A dear friend of mine came to me recently and requested a donation from All Set for decorating services for the Patron Party- a preview to the 16th Annual Home Tour presented by The Junior League of San Francisco (JLSF). Absolutely! Not only because my dear friend is my dear friend, but also because I believe in what JLSF stands for- an organization of woman committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The Home Tour is a fundraising event that is dedicated to supporting and strengthening Bay Area families in need via direct service, advocacy and grant making.
Home Tour will take place in early November, but the 300 person Patron Party took place on Tuesday, August 24, 2010. The venue was the beautiful White Palace on Divisadero Street in San Francisco. My task was to create a simplistic, elegant, and feminine design for the exterior of the house. A field trip to the White Palace was necessary for design inspiration. After 30 minutes with my sketch pad, I had derived the ideal design for the budget and audience- pom poms and crystals!
As a thank you for the corporate donation, JLSF gave All Set the option to contribute to the party swag bags. Each attendee received an All Set goodie bag that stayed true to the "San Francisco" theme with the recipe for a San Francisco Sidecar, cocktail napkins, and a photo of the speciality cocktail with one of All Set's custom flags
showcasing All Set's
attention to detail.
Do·na·tion[doh-ney-shuh n] –noun: an act of instance of presenting something as a gift, grant, or contribution. There are so many wonderful donation opportunities available throughout a community. Be creative- you never know when your hobby or special talent may serve as a meaningful contribution to an organization.
A special thanks to Elizabeth, Mariah, and my mother for all your input and assistance.