Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A Small Plea

Dear Friends,

As you probably already know, diabetes affects me personally.   My mom has diabetes and it has been in our family for 3 generations.  What you might not know is that there are over 2 million Canadians living with this disease.  You might know know about the complications that can occur as a result of diabetes, including heart disease, kidney failure, blindness, strokes and neuropathy.

A pub night fundraiser is currently in the works for late March/early April to raise money for the Canadian Diabetes Association.  What i am asking of you is for donations of items to help with the raffle, door prizes and silent auction.  To make this event successful we are in need of the following:

-new items that you may have gotten as a gift and will not use

- concert tickets, Tim Horton's, Movie Passes

-gift cards that you don't plan to use

-airmiles (you could order merchandise or gift cards)

-HBC rewards points ( you can redeem them for movie passes. they take 3 days to be delivered to your home or redeem your points for HBC gift cards right at the service desk, 80,000 points will get you $10)
-If you have a business or a service, donate a gift certificate or merchandise

Also, please mention what i am doing to your friends and family - they might be interested in helping out.  All items should be new items only as we will be using them as prizes and in the silent auction.

Thank you in advance for any items that you may be donating!