My church has been raising money for a relaxing cause.
The daycare center needs a new natural gas furnace, however we do not have enough funds to pay for the machinery and installation service.
We decided to hold a little fundraiser last weekend to raise money for the new natural gas furnace. We held a bake sale and my partner made 10 dozen chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter oatmeal cookies, and chocolate raisin cookies. She also made cupcakes and pies. Some parishioners donated goods and services to raffle away while I was in the 2 afternoons event. We raffled off a 12 foot Christmas tree and a holiday meal for many while I was in the fundraiser. The corporation installing our gas furnace also donated 2 small space gas heating systems to auction while I was in the day. We had a country band and other live music throughout the day. We hired someone to make balloon animals and another to do face painting for the children. The weather was frigid outside, however the fundraiser was scheduled to be held outside. It was a relaxing thing too, because we ended up with a light snow storm on the very same day as our fundraiser. It would have been too frigid and wet to congregate outside. Everything went very smoothly and we raised over $3,000 while I was in the 2-day event. We have enough money for the new natural gas furnace and all of the installation fees. We already have an appointment scheduled to have the outdated natural gas furnace detached and the new component installed and now we have the funds. It was a truly amazing weekend and a fun project in which to be a part of.