HIGH POINT — WithIt, the women’s leadership development network for the home and furnishings industry, has launched a fundraising raffle to support its efforts to engage members online when many industry events are being cancelled or rescheduled.
The 2020 raffle, Get WithIt to Win It, features 30 days of prizes in the month of November, with 1,000 tickets available. Each day’s winner will be pegged to the daytime drawing for the North Carolina Pick 3 Daily Lottery. Tickets cost $20 each or three for $50, and can be purchased from WithIt’s website.
The 30 prizes range in value from $100 to $500 for gift cards at stores such as Anthropologie, Coach, Tory Burch and Tiffany.
The raffle culminates in the award of a Stearns & Foster queen mattress set with white-glove delivery. All revenues generated by the raffle go directly to support WithIt’s mission.
Sponsors include: Brooklyn Bedding, Connie Post, Dispatch Track, Durham, ecUtopia, Fairfield, Furniture First, Guardsman, Jill Seale Designs, King Koil, Knorr Marketing, Leather Solutions, Lorri Kelley Advisors, Montage Furniture Services, ProfitSystems, Redhead Furniture Design, Risk Assurance, Spectrum Marketing, Storis, Tango Media Management, TD Retail Card Services, Tempur-Sealy, Versatile and West Creek.
“The challenges of this year encouraged our board to find new ways to bring our members together online and assist them in navigating this new environment,” said Lark Shirley-Stevens WithIt chairwoman and e-director of marketing at Furniture First. “In addition to a virtual conference and webinars, we have implemented a new career center that benefits both companies and individuals and expanded our digital education center.
“We are holding this raffle so that we can continue to support our members now, when they need it more than ever.”
Shirley-Stevens credits fundraising committee member Amanda Daubert, director of services at Furniture First, for recruiting the prize donors and spearheading the effort.