Sunday, February 17, 2013

Crop for Autism 2013!!!

Greetings Everyone!! Can you believe it has been 7 years!! Our 7th annual crop for autism is scheduled for Saturday April 6th from 9am to 9pm at St. Joseph by the Sea HS. We are later this year due to Hurricane Sandy pushing all events at the school back. Unfortunately we are at the mercy of their schedule! We are once again looking forward to an awesome crop! great baskets and prizes and great vendors! We love that you all contribute food and beverage items to make this crop the success that it is. We again are asking for snacks, soda ( diet especially) and water! If you have any contacts to restaurants or deli's that you wouldn't mind sharing with us...that would be greatly appreciated as it is begging time again!!! We provide a nice tax donation letter to any business that provides us with a donation of food etc... We are also asking this year that you take a moment to clean out your scrapbook stash and donate items to our ever popular garage sale table! New and gently used items are welcomed and greatly appreciated! Non-profits like GRACE are struggling more than ever to fundraise in this post Sandy economy. I am also going to outreach for something new this year. We have printed puzzle pieces that are similar to the sneakers you see for a walk that get posted around business. They usually sell for a dollar. In the past many generous people have donated even 5 and 10 dollars for one puzzle piece! I am looking this year for people who wouldn't mind selling them for us! We usually sell them in places like stores, deli's restaurants and offices. If you know of or work in an office or business with some "traffic" PLEASE CONTACT ME at and I will get the puzzle pieces to you! Thank you sooooo much for your continuing support!! Any raffle donations would be greatly appreciated as well. Business donations are lower than in the past and I feel great pressure to keep up our reputation!!! Check back soon for more information! I will post it as it comes in!! Yours In Scrapbooking, Barbara D'Amora Event Chairperson Grace Foundation of NY