Tuesday, April 19, 2011

9. Support a Charity

A few years ago I was guilted into asked to join an Easter Seals team with some co-workers.  I begrudgedly agreed, thinking I'd sell a few raffle tickets and be done with it.  Instead, I was hooked by the need to raise money and with my friends Jenny and Laura have hosted two scrapbook events.

I still belong to the original team and this year we were asked to host the live auction at the annual Black and Blue ball.  The items up for grabs were pieces of pottery painted by Easter Seals families, so the day after Addi's birthday my mom, Renee and I headed to Fired Up to help out.  Needless to say, it was extremely rewarding for all involved.

A few weeks later Jenny and I spent an evening, sans kids, and enjoyed the Black and Blue Ball.  The "Black" part is black tie, and the "Blue" part is blue jeans.  I think it's a pretty unique idea, and essentially the vibe was a happy hour that went all night.  Jenny's team was in charge of the silent auction part and was busy with that, and our team was all in place, ready to raise some serious cash.

When it came time to auction off the pottery, we were majorly successful.  Who wouldn't want one of these awesome pieces of art???

We raised over $30,000.... So I definitely feel good about checking #9 off my list!

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