12 Weeks of Christmas Raffle Supports Local Businesses
Your $20 investment could win a prize valued at $1500. That alone is a great deal. But when you add in that your $20 is also supporting dozens of neighborhood businesses and raising funds to keep our community strong, AND offering a new prize every week through Dec. 23, BAPA’s 12 Weeks of Christmas Raffle is a spectacular win-win!
Here’s how it works:
Every week for 12 weeks, BAPA will offer a new prize package that’s composed of gift certificates, experiences and/or merchandise purchased at full retail price from small businesses and business owners in our community.
Beginning Sat., Oct. 3, everyone is welcome to check out the fabulous packages at bapa.org, and start buying $20 raffle tickets for the prizes to be awarded in the current week. There is no ticket limit.
The prize for Week #1 is a private rooftop party for 24 at Open Outcry Brewing Company which features a special menu, beer pairing and live music. The drawing for Week #1 will be held Fri., Oct. 9.
Ticket purchases close at 5 p.m. on Fridays for each week’s raffle. Winners will be chosen at random, and the fun begins all over again for the next week’s competition. The first drawing will be held Oct. 9 and the final prize winner’s name will be drawn on Wed., Dec. 23.
“We wanted to create excitement for our small business community and keep it going through the holiday shopping season,” said BAPA Business Liaison Brittany Wiley. Wiley and BAPA Executive Director Mary Jo Viero started with a simple raffle concept and shaped it into a 12–week campaign that will benefit our small businesses and inspire friendly competition for high–value prize packages among area residents.
12 Packages/12 Themes
“Each package has a theme to maximize the fun as well as the value,” Wiley said. Themes range from an Inner Wellness package with services from Relaxation Station and merchandise from Southtown Health Foods; to a four-course private dinner prepared by Top Chef Joe Flamm including a table scape from Oak & Bloom and wait service by the Party Pros.
The 12 Weeks of Christmas raffle packages promote inspired collaboration among businesses as business owners worked with Wiley and Viero to come up with a variety of ideas that will really appeal to area residents who are buying raffle tickets.
“It was so much fun to meet with business owners and share our idea, then see the excitement build as the packages were developed,” Wiley said. “We think there will be a lot of demand for raffle tickets; $20 for a chance to win a $1,500 value is a great deal!”
Other packages are built around golf at Beverly Country Club, unique dining experience at Horse Thief Hollow, Taste of Beverly treasure trove of gift certificates from local restaurants, a room makeover led by RMH Interior Design, Vinyl Virtuoso featuring everything for the audiophile from Beverly Records and Bookies, Bike Beverly including a bike and accessories from Beverly Bike and Ski, Family in Focus – outfit the family at Belle Up and Sprout and Berry then pose for that family portrait you always wanted, have it framed at Heritage Gallery then get it printed on custom holiday cards from AlphaGraphics.
Supporting Local Businesses
“At a time when businesses have been so hard-hit by the pandemic, BAPA is investing $18,000 in our local economy and promoting the amazing goods and services available right here in our community,” Viero said.
“The raffle tickets are affordable so people can really enjoy competing for the packages they would like to win.” Wiley said. People can buy as many tickets as they wish and try their luck for all 12 of the packages.
BAPA hopes to raise enough money from the raffle to cover expenses; additional funds will go toward restoring the organization’s budget deficit created by loss of special event income due to the pandemic.
Details and Tickets
Look for BAPA’s 12 Weeks of Christmas Raffle links in BAPA’s Facebook and Instagram posts, at bapa.org and via QR codes on posters and promotional materials distributed throughout the neighborhood.