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Title: Raffle and donations for 10th Annual Toys for Tots in North Carolina
Post by: LeeAnne McAdam on November 15, 2013, 12:39:58 PM
This year is the 10th Annual Toys for Tots trial in North Carolina hosted by the Big Elf, Ron Young, with help and support from NADAC and many other local elves and princesses.  The raffle that goes along with the trial is a great source of additional funds to support Toys for Tots and we are hoping to make this year's raffle better than ever.

Any and all donations are encouraged and appreciated.  Donations will of course be accepted at the trial, but if you have an item or items you would like to donate but aren't going to be able to attend the trial, you can contact me or Karen Merriman or Becky Spring and we will do our best to separate you from your gifts.  For folks on the East Coast, Karen is going to be at the All About Animals trial this weekend, the BAD trial next weekend and the ITZ trial the weekend before Toys for Tots, and she will take your donations and bring them to Toys for Tots with her.

Star City Canine Training Club in Roanoke, Virginia is donating an entry to our spring trial and we would like to invite/challenge other clubs to do the same.  We will be posting as we become aware of other donations to the raffle so you can plan your strategy!

If you would like to make a general donation to Toys for Tots, we will be glad to take those new, unwrapped toys from you as well, and of course plain old money works, too!  The NADAC community is very generous so thanks in advance for your support and please don't hesitate to ask if you have questions.
Title: Re: Raffle and donations for 10th Annual Toys for Tots in North Carolina
Post by: Linda W. Anderson on November 15, 2013, 03:20:56 PM
I am bringing 3 raffle baskets plus 4 individual items for the raffle, so start saving your money for those tickets!
Linda
Title: Re: Raffle and donations for 10th Annual Toys for Tots in North Carolina
Post by: Lietzusa on November 20, 2013, 08:26:09 PM
I am bringing purple pre-lit Christmas trees to "anoint" the RVs who didn't get elfed last year.  So if you are in an RV and hear giggling late at night - it is probably just your friendly purple elves - Sam & Chrissy, "decorating" your RV!! Come on out and see how pretty it looks lit up!  In addition, a couple raffle baskets and a German handmade ( not by me - someone with talent) Santa Klaus.  I am also pledging $$ (can't remember - Ron will give me bill) for each Q that Schatzi and I eke out in honor of my Dad, USAF Major Retired and my brother in law ex-Yoeman First Class Navy - both wonderful gentlemen who served their country (and both have to salute me.....ah yes I do like to rub that in!).   Hope to see everyone out to support this every wonderful cause!  Sam/Schatzi/Squeek
Title: Re: Raffle and donations for 10th Annual Toys for Tots in North Carolina
Post by: LeeAnne McAdam on November 20, 2013, 10:39:29 PM
In addition to the items that have already been listed, Debi Hutchinson has generously agreed to donate a private lesson with her to the raffle...how cool is that?  This raffle is going to rock!  Thanks everybody!
Title: Re: Raffle and donations for 10th Annual Toys for Tots in North Carolina
Post by: Sharon Nelson on November 20, 2013, 10:47:27 PM
And NADAC will donate a full entry to the March NADAC Funraiser in Knoxville, MD!!

Sharon
Title: Re: Raffle and donations for 10th Annual Toys for Tots in North Carolina
Post by: Vicki Storrs on November 21, 2013, 04:37:00 AM
A lesson with Debi and Funraiser entry?!  How do those of us not going buy raffle tickets?!

Vicki Storrs
Title: Re: Raffle and donations for 10th Annual Toys for Tots in North Carolina
Post by: LeeAnne McAdam on November 21, 2013, 05:02:50 AM
Awesome!  Thank you, Sharon!  Okay folks...better be planning your strategy!
Title: Re: Raffle and donations for 10th Annual Toys for Tots in North Carolina
Post by: LeeAnne McAdam on November 22, 2013, 07:11:43 PM
A lesson with Debi and Funraiser entry?!  How do those of us not going buy raffle tickets?!

