We thank you so much for thinking of us with regards to helping you raise funds for your program. We have found some fun ways to help you raise money and it has proven quite successful for the groups that have used our packages as raffle or auction items.
Opportunity # 1
An enchanting cruise for six through the alluring canals of Naples Island in Long Beach. We can offer a six person Gondola Cruise for the price of just one couple at $120.00. This cruise has a value of $240.00. If you can find a nice bottle of wine and an appetizer basket as a donation you should be able to offer this package at a minimum bid of $240.00. At the very least you could obtain a profit of $120.00 and probably a bit more.
Enjoy your own private floating pizzeria for one hour through the canals of Naples Island. Your guests will enjoy our large Gondola set with a table, plate ware, silver ware, cups and cloth napkins. They will be served the locally world famous Domenico's salad, Pizza and Garlic bread.
They will enjoy this one of kind floating dinner for an hour through Alamitos Bay and Naples Islands.
This is truly the 'only place in the World' that offers this experience. This would be a great auction item to add some donated wine to!!!
This party of 10 normally goes out for $520. We will sell it to you at $354 (which includes 18% gratuity for the gondoliers). The usual successful minimum bid that organizations seem to use is about $400.
The average winning bid seems to be about $650-$750 depending on any wine donations to package with it.
This is great because 5 couples can get in on the bidding and it is always worth stressing that this is the only place in the world to do such a thing. Profit margins on this item seem to range from $300-$400.
For both donation options we can arrange for payment after the event...just in case - for some reason - it does not sell, or if you want to sell multiple cruises without the upfront cost. Many organizations sell multiple cruises to generate the maximum dollars. Just this year an organization sold 10 pizza cruises and 8 six-person cruises...generating over $6,000 dollars in profit.
Please let us know if any of this works for you and we will be more than happy to assist you in any way!!