Tuesday, October 6, 2015

It's raffle time! 

Every year, as part of our International Babywearing Week celebrations, we hold a gigantic raffle extravaganza. This serves as our primary fundraiser for the year and gives all of YOU the chance to win some truly cool prizes. We are so grateful to all of the businesses and individuals who donate to our raffles. We think the prize packages this year are the best yet! Before we get to the goodies, here's an overview of how the raffles will work this year.

How do I purchase raffle tickets?
Tickets will be sold primarily at our big Embrace Your World event in Elburn on Saturday, October 10th. If you cannot attend the event but still wish to purchase tickets, please email us at IBW2015NCIL@gmail.com and we will assist you in purchasing tickets prior to the event. If you are not attending the event, your tickets must be purchased by 8 PM CST on Friday, 10/9 in order to be entered into the raffles.

When will you draw the winners?
Winners will be drawn at the end of our big event in Elburn on Saturday, October 10th, at approximately 3:30 PM CST. You do not need to be present to win! If you are at the event and win, you will be able to take your prize package home with you. Otherwise, we will work with you to arrange pickup at your nearest BWI of NCIL meeting. (And if you can't make regular meetings but still wish to participate, we can work that out too.)

How much do tickets cost?
Tickets are available in the following quantities:

  • 1 for $3 
  • 2 for $5 
  • 10 for $20 
  • 20 for $35 
  • 30 for $50 
  • 75 for $100 

In previous years, we have asked you to write your last name on the back of every ticket that you purchase. We realize this can be very tedious and may discourage you from buying as many tickets as you'd like! This year, when you purchase your tickets, you will be assigned a 3-digit number. You'll write that number on each ticket before you deposit it in the box. If you happen to forget your number later, we'll have a record of it too. We hope that this will keep things organized and also save you the hassle of writing your name out or keeping track of bunches of tickets. (If you're like me, you don't need any extra stuff in your diaper bag.)

The Prize Packages
So now that we've got the logistics out of the way, who's ready to see what you can win?
(Donors are listed in italics.)


Package 1: The Getaway
Combi Featherlight F2 Stroller (Rashada Hamlin)
Natibaby Nalu hemp/cotton blend ring sling size Medium (Marsupial Mamas)
Stroller cover
Tie dye flour sack towel by Twisted Sisters Tye Dye 
BWI beach ball 
Bonus lei! 
Estimated retail value: $325


Package 2: Surf 'n' Turf 
Iddy Biddy Pool School birthday party package
Wrapsody WrapDuo water wrap in Lagoon (anonymous donor)
Ream's Elburn Meat Market $25 gift card and reusable cup
Tie dye flour sack towel by Twisted Sisters Tye Dye
BWI beach ball 
Estimated retail value: $354


Package 3: Welcome to the World
Moby wrap in black 
Moby baby hat
Centegra Breastfeeding Resource Center $25 gift certificate
Kelli Belle Photography mini session gift certificate (available dates 11/28 and 11/29)
Package of 3 swaddle blankets by Lil Peepers Keepers
Foodii starter kit
 Estimated retail value: $280


Package 4: Pikkaboo!
 Catbird Baby Pikkolo soft structured carrier (Librarians of NCIL)
Beco organic drool pads
Kelli Belle Photography mini session gift certificate (available dates 11/28 and 11/29)
Babies R Us $30 gift card (Toys R Us/Babies R Us)
Moby baby hat
Set of 3 headbands by The Pickled Peanut
BecomingIsis nursing/teething necklace (Justine Garcia)
Tie dye flour sack towels by Twisted Sisters Tye Dye 
 Estimated retail value: $371


Package 5: Technicolor Tumbling
 Kids In Action birthday party gift certificate (Please note there is a $50 fee for this party in addition to the certificate. Total party value = $230)
Coordinating tie dye t-shirt and onesie by Twisted Sisters Tye Dye
Tie dye flour sack towel by Twisted Sisters Tye Dye
Handmade tutu (Melissa Levato)
Chompy Chic Chewlery teething accessories
Hoppediz merino baby legwarmers (Zerberts)
Planet Wise dino snack pack. 
Estimated retail value: $285


Package 6: Strong and Stylish
Kelli Belle Photography mini session gift certificate (available dates 11/28 and 11/29)
Salon Ellenbe gift certificate for haircut and wax
Outfit and accessories by The Pickled Peanut
Adam's Fit Tae Kwon Do gift certificate for one-month membership and uniform
Handmade tutu (Melissa Levato) 
Foodii starter kit 
Estimated retail value: $347


Package 7: Autumn Adventuring
Peekaru babywearing soft shell coat size XL (anonymous donor)
Ergo Original soft structured carrier
Beco organic drool pads
Kuipers Family Farm gift certificate for admission for 4 people and 1 dozen apple cider donuts
Moby baby hat 
Estimated retail value: $288


Package 8: Punk Rock Princess
KoKaDi Rockabilly woven wrap size 4 (Marsupial Mamas)
Salon Ellenbe gift certificate for haircut and wax
Avalon Lane organic vegan black mascara
Adam's Fit Tae Kwon Do gift certificate for one-month membership and uniform
Handmade tutu (Melissa Levato) 
Estimated retail value: $283


Package 9: Zig Zag Zoom
Natibaby Zig Zag Colorado linen/cotton blend woven wrap size 7 (Marsupial Mamas)
Royal Oak Farm Orchard gift certificate for 20 activity tokens
4 pairs of admission tickets from the Rockford Park District (Alpine or Sand Park Pool, Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens, Playworld, and Carlson Ice Arena or Riverview Ice House) 
Estimated retail value: $275
 


Package 10: Sweet Dreams
Natibaby Sycamore Dreams hemp/cotton blend woven wrap size 6 (Marsupial Mamas)
Kelli Belle Photography mini session gift certificate (available dates 11/28 and 11/29)
Colonial Cafe Kitchen Sink gift certificate 
Estimated retail value: $310


Package 11: Local Artisan Love
Handmade bear quilt, 58" x 49" (Rashada Hamlin)
Handmade silver link babywearing necklace, centerpiece + chain, by Alloa Baby
Estimated retail value: $275

Check out all of the businesses that donated to us!


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