Vicki Storrs

Vicki...if you know someone who is going you can sweet talk them into buying tickets for you or if you don't know anyone going, you can send me your money and I will get your tickets and distribute them as you ask.  Let me double check on prices and I will post that.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Raffle and donations for 10th Annual Toys for Tots in North Carolina
Post by: LeeAnne McAdam on November 22, 2013, 07:13:32 PM
The raffle is really heating up folks.  Paula Goss has also very generously donated a private lesson!  Those are hard to come by so be saving your pennies...you are going to want to buy some tickets!
Title: Re: Raffle and donations for 10th Annual Toys for Tots in North Carolina
Post by: LeeAnne McAdam on November 22, 2013, 07:45:10 PM
For anyone who wants to buy raffle tickets and can't come to the trial, I will be happy to get your tickets and distribute them according to your instructions.  I am in the process of trying to see if we can come up with an easier way for you to pay and when I find out the answer to that, I will post that.

Thanks everybody...this is fun!
Title: Re: Raffle and donations for 10th Annual Toys for Tots in North Carolina
Post by: LeeAnne McAdam on November 23, 2013, 05:59:35 AM
A big thank you to Leaps and Bounds of North Carolina who has donated a one-day entry to one of their trials.  Thank you, Leaps and Bounds!
Title: Re: Raffle and donations for 10th Annual Toys for Tots in North Carolina
Post by: LeeAnne McAdam on November 24, 2013, 06:56:23 PM
Here's another awesome donation to the raffle.  Mariah Mordecai has donated her services to do a 9 X 12 pencil or charcoal drawing of one pet.  If you haven't ever seen her work, it is stunning and this is something you would definitely cherish.  You may add more pets for a fee and she will either deliver it to you at a trial, or if you can cover the cost, she will make shipping arrangements with you.  Don't miss putting some tickets down for this!  Thank you, Mariah!
Title: Re: Raffle and donations for 10th Annual Toys for Tots in North Carolina
Post by: LeeAnne McAdam on November 25, 2013, 05:27:21 AM
It's a new day so that means there must be another donation to the raffle!  Shannon Jones of C2P2 in North Carolina is donating a weekend entry to one of their trials, too!  Wow...these NADAC clubs are the best.  Thank you, C2P2!
Title: Re: Raffle and donations for 10th Annual Toys for Tots in North Carolina
Post by: LeeAnne McAdam on November 26, 2013, 05:41:37 AM
Time for today's donation...All American Dog Sports of Blacksburg, Virginia has donated a weekend entry to one of their trials, too!  Wow...that is making a lot of donated entries in this area!  You NADAC clubs rock!  Thank you, Andrea Lengi!
Title: Re: Raffle and donations for 10th Annual Toys for Tots in North Carolina
Post by: LeeAnne McAdam on November 26, 2013, 11:21:47 AM
All right...this one is too big to wait.  Check this out!

Micah's Beach House (A Dog-Friendly Waterfront place at Hilton Head)

We will be doing a separate "Big Ticket" raffle for the week at Hilton Head. It is for any available open week. The tickets will be $5 each. If we sell over 200 tickets, there will be a second drawing for an additional week. In the unlikely event that the same person's name is drawn both times, we will redraw for another name. If you don't win, but would still like to spend time at Micah's Beach House, you can rent it and the owner will donate 25% of the rental to Toys for Tots! You do not have to be present to win!

Holy cow...who wouldn't want to spend a week on the beach at Hilton Head....with your dogs!!  We can follow the same routine as the regular raffle if you aren't coming to the trial but would like to buy tickets for the "Big Ticket" raffle!  I have tried to attach a couple of pictures...hopefully they will come through.

