June 3, 2017
On a closed block of Main Street,
in front of the Co-op
Breakfast service from 8:00 – 10:00 am
Spring Into Healthy Giving fair from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Raffles, Auctions, & Things to Buy
OutFITters Thrift Store Boutique will be setting up multiple racks of good quality, new and gently used clothing to sell. Shoppers will be able to look through, try on, and buy their high value, low cost, stylish and name brand clothing. In fact, prices start at just $3.50. Proceeds generated from our sales will go to the parent organization, the nonprofit Families in Transition, who provides safe, affordable housing for homeless families and individuals in our community.
The Friendly Kitchen will raffle off a Gift Card Tree valued at $500 that is filled with gift cards from local businesses, including Capitol Center for the Arts, Caring Gifts, Concord Camera, Concord Food Co-op, Constantly Pizza, Edible Arrangements, Grappone Automotive Group, Gondwana, Hermanos, Lilise Designer Resale, Marketplace of New England, NH Massage Therapy by Rachelle Lowe NH Historical Society, OutFITters Thrift Store, Red River Theatres, Runners Alley, and Susana’s Sewing. The raised funds will be used to purchase food in bulk and on sale; food that volunteers cheerfully cook and serve their guests all year long. Tickets can be purchased at the event – they will be $1 each, 7 for $5 and 15 for $10. Winners will be selected at the end of the event and do not need to be present to win.
Co-op Member, Jennifer Lombardo, Executive Director of The Friendly Kitchen, wrote, “I am looking forward to joining volunteers and board members from The Friendly Kitchen at the Spring into Healthy Giving event hosted by the Concord Food Co-op. We will be raffling off a “Giving Tree” of local business gift cards. People of all ages will be there to enjoy a day of great fun while supporting many of the wonderful local nonprofits in our community.”
Seeds 4 the Future, an educational and community integrated initiative of the Diploma Academy at Concord High School, will be holding a Corn Hole competition. Stop by and toss a “veggie” bean bag for your chance to win tickets towards a gift bag raffle. $1 to toss three bags. The winner will be selected at the end of the event; you do not need to be present to win.
They will also be selling bags, seed packets, starter veggie and flower plants, and snacks prepared by Seeds students the day of the event to raise money for their program. The Seeds 4 the Future program gets students out of the classroom and building greenhouses, outdoor gardens and engaging with the community at large while earning school credit. Learn more at their website.
Get Your Rear in Gear NH will raffle off a Self-Care gift basket, donated by BodyShifts, LLC. This gift basket will include a gift certificate for a spa massage, and other treats to help the lucky winner relax and find themselves to a peaceful moment in the midst of life’s hustle and bustle. Stop by and enjoy our themed photo booth, play some games, and learn about ways that you can get screened early to prevent the #2 cause of cancer death (but most treatable when caught early!) in the US. Proceeds will support colon cancer screenings for NH residents who may not have access to these life saving tests otherwise. Tickets available for $1 each, 7 for $5 and 15 for $10. Facebook page: facebook.com/NHGYRIG
Co-op member and volunteer for the Colon Cancer Coalition, Doreen Oliveira, said, “Coming together as a community to celebrate and raise awareness is as critical as the services non-profits provide. Collaborating with the Co-op is a natural fit for the Colon Cancer Coalition. The link between a healthy diet and disease prevention is one message we will bring to the event. Our “Spa Package” prize is a great way to pamper someone special, AND you can sign up for our annual Get Your Rear In Gear 5K Trail Run! Every dollar raised goes toward providing free colon cancer screenings to NH residents. Thank you, Co-op — we are excited to be part of this event!
The Concord Coalition to End Homelessness will be holding a raffle of 25 handmade and NH Items. Pottery, art work, garden items and passes to NH events, and more will be available. Tickets can be purchased at the event – they will be $1 each, 7 for $5 and 15 for $10. The items will be on display at the event where people can place their ticket in the jar corresponding with each item in hopes of winning that prize. Winners will be selected at the end of the event (and you do not need to be present to win). Funds from this event will be added to CCEH’s Safe Spaces comprehensive campaign, which includes funds to purchase the property where the Resource Center is located, construct winter shelter space, and sustain the organization’s ongoing operations.
Co-op member, CCEH chair, Ellen Fries said, “Spring into Healthy Giving comes at a time when everyone in NH is eager to get outdoors and enjoy life in our wonderful, warm and welcoming community! We look forward to making connections and to sharing information about our organization while offering a fun time and great raffle prizes!”
The Associated Women of the New Hampshire Farm Bureau Federation will be selling their book, “Our Farming Heritage Lives On”, a tribute to the legacy of our State’s farming families. The AWNHFBB have collected amazing stories and interesting photos from the families who live in these treasured Century Farms. Highlighted in this book are many farms that have been owned by successive generations of the same family for 100 years or more. Other farms have been operated continuously for 100 or more years, but have changed ownership. The book sells for $19.95, and you can learn more about it by visiting their website.