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Basket Bingo

My mom decided to have a Basket Bingo to raise money for her son-in-law, Doug Nemeth, who is living with Parkinson's disease. Mom owned many Longaberger baskets that were from the Collectors Club and that had been signed by the family. She decided to donate them as the prizes for the Basket Bingo, therefore we did not need sponsors for the fundraiser.  She approached local businesses who donated various gift certificates and other items.  We used these in a raffle (buy tickets and drop them in bag for the gift you'd like) and names were drawn at the end of Bingo. We also sold food during the event.  Family members helped create the programs and tickets.  Several members of the family helped with this endeavor including several grandchildren, who helped "run the floor" during Bingo.  Approximately 75 people attended this event that was held at a local fire company on a Sunday afternoon.  I applied for a start-up fundraiser from Thrivent that covered the price of the hall rental and the Bingo caller.   We raised a total of $2,975 which we donated to the Unity Walk in support of Doug’s fundraising efforts. Doug has walked in the Unity Walk in New York City since 2009.

Donna Fick
In support of Doug Nemeth

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