I didn’t get any blogging done yesterday because I was at an event. I LOVE EVENTS and Last night’s event was my favorite so far. We had the Annual Seattle Night Out Tweet Drive for the charity Treehouse and they sent all the workers a thank you letter. For me the event was so much fun. Ashley from Momicles joined me and we manned the door taking money, toys and giving out door prize/swag bag tickets to everyone that came in. I also got on the stage and picked winners for all the door prizes I brought with me. It was so much fun getting up on the stage in my elf outfit. The picture is blurry, I didn’t expect to get on stage, so I didn’t bring my camera but I have proof of being on stage.
Then after the event we had dinner downstairs in the Hard Rock.
I also wanted to share the Thank You from Treehouse with all of you. This is from TreeHouse!
The TweetDrive was indeed an incredible success for Treehouse. The timing is especially great for us. Because most of our donation drives start coming in next week, but the kids started shopping yesterday, the Wearhouse was pretty well cleared out. The staff and volunteers breathed a huge sigh of relief when they saw the toys from the TweetDrive. Tomorrow is another shopping day, and because of you we can restock the shelves with the toys that you collected!
The staff are working on processing and counting the toys now, so I hope to have a number for you by today or Monday.
Greg, the Wearhouse will be open until 5pm today, and from 10am to 2pm tomorrow. It will help immensely if you are able to count the toys prior to arrival. If not, please let me know so I give the Wearhouse staff/volunteers a HUGE heads up to keep your delivery separate from our other donations so we can count them and get you an accurate number!
Imelda, sorry I didn’t get to meet you last night – thank you for collecting all those books!
And to everyone, THANK YOU again, on behalf of the almost 1,000 foster kids that will shop in the Wearhouse. The Seattle TweetDrive is really making a difference for them this holiday.
Here is the first stack of toys:
Last night after I left, I was told that more people showed up, it was like the party that never ended and one car brought a full car load of more toys. It’s Fantastic! Thank you friends for your support of MomStart. Thank you PR and Companies that made donations, and thank you to all the other volunteers and especially Seattle Night Out who did all of the organizing.
Here is my list of Sponsors:
Macy’s Photo with Santa Yes Virginia book (door prize)
Epson Artisan Printer (door prize from MomStart)
Flip Camera (door Prize MomStart)
iPod shuffle 25.00 I tunes gift card ear buds (door prize MomStart)
War Horse Movie Passes (swag bag from DreamWorks)
Mary Kay (Lynn Hooper) products (swag bag)
Johnsonville Sausage (swag bag and door prize)
Northgate Simon Mall Chocolate bars (swag bag)
Pampers Gift Basket (Door Prize)
Thank you all for making last night a successful event!