Fund Raisers

Duck Walk and More – September 16th

quackersandfriendsEverybody looks forward to the Duck Walk.  It’s a chance to have fun, get outdoors, raise awareness for communications between Deaf and Hearing persons.

Bring the kids, neighbors, grandparents and everybody!  We will have a walk, kids’ activities and a really fabulous Silent Auction.  Click here to join us for a fun day.  Or donate now if you can’t make it.

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Holiday Book Fair Nov 7 2015

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HOLIDAY BOOK FAIR

Grand Rapids, Mich., October 19, 2015 – Quota International of Grand Rapids is teaming with Barnes & Noble to host a fundraising Book Fair on Saturday, November 7 at the Woodland Mall retail store. The event will run all day from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. A portion of all purchases made in the store on Saturday, or online at www.barnesandnoble.com from November 7-14, will be donated by Barnes & Noble to Quota for use in service projects to help the deaf and hard of hearing in West Michigan. On-line or in-store customers need to give Quota’s special Book Fair ID number 11704269 at checkout.
The Saturday event will include several special activities including Hearing Screening for Adults by Hear USA, Paws With a Cause service dogs, Fingerprinting with Trooper Martin Miller, story reading with sign language interpreters, and bookmark crafts for kids. A Mini Makers Faire will also be part of the fun – an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, authors, artists, and students exhibiting what they create. Santa also arrives the same day with the toys he has made.
Questions about the Book Fair can be directed to Lisa Braendle via email at lbraendle@aol.com.

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Save the Date – 50/50 Raffle Drawing- April 16!

One of our Club’s largest fundraisers – our annual 50/50 raffle – is coming up in a couple of months! Tickets will go on sale  in March and the drawing for the winner will be held at our meeting on April 16, 2015.

YOU could be the lucky winner! (You do not have to be present to win.) Proceeds from the raffle help us in our service to the deaf and hard of hearing community. So we need a successful raffle!

Contact us if you would like to purchase tickets – and watch for more details coming soon.

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Quota Fund/Friend Raisers for 2015

Quota is working hard to raise funds that will be used to help the deaf and hard of hearing and make a difference in the lives of many people in our community.

Our Fin/Fun committee has proposed three major 2015 fundraisers for Quota this year. Planning for the first one is already underway. Our popular ‘Show Me the Money” 50/50 raffle is back!  Chair Pam H. has applied for the raffle license and is busy making plans with her committee. Ticket sales will start on March 19 and continue until April 16 when a winning ticket will be drawn at our annual Installation Banquet. We hope all members and Quota friends will support this great event by buying tickets.  You never know–one of you might be the big winner this year!!

Our annual Duck Walk will be held in September. Co-chairs Martha H. and Sandi A. have plans for some new and exciting changes this year. And our final major fundraiser will be our annual Barnes & Noble Book Fair which will be held in November. Chairs Lisa B. and Pat C. are sure to have fun things planned. So watch the blog for more details as planning begins!

Please remember that Koeze’s products can be purchased year-round and the proceeds help us fund our service projects. Valentine’s Day is a great time for a Koeze treat.

And finally, Amazon Smile is always a great way to help out by just hitting a key on your computer. Visit www.smile.amazon.com, select Quota Grand Rapids Charitable Foundation as your chosen charity and a portion of all your Amazon purchases will help us help others.

Your support in all fundraising endeavors is much appreciated! Leave a message for us if you would like to join in the fun!

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Barnes & Noble Book Fair – What a success!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our book fair on Saturday! Whether you were a volunteer, a partner or a buyer, we appreciate your help! We are still awaiting final numbers but the in-store sales that day has given us a profit of almost $900 for use in our service projects! Here are some photos from this exciting day.

 

Quotarians Sarah and Sandi work the book mark craft table!

Quotarians Sarah and Sandi work the book mark craft table!

 

Long lines of people at the Johnanthan Rand book signing!

Long lines of people at the Johnanthan Rand book signing!

