Friday, July 31, 2009

Reconnecting Mini-Retreat

Every year, my massage association Associated Massage & Bodywork Professionals (ABMP) sponsors Everybody Deserves a Massage Week, requesting massage therapists to not only spend some time educating their community about massage but also finding a way to give back.

This was the first year I was able to contribute and, apparently, decided to do it big. For the first time since I've been in business, Reconnecting hosted a Charity Event: Reconnecting Mini-Retreat, with all the proceeds benefiting Charitable Deeds in Clarion.

The Mini-Retreat offered three pamperings for $25 with choices between Hypno-meditation, chair massage, reflexology, and Mary Kay Satin Hands and paraffin dip. Along with the Mary Kay booth, we also had a Pampered Chef consultant, purse party booth, and Young Living Essential oils.
Everybody who offered some sort of service also participated in the Chinese auction which included gift certificates for massage or reflexology, a Dolce and Gabanna hand bag, a Pampered Chef Mandolin, a flower arrangement from Flowers and Bows, among other items.

All in all, it was a fun day for me, vendors and volunteers, and visitors, who all walked away with a bag containing information from just about every business who participated and a few vouchers for future services.

I think I'm safe in saying it was a success as I report gifting Charitable Deeds $362 solely from this event!

And, because it was so much fun, there's talk of doing something before Christmas this winter . . . only time will tell.

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