Look into my eyes.

Look into my eyes.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Yesterday a very kind person donated items for the baskets.  Thank you Kathy!
 
I went to a great new salon in Chic in O'Fallon.  I have a new fresh color and hair cut.  The shop is wonderful and the service was great.  Thank you Carol for introducing me to your daughter in-law.  
 
But of course I had to spend time promoting the event.  I found out that car dealerships have funds set aside to support events. Also Best Buy will send employees to events. If you or someone you know works at a dealer or at a BB store please let me know.  

SDWR is filing for a KOHLS grant to help me.  Please check out the donation page. Many companies will match employee's donations. 

I will have tax letters at the event so that your donations can be deductible.  If you want to write a check to SDWR that night I will submit the checks for tax donations.  

I am still needing the following the items.
 
large sturdy baskets
crockpot bags
crockpot meals
lake toys
plastic wine and beer glasses for use around the pool
board books
cat toys
Jelly Belly lg. bag
M & M lg. bag
picnic items
canned pumpkin
wheat flour
peanut butter
cigars

Friday, February 27, 2015

Working Hard

I'm excited to have a day off of work.  A lot of things happened within the last 24 hours.

I have an opportunity to reach more than 300 people at one time.  The MNEA-R group in the St. Louis area have invited me to send information to all their members.  I am also going to the March meeting to talk to members.  If all their members would donate just $5 that would mean $1500 for the DAD. 

I want to thank the Frank G. and the people in his office for the $100 donation.  I know that an email went out to the local  St. Louis leaders  and I appreciate my MNEA Family.  So many of you have stepped up to show support.

Today I will be shopping for items to finish baskets.  Here is the list of things I need:

crockpot bags
crockpot meals
wine glasses  15 sets
lake toys
plastic wine and beer glasses
board books
cat toys
Easter items
Jelly Belly lg. bag
M & M lg. bag
picnic items
really good chocolate
2 rolls of 50/50 tickets
4 rolls of double tickets
celtic cd's
glasses- wine/beer/water coffee
curling ribbon- blue/white
cellophane wrap rolls
white twist ties
canned pumpkin
wheat flour
peanut butter
wire for baskets
cigars

I'm also heading to Kirkwood to see about donations from a bakery.  I need sugar cookies for kids to decorate and eat at the event.  I'm also needing some fancy desserts for the event.  Cross your fingers or otherwise I'll be asking for volunteers.

Does anyone have a connection to a printing company or a way to make 310 copies?  I need the fliers for the mailing I mentioned above.  I can supply the paper for the printing.

Thanks for all of the support. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

GREAT NEWS

Yesterday was a blast.  More donations are coming in for the dinner.  The biggest one is 20 cases of wine by a friend of a friend.  That means the event is no longer BYOB.  We will be selling beer and wine at the event.  Remember we will also have lemonade, tea, and coffee that is included in your meal.

I went to the storage area where all the basket items have been kept.  I was overwhelmed by what I had collected.  Most of the items are ones that I have donated.  I know that some people are donating other baskets for the event.  I'm working on making bid sheets and raffle sheets.  Trying to figure out what else I need to add to a little basket is hard.  I also am trying to find big gift baskets at thrift stores. If you have any baskets that you would like to donate let me know.

Dog treat baking has started.  I have friends and friends of friends baking treats.  Our big baking and packaging day is March 5th.  If you are wanting to help out let me know.  If you want to bake at home I can give you all the supplies.  This will be an ongoing project for the next month or two.  I'm going to be buying wheat flower in 50lb bucket later this week.  That is the most expansive item.  I am still wanting to find a scout troop that would like to help.  I have made contact with a few people but have not heard back from them.  With Easter coming the treats will make great gifts.

Cosmo is doing great!!!!!  His back leg is getting stronger every day.  He has enjoyed being out with friends.  These next few days will be bad, I have parent teacher conferences.  He will make me pay for being gone for so long.  :)

Thanks for all of the support.

Don't forget to buy your tickets.


Sunday, February 22, 2015

A Great Time Today

Cosmo and I went to a fund raising event for a wonderful woman and her family.  This family is part of the bigger MNEA family and they have meant so much to me.  I knew that I was going to be donating money but did not realize I would win gifts and have other people donate gifts to my event.   I came home with 5 gift baskets (even one that I brought),  a cooler of wine and beer, a case of beer, 2 tickets to point fest, 4 hours of dj time.  I am very excited that my donation is going for such a good woman and that I was blessed in return.

Prayers from church answered.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

A Long Week

I am so happy that Cosmo is back to his pesky self.  I woke up today with a tail swatting my face.

Yesterday on the way home from work I stopped at several businesses to ask for donations.  I picked up 3 more gift cards.  I am spending every waking hour thinking of businesses to ask.  This weekend I will be doing that same thing.  I have been told to think out of the box and I have.  The shooting range down the street donated two passes for shooting each worth $100. 

Today I will be measuring out the dry ingredients for the dog treats we will be selling.  I have several home cooks who are helping. I have been in contact with a troop leader but I am waiting to hear back.  So if you are willing to help bake dog treats at your own home please let me know.

So long for now.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Calling all Bakers or Scouts

I am looking for either some bakers to help bake dog treats at my school after school or a Scout troop looking for a service project.  I have some very simple recipes for making the treats.  Please let me know if you are able to help.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

A day of donations

Yesterday Cosmo and I went to Main Street in St. Charles to talk to small business owners. Julia and her daughter also came with us.  It was a successful day.  Three stores immediately donated.  Many owners were not there and information will be passed on.  Thank you shout out to Julia's husband for making emergency copies of some information.

The spa that I go to get my mani/pedi want to support my efforts. 

Sparadise Nails

 They donated a gift card but offered me something better.  For everyone new customer that mentions the pasta dinner they will donated $5.  They are located in Ellisville/Ballwin on Manchester Road.  My personal favorite person is Jessica.  I have followed her from different locations for the last 3 years.  Please think about going there for at least one time.  I am thinking of trying to get a group together and go on a Saturday.  

Today I will be delivering the TV to Elvi.  So Cosmo and I are off to meet her at church. Then we are going with Lisa to the pet parade downtown.  I still have to make a sign advertising the dinner.  


I will be posting pictures later.