 

Author Johnathan Rand

Author Johnathan Rand

 

Trooper Martin Miller from Rockford Post/ Michigan State Police fingerprints children

Trooper Martin Miller from Rockford Post/ Michigan State Police fingerprints children

 

Paws with a Cause

Paws with a Cause

 

Thanks to Miracle Ear for providing hearing screenings

Thanks to Miracle Ear for providing hearing screenings

 

Signing & interpreter voicing for a part of Johnathan Rand’s book, “Ghoulish Ghouls of Grand Rapids”

Signing & interpreter voicing for a part of Johnathan Rand’s book, “Ghoulish Ghouls of Grand Rapids”

 

 

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Barnes & Noble Bookfair – November 8 – Woodland Mall

Join us on Saturday, November 8 at Barnes & Noble at Woodland Mall! We have lots of fun activities planned for our bookfair. And if you can’t shop in person, you can use our bookfair code to shop on November 8 at ANY B&N store – OR you can shop online from Nov. 8-13 – just use our code when you check out. Thanks for supporting Quota and the work we do to help the deaf and hard of hearing!

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Quota Fundraiser – Barnes & Noble Book Fair – November 8

Quota International of Grand Rapids is hosting our annual Book Fair fundraiser at Barnes & Noble at Woodland Mall on Saturday, November 8. 

Barnes & Noble will donate a percentage of sales to Quota to help fund our service projects to support the deaf and hard of hearing community. Click here to see the activities and print copies to hand out to your friends and family.

How can you help? There are three different ways!

  1. Visit the Barnes & Noble Store at Woodland Mall in Grand Rapids during regular store hours on Saturday, November 8.  Special events will be happening all day long. Please see the attached Save the Date for more information. Make sure to mention Quota ID#11465085 to your cashier when completing your purchase or present a copy of the attached voucher.
  1. Shop at ANY B&N store on November 8 – anywhere in the US.  Please make sure to mention Quota ID#11465085 to your cashier when purchasing. (or present voucher).
  1. Shop online at www.barnesandnoble.com anytime between November 8-13.  Type in ID#11465085 when you checkout, and Quota will receive a percentage of the online sale!

Barnes & Noble is a great place to shop for gifts for the upcoming holidays or to feed your own love of books. Winter is coming and everyone likes getting cozy with a good book when it’s cold and snowing outside! Thanks for your help.

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DHHS support

Quota of Grand Rapids is providing co-pay funding through Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) for the purchase of hearing aids for five individuals. This is only one of several service projects Quota does for which we raise funds with events like our recent Duck Walk and the upcoming Barnes & Noble Book Fair (Woodland Mall, Saturday, November 8.) We are proud to serve the community through organizations like DHHS.

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DUCK WALK – September 15, 2014

What a wonderful day to walk in Millennium Park! Our Quota Event signs and bright yellow balloons lined the way where our new Banner greeted our participants in front of Shelter B.

 

Our new banner welcoming  our walkers!

Our new banner welcoming our walkers!

Registration hard at work!

Registration hard at work!

 

Despite the cold weather, almost 80 people joined us for our annual Duck Walk, a fund and awareness raising event. We had several activities for the kids including face painting by former JQ member, Amy, and our own member, Rachael and her friend, Kenzee.

Face painting masterpieces!

Face painting masterpieces!

Special guests included Mr. Quackers and ventriloquist Chris with his puppet friends, Gertrude and Theodore. Ashlee from the Meijer Hearing Center conducted free hearing screening for our guests. And Quotarian Sue demonstrated her fishing skills with the kids at the duck pond!

Mr. Quackers and friend!

Mr. Quackers and friend!

Chris with Gertrude and Theodore!

Chris with Gertrude and Theodore!

Free hearing screenings provided by Ashley from Meijer Hearing Centers

Free hearing screenings provided by Ashley from Meijer Hearing Centers

Goin' fishing!

Goin’ fishing!

There were participants from many of Quota’s partner service organizations including Northview’s Total Communication Program and the Grand Rapids Oral Deaf program.

We hope everyone who participated had a great time! Thanks for supporting Quota and our service mission.

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2013 Book Fair Fundraiser Photos

While we wait for our final numbers from the book fair (scroll to the bottom of this article to see the results), here are a few pictures (taken from Pat’s iPhone)

The bookmark craft table (or maybe we should call it the chaos craft?)

A Paws With A Cause dog supports Quota.

Santa’s Signing Elf.

Story time

A customer learns more about Paws With A Cause.

Thank you to all who helped make our event fun-filled and packed with excitement! Thanks to Pam for organizing another great book fair. Thanks to some of our Junior Quota members for stopping in and helping. And thank you to Pat for snapping a few photos with her smart phone. Well done Quota of Grand Rapids!

Drumroll please…

The total that we raised from the book fair is: $786.00

Way to go Quota of Grand Rapids!

Thanks again for everyone’s participation and hard work to pull off a highly successful fundraiser. You can’t spell fundraiser without FUN!

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