Drive For Independence Holiday Bazaar and Calendars

We are announcing some of our upcoming fundraisers. We’ve created the calendar and our Holiday Bazaar is Saturday Nov. 21st.

Calendars are ready! They are $12.00 a piece. They are a standard 12-month wall calendar size, 11″×17″. The calendars feature winners of our first 2 Upshift Summer Bash car shows. We have a PayPal link below to order.(there is a shipping charge if we need to ship).  When you go to order you will have to input $12.00 for each calendar you want (ex 1 calendar would be $12, 2 calendars would be $24 etc.) If you need a shipping quote or have questions please use the contact form to get in touch with us before ordering. You can also order by sending a check or money order made out to Heather Sloat or Chris Sauerbaum with a note stating Drive for Independence Calendar. Send the check/money order to Drive For Independence, PO Box 20752 York PA 17402. Orders and money due by Thursday, November 5th, 2015.

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We will be holding our Holiday Bazaar Saturday November 21st, 2015 10am-4pm at the Agape Professional Center, 907 Roosevelt Ave, York PA 17404. We are looking for vendors, including a few food vendors. We are planning to have a Santa with a photographer. We are also looking for volunteers to help with a gift wrapping station. If you can give an hour or 2 of your time to help in the gift wrapping station, please let us know. Please contact us via driveforindependence@gmail.com or our Drive For Independence Face Book Page.

We would also like to help out our friends at ABLE-Services ( part of the Leg Up Farm Family) by collecting needed supplies for their program for Christmas. We will have a box at the bazaar for donations and if you have a business where you would like to place a box to collect items please contact us. here is a list of the types of items they are looking for. This is their Amazon wish list but items do not need to be purchased from Amazon and similar items may be purchased. Games, Art kits, and fitness items are favorites of Able-Services participants.
Able Services Wish List

More information about the Holiday Bazaar can be found here:Drive For Independence Holiday Bazaar

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Holiday Bazaar Wrap-Up

The Drive For Independence Holiday Bazaar was HUGE success! For our first big event it went better than expected. Other than a scheduling mix-up with Ride-Away and the Mobility SVM truck and a no-show clown things went very well. We are so grateful to the vendors who took their time to join us! Without them there wouldn’t have been a show! We also would like to thank the friends family and community who showed us a tremendous amount of support!

We had several items donated by vendors for our silent auction as well as a few outside gifts as well.  There were a lot of great gifts to choose from and the total for the auction alone was amazing! The silent auction brought in $205!

That is just a small part of all of the donations brought in that day! One of the things that drew the most attention was the American Flag afghan made by Cindy Russell, my (Heather’s) mom.  Walking in the door you received a free ticket and you could either put it in the bucket to win a cookbook or the afghan. We also were selling tickets to increase your chance of winning. I didn’t get an exact total on that but I know it brought in quite a bit of the donations that day. Marisa Blough’s name was chosen as the winner. The cookbook was won by Burnell Kerr but she chose to donate the book back to us!

Several of the vendors also made donations based on their sales and it helped quite a bit! Now what everyone has been waiting for: The BIG total! With vendor fees and silent auction included and a few expenses here and there the grand total is $1,150.00! We cannot say thank you enough!  It is amazing what a small community can do on a Sunday afternoon! None of you had to help us but out of the kindness of your hearts you did and we are extremely Grateful! What a way to celebrate Thanksgiving! We definitely have A LOT to be Thankful for this year! With much Love and Appreciation Chris, Heather, Harley and Tucker!

We look forward to a spring show! Stayed tune for more details as they become available!

Drive For Independence Holiday Bazaar- Sunday November 10th

Introducing our biggest fundraiser to date: The Drive For Independence Holiday Bazaar! It will be on Sunday, November 10th from 11:00am-3:30pm. It will be held at Hellam Fire Hall- 163 E Market St Hallam, PA  17406. We are now accepting applications to be a vendor at our Drive For Independence Holiday Bazaar! Spaces are 8ft tables with chairs provided for $25. If electric is needed it is a $5.00 additional fee. We will have 20-25 vendor spots available.

We will have a Mobility SVM Demo Truck on site so everyone will have an opportunity to get a good look at what we are fundraising for. Ride-Away  in Norristown, PA will be bringing it and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions.

If you are interested in being a vendor and would like an application please contact us at driveforindependence@gmail.com or on our Drive For Independence Facebook page. We are looking forward to hosting this early holiday shopping event and being able to share our goal with you!