Category: Fund Raising
Raffle Prize Donations
We already have a lot of fantastic prizes lined up for the 50th Anniversary Banquet raffle, but if you know of a business that would be willing to donate a prize, you can use the official letter available for download below.
Soliciting raffle prize donations is a good way for members to help the chapter put on a great banquet and celebrate our 50th year. Prizes should have a value of at least the price of a banquet ticket ($35). Thank You!
FTTU Fulfills Promise to Donate Portion of Raffle Profits to the Westmoreland County Food Bank
Forbes Trail Chapter of Trout Unlimited (TU) recently presented a $600 check to the Westmoreland Food Bank to help those in local communities in need of food. Through its annual, fall meat raffle, TU gave away seven $250 gift cards to either Werry’s Provision Meat Market in Scottdale, or Walmart. TU members sold over 700 raffle tickets at $10 each to friends and family members throughout Westmoreland County. The winning numbers were drawn on November 17th and the gift cards were delivered shortly thereafter. TU donated 10% of the raffle profits to the Food Bank.
“We are grateful to Forbes Trail Chapter of Trout Unlimited, for once again choosing the Westmoreland Food Bank as their charity of choice for this amazing fundraiser” expressed Chief Executive Officer, Jennifer Miller. “We are grateful as well to all who supported it! In this time of uncertainty with inflation and gas prices as they are, we need people and organizations such as this to give a hand up to their neighbors in need. This is, indeed, what they have done!”
“This is an easy way for our chapter to raise unrestricted funds for community, school and local stream projects” explained Larry Myers, Chapter President. “It’s an opportunity for all of our 500 plus members to get involved in fundraising with minimal effort.” Trout Unlimited also thanks our partner, Werry’s Provision, for promoting our raffle on their Face Book page and selling tickets at their market. Their market is easy to find near Overton just off Rt. 119, and their meat quality and selection is excellent.
“We gave away one gift card for every 100 tickets sold, which are really good odds.” said Myers. “Knowing that each ticket purchased helps those in need of food makes the selling very easy. There are many families in our communities who could use a helping hand, and the raffle is a simple means for us to provide that support.”
Thank You For Another Successful Fundraising Raffle
The FTTU Fall fundraiser – “Autumn Special” Raffle wrapped up this evening with the drawing held at PA Fly Co fly shop on Three Mile Hill near Acme, PA. This year, we sold 623 tickets and we drew six winning tickets.
Here are the winning numbers:
Congratulations to the winners. They will have their choice of a $250 gift certificate from Werry’s Provision, Walmart or half and half.
If you have one of the winning numbers, you should have already received a call. If you have a voicemail from us, please call back and state your gift certificate preference. The prizes will be sent out via certified mail.
Thanks to all of you who purchased and/or sold tickets. Check back for a complete financial rundown – 10% of our profits will be donated to the Westmoreland Food Bank.
Raffle Ticket Sales Update
With less than a week to go until the drawing on November 17th, ticket sales have fallen short of last year. We will still make a nice profit of unrestricted funds for the chapters’ use and draw for at least 5 gift certificate prizes.
As of the deadline 11/12/22 we have sold 567 tickets.
Although the deadline for sales has passed, any stragglers still out in the mail will be collected and included in the raffle.
We will award one $250 gift certificate prize for every 100 tickets sold and donate 10% of our profits to the Westmoreland Food Bank.
Thank you and good luck to all who have purchased and/or sold tickets!
The drawing is November 17, 2022 at 6:00 pm, live on the FTTU Facebook page.
Members! Check Your Mailboxes!
The 2022 “Autumn Special” Raffle mailing recently went out to FTTU members.
Inside you will find a letter from President Larry Myers, 10 raffle tickets and a return envelope for your convenience.
Thanks to your past help, FTTU has remained in good financial standing and we have been able to fund all of our activities.
Again this year, we are asking members to buy or sell tickets to raise unrestricted funds for the chapter.
Tickets are also available at Werry’s Provisions – 360 W. Overton Road, Scottdale, PA and PA Fly Co, 166 Three Mile Hill, Acme, PA.
The more tickets sold, the more prizes awarded. One $250 gift certificate for each 100 tickets sold!
FTTU Fufills Promise with Donation to Westmoreland Food Bank
Forbes Trail Chapter of Trout Unlimited (TU) recently presented a $600 check to the Westmoreland Food Bank to help those in local communities in need of food. Through its annual, fall meat raffle, TU gave away eight $250 gift cards for Bardines Smokehouse in Crabtree. TU members sold over 800 raffle tickets at $10 each to friends and family members throughout Westmoreland County. The eight winning numbers were drawn on November 17th and the gift cards were delivered shortly thereafter. TU donated 10% of the raffle profits to the Food Bank.
