Chocolate Extravaganza

Dear Friends,

We need your help with our 19th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza!  Each year the Chocolate Extravaganza seeks donations of Easter Baskets. This year we will be doing a week long sales event of our baskets AT HOPE’S PLACE. Basket sales will be 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m Monday, April 3rd – Friday, April 7th. All baskets will be priced for cash and carry. The chocolate tasting event will be held on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The goal of our event is to bring in as much money as possible for the children served at Hope’s Place. This year’s event is being done a little differently compared to previous years in order to recognize how much time and effort have been put into making these baskets special. If you or your organization prefer, please feel free to make a monetary donation to Hope’s Place for the amount you would have spent creating a special basket. All of the services provided by Hope’s Place are free of charge to the victim and their family.  These services include specialized medical exams, forensic interviews, mental health counseling, and advocacy services.

If you have never donated a basket, here’s a helpful list of tips and “to do’s” to guide your efforts!

  • “Themed” Baskets are the MOST FUN (and sell best!) For example, your basket could be a traditional Easter basket for a child, or it could be a “UK Basketball” theme geared towards an adult. Other themed basket ideas include; Date Night, Movie Night, Family Game Night, Cat Lover/ Dog Lover, Sports/Team enthusiasts, Gardening/Crafter, Specialty Food/Tea Baskets – just to name a few!
  • Please wrap the basket in clear cellophane and attach a list of items that are in the basket.
  • Provide an estimate of the basket’s worth, so that we can price each one appropriately.
  • Baskets should be brought to Hope’s Place the week of March 27, 2017. If you would prefer to send a financial gift in lieu of a basket, you may mail it to our address or bring it by our office. As a reminder, Hope’s Place is a non-profit organization so your donation is tax deductible.

We are looking forward to another year of Chocolate and fun!  Please join us this Easter season in providing help, hope, and healing for child victims of sexual abuse by supporting this special event.

We greatly appreciate your consideration of our request and welcome any questions you may have.  Please contact Hope’s Place at 606-325-4737 or email Erica at diversitydirector@hopesplace.org with any questions.

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