Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Busy Days

Greetings friends! So what's new? Well, our Step into Spring fashion show is next Friday! Kennedy from Mix 104.1 is joining us as a special celebrity guest judge for the Best-in-Shoe competition.Things are looking good for the event. We have awesome fashion retailers participating including Saks, Loft, Banana Republic, Chico's,  Lucky and Pendleton. Our models are going to be rocking some great outfits! Our host Danielle Vollmar, just got engaged over the weekend. She is so nice- she's hosted our show a few times before. I'm happy for her. Our event is featured in tomorrow's Yelp newsletter, so hopefully that will give us a nice bump in ticket sales. We're in a good place for tickets, but I always get anxious.

Here is a photo from last week's donation of over 250 stuffed animals, books and coloring books/crayons to the Boston Police Department. Boston is one of our largest departments that we donate to and it is one of my favorites.
We did a silent auction at Boston Event Guide's Luxe shopping event and their annual spring wine and beer fests last week. I'm happy to say that we raised $2,000 during the auctions. Boston Event Guide is so good to us and invite us to do silent auctions at their events. It is a relatively easy way to raise money and I am really grateful for how nice they are. I auction off autographed sports photographs that I get on consignment from a dealer, so anything that doesn't sell gets returned. We're never stuck with any unsold items, so it always works well.

Well, that's the latest for tonight. I'm off to sort some stuffed animals. Until tomorrow friends...

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Wednesday Happenings

Greetings friends! So what's the latest? Well, yesterday I was at Lowell Police Department dropping off another donation of stuffed animals, books and coloring books/crayons. We donated over 250 items. They are always happy to have our donations. Lowell is one of the larger departments that we donate to. Here is a photo from our donation.
In other news, we had a great meeting on Friday about our fashion show- I met with the marketing team at Assembly Row, the event stylist, the event set designer and the head of the fashion retail department at the New England Art Institute- who is helping us by providing their fashion students to run all the backstage details for the fashion show. Everyone is really excited about the event and really committed to making it a success. I think this is going to be the best one that we've ever had! Ticket sales are moving along nicely. We've filled all our spots for models which is great. We have some great marketing partnerships coming up. I'm happy that we're in a good place for the event, but I still get anxious, I get nervous that ticket sales will suddenly dry up and we'll have an amazing show and no one to watch it. I know that won't happen, but still, I worry.

Well, that's the latest for tonight. I know this is just a short post, but I have a few work things that I need to catch up on. Until tomorrow friends...