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Good time with a Halloween basket social

Looking for a fun way to bring members of your community together while raising money for your organization? Consider holding a Halloween basket social - good for adults as well as little ones. For a successful basket social (a takeoff on the popular Chinese auction), prior to the date of your event you'll want to make up about 2 dozen baskets (more or less, depending on the size of your organization and how many people you expect to come). While you'll

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See how tickets were used to fund raise at Jeffery’s benefit

Medical expenses are frequently cited as the top reason for bankruptcies in America today. While health insurance may cover a good percentage of costly treatments, few if any plans actually pay 100% of the cost of care for serious illnesses. When that happens, families and friends may decide to rally together and plan a benefit event, using raffles to raise money and help defray expenses. Lori and Jeffery found themselves in this situation not long ...

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Raffle themes: Have you ever tried a Chinese auction?

  A Chinese Auction Is a Fun variation on a Traditional Raffle For a fun variation on traditional raffles and silent auctions, consider holding a Chinese auction. Also known as "pick-a-prize," "tricky tray" and "penny social," the Chinese auction combines elements of a silent auction with the excitement of a drawing while giving players the opportunity to win great prizes. Chinese auctions are easy and lend themselves to fun themes too. How about a
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