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JDRF Needs Your Help… Gala Auction Items Needed!

January 13, 2011

UPDATE: We are still accepting donation items for the Dream Gala Silent Auction through Friday, March 11, 2011.  We are still in need of gift certificates, dinners, event tickets or suites, unique experiences, any items or activities related to children, and wine donations by the bottle or case.

This year’s JDRF Dream Gala is quickly approaching on Saturday, March 26, 2011, and we need everyone who cares about JDRF’s research to help bring in at least 1 auction item by the end of February.

Getting items donated is easy!

Think about the places you frequently shop and dine at – every little bit counts toward our efforts of funding diabetes research and is the only way to reach our goal. Help us any way you can, and please also reach out to your friends and family to see if they can help make asks.

Just take in the Auction Donation Letter and Donation Form to your favorite places and ask them to help support important diabetes research through JDRF’s Dream Gala.

Is REGIFTING acceptable?

Absolutely, “regifting” is a win-win for JDRF!

We accept regifts if they are new items that have never been used for our auction. The odds are that you received at least one gift that you aren’t in love with, is a duplicate or is simply something you will never use. Donate those new and unused items to the 2011 JDRF Dream Gala Auction and contribute to JDRF’s mission.

Need Ideas?

We are looking for gift certificates, shopping sprees, memorabilia, dinners, event tickets or suites, unique experiences and any items or activities related to children.

Bottoms Up – We Need Wine!

Lastly we need bottles and/or cases of wine for JDRF’s wine fundraising game that takes place the night of the Gala. We can use any bottle of wine that is $20 or more, but we especially NEED wines over $40 a bottle. Every bottle counts so please help us by donating one or more today!

Saturday, March 26, 2011 is just around the corner and our Silent Auction Goal is to raise over $100,000 for diabetes research, so that means the overall value of the auction items included needs to be $180,000. So, please don’t hesitate in helping us bring in those items. If everyone helps us we can easily accomplish this goal, but we can’t do it without your generous support!

Get started today!

View the Auction Donation Letter and Donation Form for more information, or contact Deborah Newsome at dnewsome@jdrf.org or (214) 217-5782.

About JDRF

JDRF is a leader in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of type 1 research. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Type 1 diabetes is a disease which strikes children and adults suddenly and requires multiple injections of insulin daily or a continuous infusion of insulin through a pump. Insulin, however, is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent its eventual and devastating complications which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and amputation.

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To learn more about the JDRF Dallas chapter, visit our JDRF Dallas website!

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