3 Great Christmas Raffles 2013

by ticketprinting on November 14, 2013

For many of us, Christmas is a time for giving. Of course, we love searching for and giving the perfect gifts to our friends and family, but it’s also a time for looking outside of our own homes and giving to the less fortunate. Charitable donations and volunteer hours go up in December, and for good reason. We can all join in on the spirit of the season.

Christmas raffles are especially popular. Not only do they allow us to make donations for our favorite charities, they offer us a sense of hope and maybe, just maybe, a reward for our trouble.

Of course, everyone loves a good meat raffle, but there are plenty of other raffles going on right now, especially for really worthy causes, with plenty of fabulous prizes to win!

BoysTown, a not-for-profit organization, offers hope for children in disadvantaged circumstances through training, counselling, and support services. Big organizations with big supporters can offer big prizes, and this draw is a big one. One lucky winner will receive a $2.8 million dollar lifestyle package, including furniture, appliances, and a half million in gold!

If you’re comfortable in your home but are ready for a new car or two, you can support the Heart Foundation. Their Christmas raffle for 2013 includes a grand prize of $70,000 worth of Toyota cars (basically 2 cars) plus $2000 in gas vouchers. Meanwhile, you’ll be helping the organization save lives and improve health by funding world-class cardiovascular research, writing “guidelines for health professionals, informing the public and assisting people with cardiovascular disease.”

Another medical cause, The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Western Australia, offers grand prize winners multiple choices. Would you rather win cash, a vacation, or a car (all roughly the same dollar value)? If you win, it’s your choice! Meanwhile, you’ll be helping to fund research and education for this devastating disease.

And, of course, if you’d rather raise money for your favorite cause, you can always print your own raffle tickets and start selling. If you’re willing to network, talk about your work, and maybe call in some favors, it’s easy to find prize donations and to start selling raffle tickets to your current supporters, while finding new supporters who will help you out in exchange for a couple raffle tickets. It’s a smart way to start funding your charitable events!

 

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