Tickets go on sale today for the amazing gift basket of birthday-themed items we're raffling off at the GIANT sale on September 8th, with all proceeds going to the IWK. (The IWK Children's Hospital is where Luke was born prematurely -- and where he was intubated in the NICU. He would not be alive without that hospital.) We've collected a fabulous assortment of goodies from some very generous local donors -- prizes totalling almost $500 in value -- and new prizes are being added all the time.
Tickets are $2 each, 3 for $5, 7 for $10, 15 for $20. You can purchase them right at the GIANT Baby & Children's sale or through email money transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please specify how many you would like and include your name, address, telephone number and email address. Put IWK Basket in the subject line. We will enter you in the draw and set your ticket stubs aside for you.) Lottery #: AGDOO4333-12.
Check out the photos of all the prizes we've collected so far here. They include:
A Personalized Birthday Can donated by Ada's Unique Candy Creations! It contains: popcorn with a "Happy Birthday" label; a Hershey bar wrapped in gold mylar with a smiley face label; a Tootsie Roll Bank wrapped in an "Ice Cream Fund" label; a lollipop with a "Party Time" label; a variety of Hershey Minis; a coloring book and crayons.
A gift certificate for a cake from Amanda Baker of Baker's Cakes!
A gift certificate for a cake from Jen King of Creative Cake-King!
A gift certificate for a cake from Danielle Brinson-McCarthy who works with Specialty Cakes!
A cupcake hat, donated by Bella Rose Crochet!
Four passes to a movie of your choice! Donated by Empire Theatres, Bridgewater.
A Hannah Montana birthday party decor pack donated by Up Til Dawn Party Supplies!
Birthday wrapping paper and thank you notes donated by Bulldog Fitness and Nutrition!
Two mini party cones -- one fruit and one candy -- and a $10 discount off an order of party cones! Donated by Chris of Party Cones.
A Sobeys gift card for $20!
One hour free bowling from Bowl-More Lanes in Bridgewater!
A gift certificate for a family-sized square pizza from Pizza Delight in Bridgewater!
A $25 gift card from the Bulk Barn in Bridgewater!
Sweet treats and a $20 gift certificate from Sweet Ride Cycling in Mahone Bay!
A felt bow and a gift certificate for a felt birthday hat or crown from Michelle of The Felt Cafe & Boytique!
A copy of 1001 Cupcakes, Cookies & Other Tempting Treats donated by Coles Books in the Bridgewater Mall!
A copy of the huge hardcover photography book Beginnings by Anne Geddes!
On The Night You Were Born picture book!
Three large tissue paper pompoms and a package of crepe paper streamers in shades of pink and purple!
A twist popper -- confetti and streamers pop out when it is twisted!
Tea party-themed birthday party decorations, including solar-powered paper lanterns, a bouquet of decorative flowers, a purple paper parasol, two types of paper plates, pink plastic cutlery, pink and white rose napkins, and a pale pink plastic tablecloth.
Decorative felt flowers, for cupcake toppers or a centerpiece.
Happy birthday party hats.
A balloon birthday party flag -- hang it from your mailbox or home to show where the party is!
A large assortment of gift bags for boys!
And more prizes are being added all the time!
We are very grateful to all of our donors and to Printer's Corner in Blockhouse for providing the tickets!