Come one, come all to a Stargate themed charity fundraiser for Sanctuary for Kids.
Who: All of you. Convention attendee or not, if you’re in the Chicago area, you’re invited
What: A Stargate themed night of fun and games to raise money for Sanctuary for Kids
When: Sunday August 17th, 2014. Doors open at 7pm.
Where: The Westin O’Hare in the Director’s Room on the Lower Level. There will be a poster indicating you’ve arrived at the right room.
Why: We love Stargate, we love event planning, we love charity and we love Amanda.
We’ve told you a little about the fundraiser before but here’s all the nitty gritty details.
Starting at 7pm on Sunday following the Stargate Chicago Convention at The Westin, we will be hosting a charity fundraiser using Stargate as the theme. We will have refreshments, welcome goodie bags full of fun items designed especially for you (and only available here), there will be a door prize, raffle items, auction items, trivia prizes and hi-jinks (of course).
As previously stated, there will not be a cover charge. This event is free, this is a fundraiser though so our goal is to raise as much money as possible; we will be accepting donations for Sanctuary for Kids at the door and via various donation boxes throughout the room and no contribution is too small if you are able to give. Raffle tickets will be available from either of us up until items are raffled off. Tickets will be $2 or 3 tickets for $5. Boxes will be placed on a table for you to put your tickets in
All donations and auction bids must be cash only or sent via the Sanctuary for Kids website on your phone. We have no way to accept credit cards at this time nor will we accept any checks. We will accept donations in CAD and US dollars though. When making donations via the S4K website, we will need to see the receipt for your donation on your phone so we can add it to the total raised.. You may either show us your phone, forward us a screenshot of the receipt or forward a copy of the entire receipt via email. In the comments section, please write “Stargate For S4K” so donations can be tracked on S4K’s side.
If you would like to make any donations to Sanctuary for Kids before Sunday or if you are not able to attend the fundraiser, we will be accepting donations throughout the weekend. Come find us (seats G25 and G26) at any point throughout the weekend. Come ask questions, make donations, find out what Sanctuary for Kids is all about and why we love raising money for it. If you’d like to donate any items for our raffle or auction, we will also be accepting those.
If you will not be in Chicago on Sunday night, we will be having an online auction, raffle and giveaway when we return home. It will run from August 19th until August 27th. It will contain many of the same items that will be at the fundraising event, and maybe a few different ones. We will begin accepting donations for the raffle beginning August 19th. There will be different levels of donations (ex: $5, $10) and you will be entered into each level based on the amount donated. Raffle items and levels will be listed prior to donations being accepted. Donations must be sent via the Sanctuary for Kids website. If you plan to take part in the raffle, you must send us a copy of your donation receipt and in return you will be informed which levels you have been entered into the raffle for. On August 27th, the winners for each item will be announced. This gives everyone one week to enter. The auction will go live on ebay starting August 19th. Since I will be in Chicago and only returning home on the 19th, I’m afraid getting a preview of the auction items before it goes live will not be possible. Like the raffle, the auction will end on August 27th and winners will be contacted asap.
Starting August 30th and available for a short time only, we will have limited edition shirts available for purchase. All proceeds (minus a small production cost) will be going to Sanctuary for Kids.
While we’ll be informing our contact at Sanctuary for Kids the total raised in Chicago, we’re going to wait to publicly announce our grand total until August 28th. With the convention taking place so close to Amanda’s birthday, we decided this would be a fun way to raise money for Sanctuary for Kids and a great way for fandom to come together and wish everyone’s favorite Grand Empress a “Happy Birthday”
Shirt sales will be announced separately.
And as always 100% of everything raised will go directly to Sanctuary for Kids. This is not an official Sanctuary for Kids fundraiser, just the crazy brainchild of two would-be event planners, but we have spoken with the higher ups over at S4K and have their approval.