“We are grateful to Forbes Trail Chapter of Trout Unlimited for their true act of selfless giving,” said Jennifer Miller, CEO of the Westmoreland Food Bank. “If it were not for the community and their generosity, we would not be able to do what we do best and that is feed people and nourish lives.”
“This is an easy way for our chapter to raise unrestricted funds for community, school and local stream projects” noted Larry Myers, Chapter President. “It’s an opportunity for all of our 600 members to get involved in fundraising with minimal effort.” This is the second year that Forbes Trail partnered with Bardines and the Food Bank on the meat raffle. We gave away one gift card for every 100 tickets sold, which are really good odds. “Knowing that each ticket purchased helps those in need of food makes the selling very easy.” said Myers. “There are many families in our communities who could use a helping hand, and the raffle is a simple means for us to provide that support.”
Autumn Special Meat Raffle Drawing
The drawing for this year’s FTTU fund-raising raffle was held this evening at the PA Fly Co fly shop on Route 31 in Acme PA.
With some last minute entries, we sold a total of 841 tickets, 324 more than last year! That means we drew 8 winning numbers.
And the winning numbers are…
If you possess one of the winning tickets, you should have already been contacted. Check your voice mail!
The winners will receive one $250.00 Bardine’s gift certificate each.
The drawing was held live on Facebook. Here’s a link to the video. Raffle Drawing.
This year’s raffle was a huge success. FTTU would like to thank all of you for purchasing and selling tickets.
Raffle Ticket Sales Final Report
With the drawing to be held Wednesday, November 17, we are at 773 tickets sold, 256 more than last year’s total of 517. This means that we will draw for seven $250 Bardine’s Gift Certificate prizes!
Catch the drawing live on our Facebook page on Wednesday at 6:00 pm, winners will be notified immediately after the drawing.
FTTU would like to thank members and friends who bought or sold tickets this year making our Autumn Special Meat Raffle a huge success.
Raffle Ticket Sales Update
Raffle ticket sales are still brisk with a few more days to the deadline. As of November 9, we are at 616 tickets sold, almost 100 tickets better than last year’s total of 517. If you haven’t sent in your tickets, do so now, the deadline is Friday, November 12, 2021. You can also purchase tickets at Bardine’s Smokehouse. We will draw for one $250 Bardine’s Smokehouse gift certificate prize for each 100 tickets sold. That means we will be awarding at least 6 prizes this year!
In addition, 10% of our profits will be donated to the Westmoreland Food Bank helping those less fortunate here in our local area.
A huge THANK YOU to all who have purchased and/or sold tickets. Many members are buying/selling all 10 tickets included in the mailing!
This is the chapter’s only fundraising activity for the year. A chance for us to raise unrestricted funds for use wherever the needs may be. From everyday chapter business such as insurance, postage and newsletter costs to filling in the gaps not covered by grants for our many projects – Linn Run Conservation Plan, Rock Run restoration, Veterans Service, Education and more.
2021 FTTU Meat Raffle Fundraiser
Members should check their mailboxes for this year’s raffle fundraiser mailing which went out recently. This is the only fundraising activity of the year for our chapter. Unlike grants we apply for that restrict their funds to be used for specific purposes, we need to raise unrestricted funds to keep the chapter running. Each year we incur normal operating expenses such as insurance, postage, meeting expenses, P.O. box rental etc. We also need to keep in touch with members through our newsletter and website, and we send out welcome package mailings to new members, it all adds up. This year we footed the bill for food at the Veterans Fishing Day and supplied rods and tackle for loan and door prizes for the vets. We’d like to do more and you can help by buying/selling raffle tickets. It’s a great deal, the prizes are $250 gift cards for Bardine’s Country Smokehouse just in time for the holidays. Tickets are $10 each and we will draw a $250 gift card prize for every 100 tickets sold. Those are good odds! Last year we gave out 5 cards. In addition, we will donate 10% of our profits to the Westmoreland Food Bank to help those less fortunate here in our home area.
Here’s what’s included the envelope you will receive: two strips of 5 raffle tickets, a letter explaining the raffle, and a pre-addressed return envelope.
• You do not need to be a member to purchase raffle tickets.
• Put the purchaser’s name and phone number on each ticket sold.
• Send the top half of the ticket with the name and phone number to us and keep the bottom half.
• Return the sold ticket stubs along with a check for $10/ticket made out to Forbes Trail TU in the envelope provided.
• If the envelope is lost, our address is FTTU, P.O. Box 370, Youngstown, PA 15696.
• Discard any unsold tickets. No need to send them back.
• Tickets must be received by Friday, November 12, 2021.
• The drawing will be held on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 live on FTTU’s Facebook page.
• Winners will be called immediately after the drawing and winning numbers will be posted here on forbestrailtu.org.