The Christmas County Fair

We are raising funds to break a record by building the Worlds Largest Christmas Stocking and filling it with gifts for abused and neglected children.
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Carrie Haub
Community
Raleigh, North Carolina
United States
3 Team Members
This campaign is raising funds on behalf of Friends Of The Wake County Guardian Ad Litem Program, a verified nonprofit. The campaign does not necessarily reflect the views of the nonprofit or have any formal association with it. All contributions are considered unrestricted gifts and can't be specified for any particular purpose.

Who are we?

The Friends of Wake County Guardian ad Litem ("Friends") is a volunteer 501c3, non-profit organization that was established in 1991. Their mission statement is "To enhance the lives of at risk children and their caregivers through programs which promote their physical, educational, and emotional well-being."  The population they support are children in foster care, out of home kinship placements and families that are working hard to break the poverty cycle. 

Our Campaign…

We are raising funds to produce a family event this December where children and their families or caregivers can experience the magic of the holidays. With the help and support of the community we will be attempting to construct the "Worlds Largest Christmas Stocking" and break a Guinness Worlds Record! Our stocking will be 180 feet long and 110 feet wide! We will be inviting the community out to help us fill this stocking with gifts for abused and neglected children in Wake County, many of which have never had a Christmas present before. In an effort to do something this big, we need your help! 

There are so many more kids out there who need our help and part of this endeavor is to bring much needed awareness to our organization and the work we do throughout the year. "The Friends" also sponsors a Back to School Pride, by providing back packs and school supplies for school aged children. Project Graduation provides support for youth that are in out of home placements that graduate from schools or training programs. In addition to these programs, we also have a "Special Request Fund", which is a fund for deserving children who need financial support for basic needs most children take for granted. Some of these requests include; class trip money, sport registration fees, uniforms, camps, tutoring, recycled computers or any other special needs identified by their social worker. 

All of the programs that we have in place are implemented through volunteers and funded through grants and community donors. Due to the lack of funds,  we have to turn many requests away. Our hope is that by holding this wonderful community event, we will not only be able to provide these children with a magical holiday by filling that stocking with gifts, but also by funding the projects we have in place throught out the year. It is our desire to never have to turn away a child in need. 

What are we asking of you?

In order to construct the Worlds Largest Christmas Stocking, and hold our family, holiday event, we need to raise $150,000.  If we can get this project off the ground, we plan to make this an annual event and fill our stocking with toys and gifts for abused and neglected children year after year! We are asking for any donation you feel comfortable making, and for your help in spreading the word to friends, family and co-workers. 

Where is my money going?

All of the money donated to this campaign will go directly to the Friends of Wake Guardian ad Litem program, which is a non-profit 501c3 organization. The money for this campaign will fund our Inaugural Christmas County Fair Project which will consist of a gift drive to fill the Worlds Largest Christmas Stocking, with all gifts to be donated to abused and neglected children, children in the Foster care system, and children that are 200% below the poverty line.  In addition to the gifts, our family, holiday event  will provide much needed awareness and additional funding through ticket sales to support our other service projects throughout the year so that we will never have to turn down another request from a child in need. 

What happens if we don't reach our Goal?

100% of the money we raise from the Indiegogo campaign will go directly to the Friends of Wake Guardian ad Litem program to help fund all of their service projects throughout the year, which include; Back to School Pride, Project Graduation, Guardian Angel Holiday Tree project, Computers for kids, and our Special Request Fund.  

Perks!

We have great Perks! Here's how this works…

$5.00 donation:

You are on Santa's official "Nice List"!

$10.00 donation:

You will recieve an original Christmas themed wallpaper to add to your desktop that's sure to spread Holiday Cheer!

$25.00 donation: 

A pdf of an autograph picture of Santa with a special Thank you message for your support in helping us build the "Worlds Largest Christmas Stocking."

$50.00 donation: 

1) You will recieve a pdf autographed picture of Santa with a special message.

2) A special Video message from Santa that you can share with friends on social media-proof that you are on the "Nice List"!

$100.00 donation:

1)  You will recieve a pdf autographed picture of Santa with a special message  

2) Special Video message from Santa that you can share with friends on social     media-proof that you are on the "Nice List"! 

