The Paint Bar. It is an awesome addition to our area and I've been twice before. I went for the first time last March right after they opened to celebrate my birthday. Read about it here. Jenn and I went again with our moms to celebrate Mother's Day. Read about that here. For our fundraiser, Jill and Jackie, the owners of The Paint Bar, agreed to donate $10 for each person we got to sign up (but then ended up giving us $10 for all the people there)! In addition we did a 50/50 raffle. My aunt, Cathy, was kind enough to donate her time to come to the event to be the official raffle ticket seller and photographer! I was very appreciative to her for this so that I could focus on my painting. She sold a lot of tickets. . . $200 worth (more about the winner later). We also had a MS info table and a dessert table. The Funfetti cupcakes were a big hit!
Public Garden is one of my favorite Boston landmarks and I had been looking forward to painting Make Way for Ducklings for months.
And the fundraising results. . .
The Paint Bar donated $450 which was $10 for each person there. So Jenn and I each got a check made to the National MS Society for $225. Then (as I mentioned earlier) the 50/50 raffle earned $200 which would mean the winner would get $100 and Jenn and I would get $50 each. BUT the amazing winner, Tara, who is a friend of one of m co-workers (who couldn't make it to the event at the last minute but her friends/family still came) donated her winnings back to Jenn and I. AMAZING right!? I was in shock. I just was so touched that someone that I didn't know and had never met would be so kind to us. I mean 100 bucks is a lot of money. She could have used that money for so many things. It was her right. She won fair and square. But no she gave her winnings to us. To MS. Wow! So touched by her thoughtfulness. Not sure if she will read this or if she even knows I have a blog but thanking her 1000 times anyways!
So in total Jenn and I each made $325 toward our fundraising efforts. This was a VERY successful fundraising event. $650 raised while doing something so fun! If you are ever looking for a unique fundraiser in the Boston area I would definitely suggest The Paint Bar. Jill and Jackie are wonderful to work with and your guests will have a great time.
Jenn and I have a couple other fundraisers in the works including one with Willow House and one with Stella and Dot (my cousin Katelyn is a stylist making it even better). So I'm confident that by September we will have exceeded our goal. If you would like to donate to me I would greatly appreciate it. You can do so by going to my personal page at JodiBeanCape.