Wednesday, September 10, 2008

GOTR Happy Hour = Fundraising Success!!

Last night was our inaugural monthly happy hour fundraiser for Girls on the Run of Austin. We had it at Cork & Co. and invited everyone who ever made donations in the past, volunteers, sponsors, and anyone who had ever uttered the words, "Let me know if I can help." We had secured many raffle giveaways and just walked in hopeful and slightly anxious.

But it was a rousing success! We sold $426 in raffle tickets, received $147 in online donations, and received other general donations. Plus a percentage of the Cork & Co. sales will be given to GOTR. Considering the place was really crowded I can only imagine this will be a sizeable donation. Starting at 6:30pm we had the raffle drawings every 15 minutes, and we grouped several items together so that each gift package was worth at least $100. Prizes included things like:
  • Gift cards & schwag from Hill Country Running Co.
  • Restaurant gift certificates (Galaxy, Mandola's)
  • Mani/Pedi gift certificates (Embellish)
  • Massage gift certificates (Massage Envy, BodyDynamix)
  • And many other items

Everyone got to choose which package of prizes they could win, so no one went home with something they didn't want. Lots of people, complimentary cheese & fruit trays, lots of laughter, and lots of drinks! Overall, it was a huge success. I can't wait for next month!

1 comment:

Slingshot said...

I wish I could have been there :( Tuesday nights are bad for me, with Quality Run.