HELP.... with the Gala!!

Sheila  ·  Aug. 20, 2012

The other day I heard a story about a rescue (don't worry it's not SAINTS) that runs a shelter and it is ... according to my friend... always got its hands' out for donations. And when I heard that I cringed inside because I know how often I come on and ask for help with the pub night and the gala (and by help I mean my hand is out asking) So I am cringing even as I type this but right now ... I am down by $7,000 on the silent auction items I have. It is gotten to the point where I am checking the mail box everyday and then crossing my fingers when I hit the received button on my email account. All of our out of town "get aways" didn't come back and that accounts for $3,600 right there... So I am forced to come on the blog and plead with people to consider giving us a bottle of wine, booze, etc that is sitting in your kitchen cupboard that you know you aren't going to use or perhaps a gift from Christmas or a birthday that you know you will never use. My email address is


W4W6 Gala



I can't thank everyone who emailed me enough for donating to our silent auction. I am sure if the animals could talk human they would say "GOSH it is nice to know we are so loved."


I'll be doing up a basket for cats and one for dogs complete with a voucher for free exam, vaccines, nail trim and bath. I'll also have a couple baskets of booze to contribute again!


Maybe you could ask for people to donate air miles or aeroplan points. I've been to silent auctions where they auction off points. Might be a good substitute for your out of town getaways.

Good luck!


Hi Lynne

You can just drop the bottles off and Leila will put it into a basket arrangement. About 70 tickets are sold/ spoken for - which is where we were last year so not to worried about ticket sales. ... That is until next week.


My mom just gave me a whole bunch of booze so I will be making up 4 to 6 baskets themed booze baskets (with other stuff as fillers of course).



come on guys this is our saints we must have something for auction items. i know sheila was saying that cat baskets are in demand as well as gift certificates for restaurants and alcohol. maybe you know someone who knows someone .


i will have some wine for you, would you like it done up in a basket. that is a bit more appealing.

Janice ter Borg

Hi Sheila,

My sister (Debra) & I started supporting SAINTS a few years ago and now she volunteers on a regular basis. I live in Calgary & work as a PR/media relations, communications consultant & event manager. I've also worked with many charities over the years and organized the Calgary Humane Society's Cocktails for Critters & Dog Jog. I will email you some suggestions. Please feel free to email me back if you have any questions. Best, Janice ter Borg