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Angry Beaver
January 14, 2010 - 6:14 pm

I’m working on soliciting donations from local companies (Richmond, VA) for our school’s Spring Carnival that’s sponsored by our PTA. I was thinking of putting together a few baskets, each with a different theme. What specific items do you think I should look into? Please keep in mind that this I’m in Richmond, Virginia and not San Francisco or Seattle.

January 27, 2010 - 11:39 pm

From what I’ve seen at other auctions, themes are usually “spa” (moisturizers, bath salts, shower poof), “sports” (jerseys, tickets, equipment – if Richmond has a sports team, that would be good), “snack foods” (nuts, fruit, candies)… Virginia has a lot of coast, so maybe one could be beach themed (decorative shells, sun lotion, sunglasses, a cd of ocean sounds), seafood themed (the only thing I can think of is Bertha’s Mussels, but that’s Baltimore, maybe there’s a local restaurant, or something?). Other things near Richmond that I can think of are the Naval ship yards, but I can’t think of anything for those other than little models of carriers and subs, hardhats, and steel toes, and the last two just seem silly.

It sounds like fun, good luck :D

Angry Beaver
February 1, 2010 - 11:38 am

Let me clarify – the baskets are to be “green” themed.

Beth Terry
409 Posts
February 10, 2010 - 2:48 am

What about stainless steel water bottle, reusable bags, LaundryTree soapnuts, natural plastic-free soaps, produce/bulk bags, Skoy cloths, Organic Essence plastic-free body cream and lip balm, LunchBot containers, GlassDharma glass straws, Graze Organic lunch bags… I could go on. I have posts about all of these things. You could also check the new page I have been working on with links to product suppliers. Probably you could find some there that would be willing to donate:…..suppliers/

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