fricking amazing, huh?
07/06/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
my partner in crime is missing
07/06/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
So, the official total we raised for Joplin is...

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...


...


...


$675.54!!!!!!!!

Fricking amazing, huh?
Thats great!!
07/06/2011
Spoken Pandora Spoken Pandora
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
So, the official total we raised for Joplin is...

...


...


...


...


$675.54!!!!!!!!

Fricking amazing, huh?
Awesome...
07/06/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
So, the official total we raised for Joplin is...

...


...


...


...


$675.54!!!!!!!!

Fricking amazing, huh?
Not too shabby.
07/06/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
Not too shabby.
every little bit helps
07/06/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I'm super taken back by the generosity of the community, really, I am.
07/06/2011
Kindred Kindred
Nice!
07/06/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
I just wish I could have given more
07/06/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Now with that being said, are there any ideas for a new fundraiser?

I know we were talking about doing more drives like the clothing drives, and doing one for school supplies and the box tops as a back to school thing had been brought up. This can be a drive that's done all through August (unless anybody thinks it should be done sooner/later)
07/06/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Wondermom
I just wish I could have given more
Every little bit helped, it really did.
07/06/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
maybe a food pantry drive this month? a lot of people forget about them during summer
07/06/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Wondermom
maybe a food pantry drive this month? a lot of people forget about them during summer
For the rest of July? I wouldn't have a problem with making another thread like the clothing drive for a food pantry drive. Same rules apply to it with the blog?
07/06/2011
Spoken Pandora Spoken Pandora
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
Now with that being said, are there any ideas for a new fundraiser?

I know we were talking about doing more drives like the clothing drives, and doing one for school supplies and the box tops as a back to school thing had been brought up. ...
The school drive sounds good. I know when I went back home to Florida recently I saw on the news how some changes were being made to school lunch programs and they were asking for donations. I don't know if this effects anyone else but if it does it would be nice to find a way to help in that area as well along with the supplies and box tops.
07/06/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
Now with that being said, are there any ideas for a new fundraiser?

I know we were talking about doing more drives like the clothing drives, and doing one for school supplies and the box tops as a back to school thing had been brought up. ...
I don't have any specific ideas, but looking ahead, I would suggest a lull in fundraisers during November, and maybe even October in preparation for the holiday season. People are usually in such a giving mood then that we could really make a big difference with one charity. Plus, it would give people a chance to build back up their points and earn more gift cards.

Just a thought.
07/06/2011
Vaccinium Vaccinium
Quote:
Originally posted by Spoken Pandora
The school drive sounds good. I know when I went back home to Florida recently I saw on the news how some changes were being made to school lunch programs and they were asking for donations. I don't know if this effects anyone else but if it does ...
I think that's pretty common around the country, especially in poorer communities, whether it be rural or urban.
07/06/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
I don't have any specific ideas, but looking ahead, I would suggest a lull in fundraisers during November, and maybe even October in preparation for the holiday season. People are usually in such a giving mood then that we could really make a ...
I was thinking around the holidays to maybe do something for toys for tots
07/06/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
not sure how easy it would be, but what about a military care package drive, just simple things like toothpaste and other toiletries
07/06/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
I don't have any specific ideas, but looking ahead, I would suggest a lull in fundraisers during November, and maybe even October in preparation for the holiday season. People are usually in such a giving mood then that we could really make a ...
I see your point. We can take a poll later and see about the holiday families again like we did last year. That was such an awesome thing, and I'd love to do it again.
07/06/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Wondermom
I was thinking around the holidays to maybe do something for toys for tots
Toys for Tots is another good charity we can try to do something with.
07/06/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
For the rest of July? I wouldn't have a problem with making another thread like the clothing drive for a food pantry drive. Same rules apply to it with the blog?
sounds good to me
07/06/2011
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by Wondermom
I was thinking around the holidays to maybe do something for toys for tots
I like the family sponsoring from last year, but I think something like Toys for Tots would impact more needy children.
07/06/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
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Originally posted by Kindred
I like the family sponsoring from last year, but I think something like Toys for Tots would impact more needy children.
we could still offer the family sponsoring and have toys for tots as an option for those who don't want to or can't participate in sponsoring
07/06/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Wondermom
we could still offer the family sponsoring and have toys for tots as an option for those who don't want to or can't participate in sponsoring
I think it should be one or the other. As much as I want to adopt families and give needy kids things they need, I think that having fundraisers for adopted families and toys for tots is going to be just a tad bit overwhelming.
07/06/2011
Spoken Pandora Spoken Pandora
Quote:
Originally posted by Wondermom
we could still offer the family sponsoring and have toys for tots as an option for those who don't want to or can't participate in sponsoring
That sounds great...and would give everyone a chance to help out however they can..
07/06/2011
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by Wondermom
we could still offer the family sponsoring and have toys for tots as an option for those who don't want to or can't participate in sponsoring
The sponsoring requires the community to donate, and with 5 families (I think?) last year, I think the later families lost out a bit because it was draining. I'm not sure the community could support both at the same time. I'd rather pick one and commit to it.
07/06/2011
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