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National Community Sale Day for the Victims of Aurora Colorado
Sunday Aug. 19th 2012
Aurora, CO - With recent events in Aurora, we are all looking for ways to help those affected by the tragedy of the Century 16 Theater Shooting. CommunitiesBound.com is announcing NATIONAL COMMUNITY SALES DAY for the victims of the shooting in Aurora, Colorado, on August 19th, 2012.
"One way we all can help is by raising money for organizations like GivingFirst.org and other funds for the victims," said Jerry Rhodes, Cunningham Fire Department Chief. "We are asking communities across Colorado and across the nation to host their own series of community sales on NATIONAL COMMUNITY SALES DAY to raise money for these organizations," he continued. "These may include bake sales, yard sales, lemonade stands, donation drop off sites, raffles, auctions, local restaurant percentage of sales donations, etc."
"This will give your community a chance to meet your own neighbors, friends and family and to do something for the victims, and may even help turn a negative event into a way to stand together. The funds raised will contribute to those in need, especially those who are having mounting financial stresses due to this event," said Robyn Honsey, founder of Communitiesbound.com.
The money from these events can be donated to many funds across the area for victims. We will send you a list of locations to which you can send the money raised. And we will help you have your own sale/event by sending out a sales kit with some tips and instructions on how to raise awareness for the event in your area. We will also list the location and time of each sale, so that anyone interested can give a helping hand. Proceeds from the sale support the victims of the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting.
Websites for the Event.
www.SmokyHillBound is a website serving the Southeast Aurora/Centennial area with local information, opinions and unique access to the neighborhood business community and forums for neighbors to communicate with each other.
Robyn Honsey - an internet entrepreneur and co-founder of CommunitiesBound.com, a company that helps others realize their dream of owning their own business which connects those in their own community and succeeds by helping others succeed. She lives in the SE Aurora/Centennial area and is involved with Smokyhillbound.com directly. She was actively listening to the police scanners as events were unfolding in the early morning hours of July 20th, 2012. She is a Colorado Native and has lived in Aurora and surrounding areas for well over 30 years. Emailemail@example.com
Diane Lewis- has been involved in volunteering and fundraising efforts for about 25 years in the Smoky Hill (SE Aurora) area. She was actively involved at Indian Ridge Elementary, Laredo Middle School and Smoky Hill High School, including a year as President of the PTO at Laredo.In addition, Diane has led or co-chaired successful fundraising efforts in conjunction with the Cunningham Fire Department. These projects include raising funds for the purchase of Cairns Iris thermal imaging helmets for the firefighters and Opticom equipment for emergency vehicle control of traffic signals. Additional projects included “Movin’ On With Mark”, “Fight My Fire” and MaxFund. Email- firstname.lastname@example.org
Jerry Rhodes - Cunningham Fire Department Chief since 1995."My love is my family and my extended Fire Service Family," he said. Jerry teaches Firefighting and EMS personnel. Has had the honor to teach in all sixty-four counties in Colorado over his distinguished career. Regional and national speaking engagements are among his hobbies.Elections have placed him on the Executive Board of many Associations and three Gubernatorial Committee Appointments.His neighborhood was also impacted by the Aurora shootings. Emailemail@example.com
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Files for your Sale
Color Flyers Download in Word
Black and White Flyers Download in Word
Tips for your Sale
Bake Sale Tips-
- Recruit Early. Send emails,ask thorugh facebook, let poeple know at work, at your church, etc. You could also put signs in your neighborhood.
- Find a place to have your Sale- We suggest your local fire station, police station, church or business. IF they need confirmation please feel free to have them call us at 720-248-8285.
- Have a donation Jar
- Keep it simple. You may want to just have a $1, $2, $5, etc. area. Don't get too crazy on prices, you want to sell everything.
- Ask local restaurants or grocery stores if they would like to donate supplies or show up with food. Remind them of the PR value. They could donate gift cards for a raffle as well. And if they do participate let them put out their PR materials.
- Sell drinks and water.
- Give your donations to a reputable source. We suggest Givingfirst.org or the American Red Cross.
- Send us an email of the time and place of your event to add to our list.
Items you may need for your sale
- A cash box and change.
- Tables (table cloth optional)
How to Market your Event (this is Important)
- Promote on your Facebook page, twitter page (if you have one), email your friends,
- Print out our flyers above in black and white or color. You can cut them in half.
- Post an announcement on www.craigslist.org
- Call local churches and ask to be in the bulliten.
- If you know a celebrity in your area ask them if they will come.