Northern Door Children’s Center (NDCC), located in Sister Bay, recently learned that it is no longer able to sell raffle tickets for its annual car fundraiser via phone, Internet, or through the mail.
This announcement marks a significant change for the organization, which has been conducting the raffle for eight years. According to the Wisconsin Division of Gaming, raffle tickets for a charity raffle must be purchased in person. In the past, NDCC estimates that more than one fourth of the tickets sold were through the mail, Internet fliers, or by telephone. NDCC was hoping to sell 2,500 tickets in this year’s raffle, but with the new change Executive Director Cindy Trinkner-Peot estimates the numbers will be much lower.
Now, more than ever, NDCC will be counting on the support of the local community to make the car raffle a success. Approximately 25% of NDCC’s annual revenue comes from fundraising, and the car raffle is its biggest fundraiser of the year.
This year, the raffle car is a 2012 Fiat 500. NDCC’s benefactor, Judith Blazer, has donated the car again this year. The drawing will take place on October 23, 2011 at 2 pm at Northern Door Children’s Center. However, entrants need not be present to win.
Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased in person at a variety of local businesses, including the center itself and also from friends and family of NDCC. Raffle tickets will also be sold at the festivals in the area this fall, including Fall Festival in Sister Bay and Pumpkin Patch in Egg Harbor. For a complete list of locations, visit www.NorthernDoorChildrensCenter.org or call 920.854.4244.
Northern Door Children’s Center is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that provides early childhood education for the families of northern Door County. Located at 10250 Judith Blazer Drive in Sister Bay, NDCC has been serving the community for 25 years.