Thank you to all the donors who helped build card raffle packages in 2017.

Every year we have terrific themed packages. We need help building amazing packages for the 2018 Bucket Raffle. Yep you read it right, we are bringing back the popular bucket raffle.

We need your help underwriting items for each package, basket and items.

We have a wish list, yet we are always excited by what our supporters generously donate and dream up. So what are we missing or what do you want to contribute?

Bucket Raffle Wish List:

-Gift Cards to Local Dinning Establishments + Bars + Chains: Make it easy on yourself, while you are out eating or drinking grab a gift card to donate.

-Merchant Gift Cards to Local Stores + Grocery Stores + Garden Centers + Home in Improvement + Big Box: Make it easy on yourself, while you shop grab a gift card. From Kohl’s to Farm and Fleet, Mariano’s to Jewel to the Farmers Market, to Mainstreet Shops and businesses on the Square, shop to you drop and think of the Bucket Raffle!

-Beverage Bucket Items: What do you like to drink? Are you a coffee fan or local brewery fan? Do you have a favorite spot for a Bloody Mary or game watch? Are you a mixologist or enjoy craft cocktails or fine wine? Create a theme beverage basket or donate a gift card. Perhaps you can put together a Moscow Mule basket or Bubbly Bottle Champagne Bucket, or another great cocktail/wine theme gift? Mix up something great!

-What’s on your DYI list or home improvement/honey do list? New grill, power washer, lawn mower, sewing machine, vacuum, vita mix, snowblower, chainsaw, tree-trimming service, fire pit, tool box, new shed, a ‘she-shed or tools for women’, outdoor bar, yeti cooler, coiled hose, weed-wacker… what do you like or want do you want for your home and yard? Donate it!

– Who’s curious about a smart home or amazon echo? Do you want a tablet, iPad, new cell phone, new laptop or surface, camera, go pro, Apple Watch, fit bit or other gadget?

-Sports anyone? From golf to tickets, to lessons/coaching or fitness training or classes. Tons of cool bucket items from sports themes.

-Who doesn’t love dry cleaning, house cleaning, car cleaning, landscaping, car service/Uber and other services. Donate services ranging from car detailing, gas cards, carpet cleaning, window washing, gutter cleaning and so much more.

You got an idea, we want it -so donate it! Our donors are also our guests, so if you like it, chances are so does another attendee!

– We haven’t even listed off big ticket wish list options such as travel experiences, hotel stays, concerts, or jewlery. Not to mention the list of spa, nails, hair, makeup and other wellness and pamper services.

– Work with a group of friends or coworkers to donate a larger item like a weekend away, trolly drinking experience, or custom experience.

-Thinking about our four legged friends? Donate gift cards and items with pet lovers in mind.

-Cash underwriting is always welcome and we will shop for you. It will be used to fill in baskets and themes where needed.

-Be creative and think outside of the box. We need your help to make the 2018 Basket Raffle the best yet. Plus if you attend Barndance don’t you want a chance at awesome prizes!

All donations are tax-deductible and support Gavers Community Cancer Foundation’s mission to create awareness, improve cancer care and invest in cancer research. Each donor will also be recognized in our program and on our website. We need all items secured by July 2018.

If you have an idea for an item not shown on our list that you want to donate, please contact Diane Messman. Remember…no item is too big or too small. We appreciate your support and helping us curate amazing Bucket Raffle items .

Need additional information? Contact raffle chair Diane Messman at 815-338-8560 or dyza10@aol.com.