3) 2 FREE tickets to the Christmas County Fair *(see below).

$250.00 donation

1)  You will recieve a pdf autographed picture of Santa with a special message  

2) Special Video message from Santa that you can share with friends on social     media-proof that you are on the "Nice List"! 

3) 4 FREE tickets to the Christmas County Fair *(see below).

$500.00 donation

1)  You will recieve a pdf autographed picture of Santa with a special message  

2) Special Video message from Santa that you can share with friends on social     media-proof that you are on the "Nice List"! 

3) 4 FREE tickets to the Christmas County Fair *(see below).

4) A piece of history! A 24x24 inch piece of felt will be sent to you to decorate and add your name or logo (be creative!) Send back by Oct 1st and we will add it to the Worlds Largest Christmas Stocking and you will be part of a Worlds Record!

5)  A special certificate with your name saying that you are a "Guinness Book of Worlds Record" contributer. 

$1000.00 donation

1)  You will recieve a pdf autographed picture of Santa with a special message  

2) Special Video message from Santa that you can share with friends on social     media-proof that you are on the "Nice List"! 

3) 4 FREE tickets to the Christmas County Fair and a special invitation to the Guinness Book of Worlds Record Ceremony  *(see below).

4) A piece of history! A large 48x48 inch piece of felt will be sent to you to decorate and add your name or logo (be creative!) Send back by Oct 1st and we will add it to the Worlds Largest Christmas Stocking and you will be part of a Worlds Record!

5)  A special certificate with your name saying that you are a "Guinness Book of Worlds Record" contributer. 

*Special Note: The perks associated with Free tickets and The Guinness Ceremony are contingent upon the funds raised in order to hold this event. Should we not raise enough money to have the Christmas County Fair, all donations will go directly to The Friends of Wake Guardian ad Litem program and the children they serve. 


Other Ways You Can Help

Can't contribute, but still want to help?

  • Ask folks to get the word out and make some noise about our campaign.
  • Use the Indiegogo share tools to help spread the word!
  • Ask your employer if they can make a donation in the name of the business.

Regardless of what donation you make, we are so grateful for your generosity! 


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$2,770USD
raised in 2 months
2% funded
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Verified Nonprofit
$150,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on July 31, 2014
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  • $5USD
    "Santa's Nice List"

    Donate $5 and you get a email directly from Santa ensuring that you are on the "Nice List"!

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  • $10USD
    "Holiday Cheer"

    Donate $10.00 and you will recieve an original Christmas themed wallpaper to add to your desktop that's sure to spread Holiday Cheer!

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  • $25USD
    Jingle Bell Rock

    You will recieve a pdf autographed picture of Santa with a special message.

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    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $50USD
    White Christmas

    1. A pdf autograph picture of Santa with a special message and 2. A video message from Santa thanking you for your support that you can post on Social Media to show all your friends you are Santa's Nice List!

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    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $100USD
    Here Comes Santa Claus

    1) You will recieve a pdf autographed picture of Santa with a special message 2) Special Video message from Santa that you can share with friends on social media-proof that you are on the "Nice List"! 3) 2 FREE tickets to the Christmas County Fair -tickets sent out after Oct 1st. *(see text above).

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    Estimated delivery: October 2014
  • $250USD
    Oh Christmas Tree

    All of the above plus… 4 FREE tickets to the Christmas County Fair-tickets sent out after Oct 1st. *(see text above).

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    Estimated delivery: October 2014
  • $500USD
    Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer

    All of the above plus… A piece of history! A 24x24 inch piece of felt will be sent to you to decorate and add your name or logo (be creative!) Send back by Oct 1st and we will add it to the Worlds Largest Christmas Stocking and you will be part of a Worlds Record! Receive a special certificate with your name saying that you are a "Guinness Book of Worlds Record" contributer.

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  • $1,000USD
    Santa Baby!

    All of the above plus… A large 48x48 inch piece of felt will be sent to you to decorate and add your name or logo (be creative!) Send back by Oct 1st and we will add it to the Worlds Largest Christmas Stocking and you will be part of a Worlds Record! A special invitation to the Guinness Book of Worlds Record Ceremony *(see text above).

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