First ... I forgot to put four companies on the program... so I wanted to make sure they got an special thank you.
1. Pete's Pizza on London Avenue in Mission. I think the animals and volunteers are going to benefit from this silent auction item. coupons for 6 large pizzas.
2. Magnolia's on Main but are on 1st Avenue in Mission. They donated the beautiful purple orchid that went for the full dollar value.
3. Barking Babies in downtown Vancouver. They donated the popular doggie canuck's jersey and the silver dog carrier.
4. Ritchie Bros - They donated that great gift basket with the Rodney Strong Wine, and chocolates and peanuts. I wanted to bid on it but I didn't get a chance.
The grand total for the evening was $33,326 and costs were kept to a minimum to net SAINTS $29,286.
We sold a few ribbons before hand and at the end of the evening so our grand total for the ribbon sponsorship was $11,200
The grand total for the table sponsorships and animal card sponsorships was a total of $7145 and I thank
Laura Gervais and Karen Hamberg who couldn't come to the event but gave me $200 each
56% of the money received came from straight donations and the other 45% came from the sale of the tickets and the auction items.
And Mo I am going to figure out how to upload my slide presentation so I can email to the volunteers.... because as everyone who would listen to me on the night of the gala heard me say... no one can see my slides I spent 5 hours sorting throug pictures (that was the hard part... who knew) and then placing them in the order I wanted and then finding the music. So I really, really want people to see it. I uploaded on You Tube and was told I violated copyright laws. Tried to upload on facebook... which took 3 hours and then where there was only 16 minutes left the whole just stopped and I had to delete it.
And last but certainly not least... We did amazingly on Bif Naked's Piece "Love is Forever"...a surprise long distance bidder contacted me the day before the event.