Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Reminder – VA Fall Fundraiser!

As you know, the CT Quilters send their Quilts of Valor to the Poly-Trauma Unit of the James A Haley Veterans Hospital.  Since the individuals in this unit are often severely wounded, it is entirely possible that they will be spending the holidays in the hospital this year.  How can you help?
You can support the fabulous Fall Festival held annually at Haley that helps raise funds for the Volunteer staff to purchase gifts for those veterans who are in the hospital and nursing home during the holidays.

When:             This Thursday, Oct 11th
Time:               8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where:            James A. Haley VA Hospital
                        Main Bldg – 2nd Floor Auditorium
                        (near the Volunteer Svcs office)
In addition to the Book Sale (think Christmas gifts!), Garage Sale (looking for that special item at a good price?) and Bake Sale (yum, yum!), you can purchase raffle tickets for donated prizes – just $1 each or 6 for $5.  The multitude of great raffle prizes includes restaurant gift cards (including Applebees and Outback), gift baskets, a Kindle Fire, a flag pendant and a 2-night stay at the Embassy Suites – USF, plus lots and lots of $25 and $50 gift cards.

Don’t forget that this is one way YOU can help our combat veterans.  The public is welcome, so take a neighbor with you and have fun for a good cause!

And just one more peek at this outstanding quilt donated by Diane Richardson and Pat Neville of the CT Quilters to the fundraiser.  This quilt (with a recorded value of $400!) will be awarded in a special raffle quilt from tickets sold on Thursday.  Here is the quilt that could be yours:
PS  It comes with its own pillowcase presentation package.

If you have any questions about attendance or the Fall Festival, please contact Diana Layman – Voluntary Service Specialist at 813-972-2000 x6579.

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