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Looking for your help

Posted by ontheteam 5a-6 (S.Eastern, MA) (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 27, 12 at 15:06

We are planning our 4th annual charity plant sale, benefiting Children's Hospital Boston through Children�s Miracle Network Hospitals, to be held this May 2012. This year we hope to raise $15,000. The plants are obtained from volunteer gardening enthusiasts, like ourselves, and from wholesale and retail donations.

This year's goal is going to take a lot of plants. And while we are looking forward to the challenge of growing them, we are asking for your support through donations of:

Any plant material, or propagation supplies (seeds, trays, plug cells, starting mix, potting mix, plant tags, fertilizer, etc.)

Trays of herbs and blooming plants each week in May

Any staff that would like to spend a few hours sharing their knowledge of plants at the sale. (they will get a one day shopping pass to Costco Avon as well as a free meal from the Costco food court)

Any items or advice you think would be helpful in this endeavor would be welcome as well.

Costco Wholesale in Avon not only provides the venue for the sale, but will also provide one extra large conspicuously posted Children's Miracle Network Sponsorship Balloon/Poster with your business information for any donation worth $500 at retail. Your contributions are tax deductible.

To make a donation or to learn more about our fundraiser, contact
Michelle Tarver (774-273-0020, mtarver@crazyplantlady.org) or
Aaron Tarver (774-273-0018, atarver@crazyplantlady.org).

Please join us in helping a great cause that has a tremendous impact on the lives of so many children and families.

Michelle Tarver

CrazyPlantLady.org

References:

Eric Desatnick, Marketing Manager, Costco, Avon � 508-232-4000

Jenn Kaczenski, Director, Children's Hospital Trust � 857-218-3100

Lori Packard, Owner Packard Farm, Brockton � 508-587-3556


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RE: Looking for your help

What a wonderful idea. Sorry I can't help physically - a bit too far away. Let me contribute an idea, however.It is now spring in USA, right? So many growers and nurseries will be selling stuff. However there is always some surplus. Why don't you ask them to donate a tray of seedlings or anything for that matter? - Ian.


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RE: Looking for your help

Thanks ifraser25. We do have some local growers and nurseries that donate stuff..one Packard Farms in Brockton MA donates about $500.00 a week in plants of all kinds all month long...
But I lost a bunch of stuff that I grow here at home for the sale like heirloom tomatoes... to a frost.
We are getting known for heirloom tomatoes and well darn it the frost got them all...

those kinds of things you can not get from nurseries. But thank you for your support! It is appreiciated!


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