STTF's 6th Annual Great Big Charity Raffle

STTF's 6th Annual Great Big Charity Raffle

From Surrender To the Flow

Let's raise a bunch of money together for four great organizations: The Mockingbird Foundation, The Mimi Fishman Foundation, The WaterWheel Foundation, and Dr. Jack McConnell's Volunteers in Medicine!

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One Raffle Ticket

One chance to win a prize pack!

$10

Two raffle tickets

Two chances to win a prize pack!

$20

Five raffle tickets

Five chances to win a prize pack!

$50

Eleven raffle tickets (get one free!)

Eleven chances to win a prize pack! We will automatically send you some sort of prize (to be determined) if you donate $100+ if you don't win one of the larger prizes.

$100

Twenty-three raffle tickets (three free!)

Twenty three chances to win a prize pack! We will automatically send you some sort of prize (to be determined) if you donate $100+ if you don't win one of the larger prizes.

$200

Thirty-five raffle tickets (five free!)

Thirty-five chances to win a prize pack! We will automatically send you some sort of prize (to be determined) if you donate $100+ if you don't win one of the larger prizes.

$300

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Our Big Charity Raffle!

We thought it'd be a fun project to bring the community together with a charity event to raise money for three (now four) great, Phish related charities - again, for the sixth year in a row!  Over the past five years, we have raised over $25,000 total for these charities. We'd love to raise even more for these great organizations this year, and with your help, we can!  

About the Recipients:

  • The Mockingbird Foundation was founded in 1996 and provides grants to support music education for children; they have raised over $1,000,000 since then. 
  • The Mimi Fishman Foundation was begun in 1999 by Miriam Fishman and now raises money in her memory through online auctions; proceeds are donated to nonprofits working to benefit the well-being of children and families.  They have raised over $615,000 so far.
  • The WaterWheel Foundation is Phish's own organization created in 1997 to oversee the band's charitable activities.  Through WaterWheel, over $1,000,000 has been raised in the past nineteen years.  Money raised at shows goes to local charities - over 425 different groups have been recipients.  Our donation will go to their General Fund.
  • Volunteers in Medicine was founded by Dr. Jack McConnell in 1993.  What began as a clinic for the uninsured and medically underserved on Hilton Head and Daufuskie Islands in South Carolina evolved into the Volunteers in Medicine Institute which has guided over one hundred communities in the United States in the creation and development in similar clinics.  

All money raised in this raffle will be divided equally between these four charities.

Prizes!

Every year, we ask individuals and businesses to donate items so we could create PRIZE PACKS to raffle off.  The response has been overwhelming!  All five years, we have been able to offer ten prize packs, all different, full of really great stuff.  Most of it was Phish related, but there were some other cool items as well.  EACH prize pack had an approximate value of over THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS worth of merchandise, clothing, and art. Further, we were also able to offer ten "runner up" prize packs valued at fifty dollars each; hopefully we will be able to offer these this year as well.  All winners, in all five years, were thrilled with their prizes!  We are not sure how many prize packs there will be this year yet - the number depends entirely on how many prizes we get - but we will do at least five again, and maybe ten or more!

We are, of course, accepting prize donations again this year.  If you would like to donate prizes, please email us at sttflow@gmail.com so we can tell you where to send them.  We accept anything - it doesn't even have to be Phish related, necessarily.  Past year's prize packs included fan-made Phish merch, official Phish merch, glass, art, posters, pins, wine, coffee, jewelry, toys, pet supplies, and even weekend getaways!  Your name/business name and prize donation will be listed on this page as well as on our Facebook page.  This will not only show the world that you are awesome and generous, but will serve as promotion for your business as well!

Raffle Tickets & The Drawing

Raffle tickets are $10 each again this year.  Please buy many and spread the word.  The more you buy, the better your chances of winning!  At the close of the fundraiser, names will be put into a randomizer at random.org to choose the winners; if you buy ten tickets, your name will go into the randomizer ten times. The top names win the prize packs (number of prize packs to be determined...), and they will get to choose their prize pack in the order they place in the randomizer. (Note: Don't check off  "donate anonymously" - you won't be included in the raffle!  Of course, we'll also accept anonymous donations, if you'd like!)

We hope to raise A LOT of money for these charities!  Our "goal" is $8,000 but we'd love to surpass that if possible!  This is a great opportunity for the community to come together and make a huge impact, while also having a chance to win some fantastic prizes.  Thanks for participating!

Donated Items (So Far!):

A Stay at a Rental House in San Miguel, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, length & dates to be determined by you from Brandon Rossi

Two Night Cabin Stay for a Family of Four from The Great Divide Campground; Newton, NJ

$450 Value Life Coaching Package from Coaching with Emily/Emily Berman

Subscriptions to Surrender to the Flow Magazine, Pins, & Stickers from Surrender to the Flow/Christy Articola

Posters & Stickers from Lizzy Layne

Items from Andrew Bryant/ADNB

Phish 3D Movie Posters from Steve Lotman

Copy of Marine Space book from the author, Nicholas J Forster

Three Month Subscription to the Coffee of the Month Club from Encore Coffee/Mike King

One Hoodie or Polo and One T-shirt of Winners' Choice & Pins from The Overhead View/Bryan Kirk

Personalized, Hand Embellished Hoodie (Made to Order) & Stickers by Tailpheathers/Ann Broeg

License Plate Frames from Phrames/Marshall Chasan

Kitchen & Bar Towel Sets from Feisty Farm/Allison Tressler

Posters & Stickers from The Art of Ryan Kerrigan/Ryan Kerrigan

One Inflatable Fishman Donut Lounger, One Cavern Door Mat, & One Set of Fluffhead Coasters from East Coasters/Jason Mailot

Handmade Bag from Mangohands/Katie Erickson

Donut Cornhole Bags from Jenn Wainwright

Five Items of Winner's Choice from Badges-buttons.com from Andrew Lederman

Las Vegas 2018, Curveball, and Baker's Dozen Posters from and by Jamie Lee Meyer

You're Grounded Coffee Basket from Kristen Michelle Gogots

Posters from Jill Brier

Posters from Matt Pryor

Gift Certificates and Swag from Third Bowl Ice Cream of Crested Butte, Colorado/Matt and Kendall Smith

A Custom Pet Watercolor Portrait or Watercolor Goddess Painting from Anita Goodsel Thomas

Tie Dye Tapestry from Stash Tie Dye/Janet & Rob Pulliam 

Two Years of Web Hosting from Greyson Schwing/Antelope Web

A Tank Top, A Magnet, Stickers, and an Oil Painting from Laura Palmer Sawaya/LauraBlueArt.com

Stickers from Joshua Owen Hurley

Coozies, Jewelry, and Jars from Jennalee Cook/Seek & Sought

Items from/by Karma Threads Goods/Trisha Keeling

Hot Sauce from Scarlet Fire Hot Sauce/Marla Simon

Five Pounds Certified Organic Coffee from Northbound Coffee Roasters/Keith Hamrick

1 Pairs of Yoga Pants & One Hoodie from Carinis Collections/Tim & Heidi Lacey

Note: Our only "administrative cost" is that we will pull money from the donations to ship the prize packs to the winners.  Unfortunately, Fundly takes 7.9% (their fee plus credit card processing fees). ALL OTHER MONEY RAISED, every penny, will go to these four charities.

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