preemie girl cold weather gear

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Re : preemie girl cold weather gear

Postby annegarrett » Sat Jan 24, 2004 11:43 am

Let's keep it at the chapter level and you can get your friends and neighbors to contribute as well. Right now, until we get our chapters legal status in place, chapters need to send a list to the PF office (include a picture of the item) with its value (Norlisa, can Gordon advise the best way to ensure that chapters don't find themselves getting audited for inflating values? I would guess that we need chapters to send us an inventory with a picture of each item over a certain amount. You won't need to have individual pictures for each item of clothing but maybe a picture of the box a person donates. As with other charities--you tell us what the value of your baby clothes are and just know to keep it honest! We will get our CPA to weigh in--or if any of you are CPAs--feel free to chime in in the meantime).

So chapters itemize and send a list to the national headquarters (be sure to have names and addressed for everyone who wants a tax receipt) with some proof of value and we will take care of the tax receipts.

Host the sale at a home, church, community center
Advertise in schools, churches, senior centers (they have grandkids and are often on a fixed income), the local paper, even get a feature in your paper about it. (contact eleni@preeclampsia.org on how to do that)
All checks MUST be made out to the Preeclampsia Foundation. In the notes box, mark your state or chapter name.
Minus administrative costs, funds will be returned to cover approved chapter programs--like brochures, guest speakers, chapter fundraising events, etc...

Any questions?!! Any ideas???



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Re : preemie girl cold weather gear

Postby julie f » Sat Jan 24, 2004 11:09 am

Norlisa,

I'll put it on the agenda (Thanks again Laura [;)]) for our meeting on 2/15! One question though - are we leaning towards one huge sale or, one for each chapter?
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Re : preemie girl cold weather gear

Postby paljane8 » Sat Jan 24, 2004 11:07 am

Norlisa,

Glad you responded to this one. I wasn't sure where we left it [:)]. Just to clarify, are items to be donated sent to the local state chapters or to the nat. office?

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Re : preemie girl cold weather gear

Postby norlisa k » Sat Jan 24, 2004 10:55 am

Hi Ladies (especially our PF Coordinators),

I'm jumping in, per Anne's request. Yes, one of her (many great) ideas is to collect baby clothes and gear and then sell them at a baby sale--proceeds going to PF. As Anne said, one incentive is that it would be a tax deduction for anyone who donates clotes, gear, furniture, etc.--along with the knowledge that you're supporting PF programs. We would also need volunteers to help us organize, collect, price these items and put them on sale. This is a big project, and also a good way for members to get to know each other. Any help would be appreciated. Hope to hear from many of you soon.

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Re : preemie girl cold weather gear

Postby annegarrett » Thu Jan 22, 2004 05:19 pm

Actually (Norlisa, jump in here!!) we are encouraging our ladies to donate baby clothes and gear to the PF (for funds for their state chapters) and then for the state chapters will hold a baby sale. You can donate these items to us and receive the full market value of the item as a tax deduction (depending on your tax status and other variables but you can sure try!) and then the PF will be able to make some money that will go to fund research, public awareness projects (brochures!!) and local support programs.



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Re : preemie girl cold weather gear

Postby mrudman » Thu Jan 22, 2004 04:43 pm

Donating it to the hospital is a great idea! I know when I had my 2nd daughter, it was such a hectic time, I had no clothes for her to wear. My mom had to go out during the time my daughter and I were staying at the hospital, and buy practically a whole wardrobe for her first couple months of life.
I bet somebody at the hospital would really appreciate having a snowsuit actually fit their baby during the really cold weather.

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Re : preemie girl cold weather gear

Postby laura » Thu Jan 22, 2004 02:42 pm

That's a good idea- If I don't hear from anyone by Monday, that's exactly what I'll do! I'll bet it'll get more use up here than just about anywhere else [:D]

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Re : preemie girl cold weather gear

Postby mada » Thu Jan 22, 2004 02:07 pm

That is an awesome idea Aimee. I've donated a few blankets bu the clothes are great!! BTW I love,love, love....the photo of your kids!!!!

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Re : preemie girl cold weather gear

Postby aimeejane » Thu Jan 22, 2004 11:53 am

Laura, if you don't have any takers, what about donating it to your NICU for them to give someone...I'm sure someone going home in February w/ a tiny one would appreciate it!

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Re : preemie girl cold weather gear

Postby catherine » Thu Jan 22, 2004 11:51 am

Nope! However, I do have a bunch of adorable girl preemie/early baby outfits that Lucy wore (5 lbs/ October baby) that never saw the light of day for Chloe as she was high summer, and lived in a onesie. They would be pretty suitable as late winter, early spring further North than AR. I'd be happy to pass them along to anyone who could use them.



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