Saturday, April 7, 2012

Thumbs Up Campaign: Local Businesses Give Back

If you're shopping around Ashland in the next month or two, you might say some of the proprietors are "all thumbs".  

Local Ashland businesses have volunteered to support the Thumbs Up Campaign.  Add a $1 (or more) donation to each transaction and 100% of the proceeds will benefit CJSTUF.  Each donor gets their name on a card which will be posted prominently in the business.

Current participating businesses include:
Pepicellis Pizza         208 S. Washington Highway, Ashland
NY Nails & Tan          107 N. Washington Highway, Ashland (Martin's Shopping Center)
Ashland Pack & Ship 225 N. Washington Highway, Ashland (Martin's Shopping Center)
Flower Depot           211 N. Washington Highway, Ashland (Martin's Shopping Center)
The Thumbs Up Campaign will be going on through May 31st. 

If you own a local business that would like to participate, contact Roger ASAP.  We will supply each business with donor cards, posters, and information about the foundation that can be distributed to customers.  The business that raises the most funds by May 31st will win a team-building comedy workshop for their staff from Comedy Sportz Improv Theater valued at $1500!

PS You don't have to be an Ashland business to participate! 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Get in the Spirit with some Art!

Our April fundraiser is going to help us get into the spirit of Spring.  

Spirited Art Richmond is hosting as our Business of the Month.  Join us on Tuesday, April 24th from 6:30-9 PM and you can paint your very own butterfly!

What's that you say? 
You're not artistic? 
You can't paint?!?  

Forget all those ideas. 

Spirited Art makes it easy and fun.  I attended a Spirited Art event about two months ago with some of the other writers from Richmond Mom.  I am one of the least artistic people I know and I found it both easy and fun.  The instructors guide you through the process step by step.  You can customize your picture and everyone's creation is unique.  PLUS, you have access to affordable wine and appetizers from The Wine Loft (conveniently located next door) so no matter what happens, we'll be relaxed and contented!  
My first Spirited Art Creation
from start to finish
If I can do it.... can do it!

Visit our website if you need more information.  Cost is $35 for the evening (wine and appetizers are extra). Space is limited so call today or go online to register for our fundraising night.  A large portion ($25) of each registration comes back to CJSTUF so this should be a great night for our organization.  

By the way, speaking of Richmond Mom, don't forget to nominate your favorite Richmond Super Mom by April 14th. We will get a $5 donation for every nomination!

Also, now is the time to start thinking about hosting a Butterfly Social in May. What is a Butterfly Social? It's a great excuse to have a party or special get together for your friends.  You can give your party any theme you desire and use it as an opportunity to raise awareness (or even a little $$) for our organization. We can provide you with an entire event kit, including invitations, an event checklist, party ideas, and even some cool CJSTUF swag for your guests.  Stay tuned for more information or contact us if you have questions.  

Happy Easter, Happy Passover, and Happy Spring to one and all.