Shop 4 A Cause II

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Exciting news! — I am going to be hosting Shop 4 A Cause II next week, on Wednesday May 26th, 2010!

You might remember last year’s Shop 4 A Cause that was held at the beginning of June 2009. It was a huge success! It was an online silent auction held on Oh She Glows that started in the morning and went until late in the evening.

In just 12 hours, we raised $2,105 DOLLARS for cancer!!!

In honour of our upcoming try-a-tri, my goal for Shop 4 A Cause 2 is to raise $2,500 for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Do you think we can beat last year? I do! :biggrin:

As you know the success of Shop 4 A Cause largely depends on your support and participation! I will be organizing the event from start to finish and I will also be donating a huge OSG prize pack again, BUT I also desperately need your help to make this a smashing success once again!

Two Ways you can To Participate this year:

1) Donate items to be auctioned off

  • Email me (angela@ohsheglows.com) no later than Thursday May 20th with the subject line’ SHOP 4 A CAUSE 2’ and let me know what you want to donate. Think health or fitness items, new or gently used clothing, homemade items, etc. You can donate more than one thing, but please specify whether it is for one auction or multiple auctions. Also, you agree to ship the item to the winner and please specify what countries you will ship to so I know who to make the auction open to. Once approved, I will email you and ask that you send a picture of your item (up to 2 pictures) and a complete description of the item.

 

Examples include (but are not limited to):

  • Jewelry or unique knickknacks
  • Homemade Specialty items (beaded jewelry, knitted items, foodie items)
  • A Service you can offer (Personal training, nutritional counseling, meal planning, etc)
  • New or Gently Used Clothing (Have things in your closet that you don’t wear- donate it!)
  • Fitness gadgets (e.g., HRM, jump rope, weights, Step counter, etc)
  • Books (ANY kind of book, especially health, cooking, or diet related)
  • Baked goods (cookies, muffins, brownies, fudge, biscotti, scones, etc)
  • DVDs (Workout DVDs, movies, etc)
  • Etc.

 

What’s in it for you? You have the prestigious role of donating your fabulous goods or services to a wonderful cause, of course. You will also be featured on Oh She Glows featuring your products/services. All donors will have a link-back to their blog (if applicable) on my website.

2) Bid on items up for Auction

  • On the official Auction Day (May 26th, 2010) visit Oh She Glows and bid on your favourite items! You only pay if you win the item. All day long, I will be updating the auction page with the current highest bids.

 

Please email me (angela@ohsheglows.com) with your idea by this THURSDAY. Also, if you have any friends or family members that might want to participate, please forward them this post.

I’m really excited and hope that we can raise a lot of money for a great cause! Thank you for your participation.

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Heather (Heather's Dish) May 17, 2010

this sounds AMAZING…i’m going to get with the hubby and see what we can do to help :)

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Megan@EatScrapRun May 17, 2010

I agree, what a great way to raise money. I will see what I can find to sell, and I am excited for the auction day too!

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Jenny May 17, 2010

That’s a great idea! I probably have some clothes that could be auctioned off!

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Jessica @ How Sweet May 17, 2010

This is such a fabulous cause, I definitely want to donate!

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kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com May 17, 2010

oh exciting! thanks for telling us about it!!!

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Veggielady4life May 17, 2010

Wonderful way to use your blog influence! Props for doing this…

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Bethany @ More Fruit Please May 17, 2010

This is such an amazing thing you’re doing! I’m sure you will definitely surpass your goal this year! I will definitely be bidding on some items!

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Miranda @ Mirandasjeans May 17, 2010

I can’t seem to think of anything that I have to auction off, but I have put out a request asking my readers if they have anything to let me know and I will help them donate it to a good cause.

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Jana May 17, 2010

Angela,

Could you please provide a quick list of possible locations/countries that donations would need to be sent to? Thanks!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 17, 2010

Hi jana,

The donor decides where they want to ship the item. It can be US only, canada only, UK only, Canada + US only, worldwide, etc. You tell me where you ship!
Hope this helps!

Ange

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Camille May 17, 2010

I can’t wait for this!
I will definitely try and find something to donate!

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Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman May 17, 2010

This is such a smart idea. What a great way to raise money. I can’t wait to see what’s being auctioned off.

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Leah @ Simply Fabulous May 17, 2010

Great idea – I remember doing this last year.. I will see if I can get some things together :)

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Paige (Running Around Normal) May 17, 2010

Awesome!! I’d totally love to donate :)

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jenny (Green Food Diaries) May 17, 2010

oh wow… i kind of want to participate! i’m going to have to think of what i would make though…

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Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ May 17, 2010

Great fundraiser. I would love to help, let me think about how I can donate.

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Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter May 17, 2010

What a great fundraiser! Keep up the hard work Ang

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Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies May 17, 2010

Amazing! And a great cause!

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sara May 17, 2010

Hi Angela,
I just wanted to let you know that I tried out your peanut butter coconut swirl pancakes yesterday! I have never made homemade pancakes (we are aunt jemima pancake mix sort of people!!). I gave it a shot yesterday and totally impressed myself and surprisingly, my husband too!! I had to tell my mom and MIL all about them, haha!! I will never, ever eat an aunt jemima pancake again!! Thanks so much for the recipe :D

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

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Alycia @ Fit n Fresh May 17, 2010

i cannot WAIT to help out, I need to go figure out all the things I want to donate – probably a lot of clothing haha

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MaryK. May 17, 2010

I love this idea! I’ll definitely donate (and probably purchase too!). I just have to think of what I will contribute. :)

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Jenn @ LiveWellFitNow May 17, 2010

Such a wonderful event Angela! Will definitely be partaking in the donating + purchasing! :)

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