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An opportunity to help a charity

From: Liselle
Sent on: Saturday, April 26, 2008 7:00 PM
Hi everyone -

For awhile now I've been thinking about helping a charity but I'd like to have some fun doing it at the same time. And I'm hoping a lot of you will be interested in participating in this idea that I have.

I want our book club to host a "Literary Tea" in September. Each of you who wants to participate would choose a Classic Novel and decorate a table to represent that book. (By the way, three of us have already chosen books we want to do - Alice in Wonderland, Emma and Secret Garden.) You could either work alone on the table or work in pairs. I'm thinking you would be responsible for providing anything you need to create your vision of what your table would look like.

We would sell tickets to the tea. In my head (which is where all the particulars are at the moment) I'm hoping we can have tables of 8, 10 or 12. And rather than advertising I hope we can each sell the seats at our own tables to friends, colleagues, family, etc. And I'd like for all the proceeds to go to the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.

In order to be able to give ALL the proceeds to charity, we need help. I've been watching the show "Oprah's Big Give" and was inspired to see how many corporations, groups and individual people were willing to provide services for free so I'm hoping we can approach a venue, a caterer, a printer, someone to provide entertainment and whatever other service provider we would need to supply their particular service for free since it is for charity. Maybe some of you know someone who would be willing to do any of these things for us.

These are the basics. Susan (our organizer), Lindsey (Robinson Asst. Organizer) and I are meeting on May 7th to start the ball rolling. Please respond to this email before then so I have an idea of how many would be interested in doing this and if you have any questions. This in no way obligates you to participate. I just want to know if it's worth our time and effort to plan. If it goes over well, maybe we can make this an annual event with different themes of books each year.

Thanks,

Liselle Konig
Robinson Asst. Organizer

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