Charity Auction/Raffle donations needed!

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As you may have heard, Anthrocon's selected charity this year is Hello Bully, a local Pittsburgh 501(c)3 pit bull shelter and rescue.  While cash donations made at the convention are great, the majority of funds are raised via donations of artwork and merchandise to our Charity Auction and Charity Raffle.  We're looking for popular items and unique craftwork that will make people say, "I want that!"

While we must distribute items between the Raffle and Auction based on available space, time, and perceived and past value, here are some examples of donations that went big in past years...

Great examples for the raffle: Crafts based on hot trends (Harry Potter handmade house scarves - $57); Large amounts of candy (5lb Hershey bar, 9.25lb Nestle Crunch bar - $70); Art bought at prior convention art shows ("Wrath" art by Terrie Smith - $83); Giant, brand new plush of popular characters (Large "Bolt" plush - $107); Merchandise based on popular fiction (Dr. Who's sonic screwdriver - $158)

Great examples for the auction: Fursuit costumes and commissions (Horstachio costume & candy - $150); Rare convention memorabilia (Full set of all AC t-shirts since 1997 - $200); Professional sculpture (Dragon statue - $225); Unique opportunities (A speaking part in audio version of Diane Duane's "The Last Meow" - $500); Dorsai fursuit tags (Tag #1000 - $1600)

If you have an item you believe would be appropriate and would like to donate, please contact charity-2012(at)anthrocon.org!

Helpful links:

Charity Auction/Raffle FAQ - http://www.anthrocon.org/charity

Charity Auction/Raffle Rules - http://www.anthrocon.org/rules-charity

Hello Bully - http://hellobully.com/

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Hey Rigel!

Just picked up some keen animal-print T-shirts of the style and quality often seen at the AC dealers den and other furcons, at a local Ocean State Job Lot. (think big lot type stores for cheaper prices)  Picked up a selection of approxomately 10 t-shirts, for $40 all together. yes, that's only $4 a shirt.

I think they'd go well in the raffle table again. Or, alternatively if Hello Bully wanted to keep them at a front-table and hand certain ones out for a minimum (suggested 10/15/20/25) donation.  You can take your usual expert eye and decide which way might be best to place them.

The shirts are a selection of sizes, a couple 3xl, most 2xl, and a couple xl.

-Danruk

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Please send this info to charity-2012(at)anthrocon.org, thanks!

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