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5th Annual Cocktails for Crayons

  • Aug 13, 2014 · 5:00 PM
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This year marks the fifth anniversary of this worthy event.  It's an opportunity to give back to the community while enjoying happy hour with friends and others who share the same feelings about educating today's children as you do. The support over the last four years has been phenomenal, for which we are truly grateful.  However, many schools are still in a situation where basic supplies go unfunded and most of the families whose children attend these schools are unable to supply the shortfall.  Many teachers pay for basic school supplies out of their own pocket, but it's not enough.

Cocktails for Crayons has helped fill the gap for one particularly needy OC elementary school.  This happy hour event is a chance to donate much needed supplies and have fun doing so.  Just pick up any basic school supplies from one of the many retail stores around Orange County and bring them with you.  Too busy to shop? Gift cards to Staples & Target are great ways to contribute. 

**EXCITING NEWS! A representative from Staples will be at the event to sell gift cards to anyone who didn't have the opportunity to shop beforehand!! Thanks for the support Staples!

Below is the teachers wishlist:

paper, pencils, large glue sticks (1.75 ounce ), large & small paper clips, colored pencils, copy paper, crayons (24 crayons in a box), Liquid Paper, construction paper, pens, dry erase markers & erasers, stickers

The event takes place in the Sapphire Lounge inside the Radisson Hotel-Newport Beach (ENTRANCE IS ON BIRCH STREET).  There will be HALF OFF APPETIZERS and a chance to meet some dedicated and passionate people about educating the youth of today to be the leaders of tomorrow.

There will also be a RAFFLE to all those who donate!

Last year was a HUGE success with over 100 people in attendance and we are expecting an even bigger turn out this year!

AS OF JULY 29, THERE ARE OVER 80 PEOPLE ATTENDING!!!!

See you there!

This event is cross posted with other meetup groups and Facebook! :)




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  • Andrea

    Great event, and Buck you did a fabulous job having the Staples gal sell gift cards on site, it was a stroke of genuis!!!

    1 · August 14, 2014

  • Erica

    Thank you for coming! What a great night!!

    August 14, 2014

  • Trish

    Nice!

    August 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Also known as Cocktails for Koreans, by courtesy of Siri.

    5 · June 30, 2014

    • Buck

      Love the Auto-text! Koreans need crayons, too.

      August 12, 2014

  • Erica

    Hi everyone! I'm looking forward to tomorrow night. It's going to be a big crowd!! We have about 140 signed up! Don't forget that Staples is making it easy on anyone that doesn't have time to shop. Staples is sending an employee to sell gift cards! Can't get much easier than that!

    August 12, 2014

  • Sharon

    Erica, I'm so sorry I can't make it after all, but would like to make a contribution. Can I bring a donation to our Friday night event?

    August 12, 2014

    • Erica

      Yes! Thanks Sharon! See you Friday!

      August 12, 2014

  • Matt B.

    Sounds like fun :)

    1 · August 12, 2014

  • Tiffany

    I'll be there 6:30pm. I hope it's ok.

    1 · August 11, 2014

  • Heather

    Is there a fee

    August 11, 2014

    • Erica

      No fee. Just asking for donations of school supplies.

      August 11, 2014

  • John

    What time is the raffle? I might not be able to be there at 5pm...

    August 10, 2014

    • Erica

      The raffle will be at 7:00. That'll give everyone a chance to get there after work, eat, drink & socialize. :)

      August 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wonder how I will find this group when I am there with the women's group. Is there someone, or something I should look for?

    August 10, 2014

    • Erica

      Tina, it'll be hard to miss us. There will be 100 people there. There will be teachers, including me, collecting school supplies. :)

      August 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I already signed up for this event with a women's group. Can I still come meet the people of this group?

    August 8, 2014

    • Erica

      Of course! It's the same event! See you next week!

      August 8, 2014

  • John J

    Thanks for the invite.

    1 · August 2, 2014

  • Erica

    Here's a little write about the Sapphire Lounge. The casual Sapphire Lounge offers classic cocktails, a great selection of California wines, brews on tap and a variety of appetizers.

    June 28, 2014

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