Thank you, Sharon Harrell of Blacksburg, Virginia for this generous donation! 
Title: Re: Raffle and donations for 10th Annual Toys for Tots in North Carolina
Post by: LeeAnne McAdam on November 27, 2013, 06:28:39 AM
Today's raffle donation?  A basket worth $75 to $100 from Canines by Karen!  Karen has only really good stuff for our dogs so this is sure to be a great item.  Thank you so much, Karen Echternacht...you rock, girl!
Title: Re: Raffle and donations for 10th Annual Toys for Tots in North Carolina
Post by: LeeAnne McAdam on November 28, 2013, 08:26:57 AM
On this Thanksgiving, one thing I am thankful for is the wonderful generous spirit of the NADAC community.  Today's donation is a one-day free entry from Tails Up Agility Club in Chesapeake, Virginia.  They are preparing a basket for the raffle, too!  Wow...you all rock!  Thank you Tails Up!
Title: Re: Raffle and donations for 10th Annual Toys for Tots in North Carolina
Post by: LeeAnne McAdam on November 29, 2013, 05:21:38 AM
Every time I think we've heard from everyone who wants to donate, someone else steps up and proves me wrong.  Today we have a half-price entry for one dog to an In The Zone trial!  Holy cow, I am definitely going to have to buy more tickets!  Thank you, Lisa Bonker...you rock!
Title: Re: Raffle and donations for 10th Annual Toys for Tots in North Carolina
Post by: LeeAnne McAdam on December 03, 2013, 07:11:14 AM
So...I really thought we were done...not so!  I just heard from Pris Warnock and CIA, Canines in Action, in Maryland is donating a one-day entry to one of their future trials!  Folks better be getting your money together for those raffle tickets!  Thank you so much, Pris and CIA! 
Title: Re: Raffle and donations for 10th Annual Toys for Tots in North Carolina
Post by: LeeAnne McAdam on December 04, 2013, 03:30:23 AM
It just keeps getting better!  I am hearing from so many people who are donating items to the raffle.  We've got a basket coming from Pawzazz, a knitted item or two from Karen Kelly, embroidery and jewelery from Deb Burdick, a wine basket from Susan Fitts-Sibilia, a photo shoot from Diane Lewis...wow!  Everyone has just been incredibly generous.

It's not too late to get those tickets...come on, you know you want them!  PayPal NADACToysForTots@bellsouth.net, email me...we will get you set.  Thanks everyone!
Title: Re: Raffle and donations for 10th Annual Toys for Tots in North Carolina
Post by: LeeAnne McAdam on December 04, 2013, 04:39:28 PM
Not to be outdone, this is from the Big Elf, Ron Young...


A late-breaking addition to the Toys for Tots Fundraising thanks to Willy Goguen - A week (June 21-28) at Top o' th' Dune in North Topsail Beach. We will be offering this in a silent auction format to be consistent with how it has been offered for other charities. You do not have to be present to win but do NOT bid by commenting here. You can privately send me your bids and they can be added to the silent bid sheet at the trial. The winner will be announced Sunday afternoon. Bidding will start at $900 which is 1/2 the rental rate for that timeframe.
Top o' th' Dune
4 bedrooms (2 queen, 1 twin bunk, 1 double). All brand new mattresses and box springs as of Feb. 2013. 2 1/2 baths, hot/cold shower in garage/basement, cold shower on deck. Open kitchen/living area, beautiful sunroom. Washer/dryer in garage/basement.

You can email Ron if you wish to bid...agildawg@bellsouth.net.  Gee whiz, I never knew how many beachcombers were around here!  Thanks everyone!
Title: Re: Raffle and donations for 10th Annual Toys for Tots in North Carolina
Post by: LeeAnne McAdam on December 09, 2013, 03:28:31 PM
Huge thank you to everyone who donated to the raffle.  We had over 100 items...the tables were overflowing and it was awesome!  The NADAC community has some of the most generous people I know, and when you hear Ron talk about how large of an area the TFT trial helps to serve, it is almost unbelievable.  I think he said children as far away as Georgia benefitted last year.  How cool is that?

I am so thankful that looking for something to do with my dog ended up brining NADAC into my life...it is a real blessing to be part of such a wonderful group.  I hope all of you get just what you want for Christmas and wake up just a little happier for having helped bring some joy into the lives of so many kids on Christmas morning!