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Flower of the Month Club
Tennessee Alpha Theta Chapter sisters participated in two projects to help earn money for our altruistic projects. The first project is on-going. Each month a gift bag is raffled off at our meeting. The gift is worth at least $25 and is provided by the hostesses for the month. Each ticket costs $1. We have earned about $150 this year thus far. The second project, which was done during the months of November and December, involved partnering with a local florist, Perry’s Petals, and selling "Flower of the Month Club" cards. Each card costs $20, and Alpha Delta Kappa received $10 of that cost. The card enables a person to pick up a bouquet of flowers each month throughout the year at no additional cost. This was a successful and easy fundraiser. We sold 80 more cards this year than last year. The cards literally sold themselves, and sisters were able to sell in their schools and to family and friends in the community. We raised $2,300.
Connecticut Alpha Gamma Chapter sponsored a "Read-a-thon" and we raised $800.00 for the Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation. It is the largest donation the Foundation has received (as of March 1, 2009) from a chapter in either 2007-2008 or 2008-2009.
Perennial Plant Sale
We hold an annual plant sale in late spring. Members and friends divide and pot their perennials and all plants are tagged at $1-4.00. This is our biggest fund raiser each year and annual proceeds have steadily increased from $900 in year one to $2,400 in year four. This money is used to fulfill requests from the city's 10 elementary school nurses and guidance counselors that work with needy children. The altruistic committee shops at thrift stores and outlets to buy the clothing and supplies that are requested each month. (New Hampshire Mu Chapter)
Each year we hold a pound auction. Each member brings a gift that weighs about one pound and wraps it in a special way. Members bid on each gift. The proceeds from the auction are earmarked for one special donation such a scholarship fund. Each year the pound auction earns about $200. (New Hampshire Mu Chapter)
Mexico Xi Chapter was given the opportunity to fund-raise for their chapter by helping sell a sister chapter's cookbook, but chose instead to direct the profits made to the Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation becoming the very first chapter to meet its goal in the 2008-2009 Chapter Challenge!
Nebraska Epsilon Chapter members submitted 10 applications for the Alpha Delta Kappa credit card, meeting the Chapter Challenge of $500 for the chapter. (The $50 donation per credit card application was a limited offer for the months of July and August. All other months, the donation is $25.
Arkansas Psi sold cookbooks and RADA cutlery to raise funds for the Challenge.
Illinois Beta Iota Chapter sold coupon booklets for Carson Pirie Scott Community Day to raise funds for the Challenge.
Held style show of "Selective Seconds" apparel to raise scholarship money (IN Alpha Eta)
Mystery gift drawing at each meeting (TN Alpha Pi)
Arizona Iota Chapter has had a Holiday Auction for the past three years as our major ways and means project. We meet for dinner at a local restaurant. Each sister brings a holiday gift or decoration item, and one of the sisters acts as auctioneer, as we bid on each item. The first year we made $200; last year over $400. It is so much fun, and it beats a Yard Sale!
Roll call brags for $1 (TX Fidelis Nu)
Chapter received an Idea Bank Award from the Texas State Executive Board in November for creating a book of funny stories compiled by members as a fund-raising endeavor. (TX Alpha Delta)
Used book sale (GA Alpha Gamma)
"Make it, Fake it, Bake it" sew & auction (FL Delta Omicron)
Happy Bucks: members pay to tell something "Happy" about themselves or something great that has happened in their lives. (FL Gamma Beta)
Recipe Night: buy a recipe for $1. (IN Alpha Omicron)
Special donation given by each member if not wearing badge (NC Fidelis Beta; IL Alpha Sigma)
Jewelry sales (NE Alpha Eta; VA Beta Upsilon)
Happy thought donations during roll call (MO Fidelis Alpha)
Serving refreshments at Glee Club concert intermission (IA Theta)
Selling Native American jewelry (AZ Alpha Nu)
Wine and cheese tasting party (NE Psi)
Gift draw (KS Alpha Omicron)
Selling holiday wreaths (VA Beta Upsilon)