Thursday, May 1, 2008

Final FOJ Update! And the winner is......

This past Saturday night was the Friends of Joey Benefit Dinner and Chinese Auction! The house was packed, and there were a ton of generous people who wanted to win some great prizes. Among those prizes was the Handmade Gift Basket made by the Etsy NJ Street Team!


Here are the last 4 donations that I received for the gift basket...

Beachchik.Etsy.com generously donated a cute tote bag and a beautiful ocean-themed note card and envelope set!


byABPryor.Etsy.com dropped off this awesome reclaimed bracelet with her own added flowery flare, and it's just DAZZLING!



From CreationsbyDanielle.Etsy.com came this adorable crocheted shoulder bag!



And lastly, from CreationsbyRobin.Etsy.com is this fun and funky sea glass bracelet!


The winner of our basket was just absolutely thrilled with it. I got to run it over to her and talk to her about it a bit. I think per personal favorite from the basket was those floral hair clips by Katylua.etsy.com, as you might be able to deduce from the photo. ;-)


While I can't tell how much the basket raised by itself because it was a silent auction, I CAN tell you that the foundation made more than it ever has in the past...a whopping $10,000 in cash alone! This money is going to benefit a lot of families who are truly in need of it, along with cancer research, and it's touching that our team could come together and help benefit these people in our own special way.

Once again I'd like to thank everyone who found it in their heart to donate to this basket. What follows is a list of all the shops who have donated to the basket. Please visit them, as they are all talented crafters and artisans!

AntiGenre.etsy.com
BeachChik.etsy.com
byAbpryor.etsy.com
CatRocks.etsy.com
CreationsbyDanielle.etsy.com
CreationsbyRobin.etsy.com
DonnaDidIt.etsy.com
DribsnDrabs.etsy.com
EcoKate.etsy.com
Fisheye.etsy.com
HappiKnits.etsy.com
Jtatmusic.etsy.com
Katylua.etsy.com
Krisamels.etsy.com
LDdesigns.etsy.com
Lindercella.etsy.com
LizArti.etsy.com
MadebyMelissa.etsy.com
NiceRakc.etsy.com
Purplelicious.etsy.com
Time4Coffee.etsy.com
WhatsEatingYin.etsy.com

9 comments:

Made by Melissa said...

Wow, she certainly does look happy! I'm glad to hear the event was a success! Thanks for all the updates Kate!

antigenre said...

Wow - the basket looks terrific! And the winner looks super-stylish with the flower in her hair. Great job everyone!

kate said...

Heeh! I had to rearrange that basket a billion times, even after I took that photo. I wanted to make sure everything could be seen. Then I ended up creating a graphic that listed everything in the basket, as well as photos of the smaller items that weren't so easy to display, and put it in front of the basket so people could check that out as well. Thanks again for helping me put this together everyone!

Made by Melissa said...

Wow Kate! You certainly put a lot of time and work into this basket! Thanks for giving us this idea and helping us all look so great.

NJTomboy said...

Beautifully done Kate! Nice job! She does look happy. (shaking head in agreement w/made by melissa).

I am thankful to have been a part of it!

Ang

byABPryor

caty wolf said...

Aw, heck! I'm glad she liked the flower clips. She was a very lucky winner indeed. Really beautiful stuff, everybody!

Cyndie said...

What a treasure chest full of goodies! Lucky girl!

Dribs n' Drabs said...

That is the biggest grin! She seems thrilled. I am so glad that I was able to be a part of it. Thanks for all your hard work in putting this toghther!

Abbie Road said...

The gift basket turned out fantastic! Great job! I wish I could have participated I just had so much stuff going on with the Handmade Faire, I didn't have time to think otherwise!