Help us fill our amazing baskets!

Please consider donating NEW items for these incredible baskets!!

If you'd like to create one of these baskets (several people have volunteered to do just that in the past and it was awesome!) or donate items or gift cards to support any of these themes, please let us know.  It could even be a fun thing to do with a friend or group of friends.  Please drop off your basket or items at Tricia’s house: 303 Wyncote Road, no later than Wed. May 8th to allow time to assemble the baskets.  If she’s not home, you can leave them by the side door, so she’s sure to find them. We can come pick them up, too, if that works better for you. Just let us know! Thank you!

Questions? Contact Tricia at beaudointricia@msn.com or (215) 576-5813.

Here are this year's themes: 

  • School Spirit - Outfit the whole family with spirit wear from your school, including shirts for kids and adults, hats, chair covers for sporting events and more. Include a restaurant gift card to a nearby popular restaurant that they can enjoy after a school event.
  • Road Trip - A gas card, some fun snacks and board games made for the road that are easy to play in the car are the perfect recipe for a family road trip! To add some extra helpful items, include sunscreen, gum, coloring books or a fast food gift card (for any pit stops).  Tickets to a destination theme park would be an extra nice touch. 
  • City Slickers - For the folks who love to explore your city’s downtown spots, create a basket that includes vouchers for SEPTA or Uber/Lyft, admission for museums, gift cards to local restaurants and a guide for the best places to sightsee!

  • Water Day - Let your “basket” be an inflatable pool that you fill with summertime gear such as pool floats, snorkels, bubbles and sidewalk chalk.  Gift card to pool store or waterpark would be a splash!  
  • All Pro - Decorate a sports-themed basket and include a registration for a local youth sports league such as soccer, baseball/softball, basketball or flag football. Include some basic equipment such as a baseball glove or soccer ball that matches the theme.
  • Super Scientist - Encourage a love of science in elementary-age students by putting together a basket with several science experiment kits that they can try on the weekends. Tuck in some goggles and gloves, as well as passes to a science museum.   
  • Craft Corner - Create a kid-friendly craft basket, filled with construction paper, die cut-outs, ribbon, glitter glue, pipe cleaners and more. Whoever wins this basket will go home with a creativity factory.
  • Movie Night – Include complimentary movie tickets, popcorn, movie candy and a couple of sodas. Package it all in a nice red-and-white striped basket, and tuck in some classic or new release movies to watch at home.
  • Dinner for Two - A gift card and reservation to an popular dinner spot in the borough, along with a bottle of wine, makes for a simple but irresistible date night basket. For extra flair, add a florist gift card — or cash for a babysitter!
  • Breakfast Basket - Waffle mix, high-quality maple syrup and a waffle iron make for a yummy breakfast-themed combination. Include some non-perishable toppings (like sprinkles and chocolate chips) for an extra tasty touch.  You can also add in a gift card for a local breakfast spot or grocery store. 
  • Caffeine Fix - The basket for the coffee lover in your life! Add a few gift cards to popular local coffee shops in the borough, as well as fun coffee items such as a French press. Include some coffee beans as a final touch — it will make the basket smell good!  A gift card to a local coffee shop would top it off perfectly.
  • Baseball Lovers - MLB Baseball Cards, Cracker Jacks, Slim Jims, Milk Chocolate Rasinets, Peanuts, Mini Charleston Chews, Popcorn, Chocolate Mini Baseballs, Big League Chew, baseball, Gatoradesunflower seeds, Baby Ruths, tickets to a baseball game. 
     
  • Camping Basket - This is one of my favorites, and I love that everything is put together in a cooler!  Sleeping bag, fishing pole, mini lanterns, fixings for s’mores (graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate), head lamps, bug spray, citronella candles, gift cards to outdoor stores.

  • Local Errands - Gift cards for conveniences or attractions in your community like dry cleaning, grocery store, hair salon/barber shop, coffee shop, theater, restaurants, etc.  Reusable bags and coins for parking would add some fun elements.

We’re fortunate to have the support the JEF (newly revived Jenkintown Education Foundation), this year as well.  The president, Katie Costandino, has offered to use the foundation’s nonprofit 501c3 status to do online submission for donations outside our Jenkintown bubble.  If they are able to get items that fit the theme you choose, we’ll let you know and add them to your basket.      

Thank you for your help! This raffle is very successful each year thanks to our generous donors!

Tricia, Stacey, and Katie

Tickets to win these gift baskets will be available at the Lip Sync and The Fair for $2 each or 3/$5.  At the Fair, drop your tickets in the container(s) of the basket(s) you hope to go home with! Winners are announced around 2:45 pm at the end of the Fair!