Remember that one time when people who love St. John got together to help the people of the Bahamas and, together, they raised more than $80,000 in one day? Yeah, well that happened yesterday.
Yes, that’s right… We sold more than $80,000 in raffle tickets yesterday! In one day. I am stunned. I am grateful. I am so very thankful for each and everyone of you.
Around 4:30 p.m. yesterday, we sent $50,000 to All Hands and Hearts. As we mentioned yesterday, All Hands and Hearts was instrumental in St. John’s recovery, so now we hope to pay it forward and help them with their disaster relief work in the Bahamas.
And even better, Norwegian Cruise Lines announced that it will match all donations to All Hands and Hearts during the month of September dollar for dollar. So that means that $50,000 donation we sent will automatically double to $100,000. Incredible.
I expect to send a second $50,000 donation later today. So exciting!
It’s not too late to get in on the action. The raffle runs through Friday, September 20, 2019 at 9 p.m. EST. The winner will be announced on newsofstjohn.com on or about September 22, 2019. Here is what you can win:
News of St. John’s Pay It Forward Raffle: One Grand Prize
- A One-Week Stay at Faith Full View, a Beautiful One Bedroom Cottage with Pool & Amazing Views in Coral Bay
- A $1,000 Gift Card for Airfare – Donated by 340 Real Estate Co.
- A One-Week Jeep Wrangler (Four Door) Rental from St. John Car Rental
- A Sunset Charter on Southern Hospitality, a 46-foot Sea Ray, complete with Open Bar & Snacks
- A Full-Day Boat Charter on Flyaway Charters – Includes a Stop at Lime Out, One of Time Magazine’s 100 Greatest Places of 2019
- An Island Tour with Me! – Jenn from News of St. John
- A Sunset Sail on Helios, a Classic 48-foot Hinkley, complete with Open Bar & Snacks
- Three Cases of Skurnik Wines, Valued at $1,500 – Donated by Michael Skurnik, Owner of Marea on Ditliff Point
- A Hook Ring with Blue Topaz Stone – Locally Designed & Handcrafted by Vibe Collection
- A $200 Gift Certificate to Cruz Bay Landing
- A $200 Gift Certificate to The Longboard
- A $100 Gift Certificate to Rhumb Lines at Indigo Grill
- A $75 Gift Certificate to Lime Out, the Floating Taco Bar
- A $50 Gift Certificate to The Tap Room plus a $100 Gift Bucket
- A $60 Gift Certificate to Just Beach for Snorkel Rentals
- A $25 Gift Certificate to Irie Pops plus T-Shirt & Koozie
- St. Johnopoly, the Board Game – Donated by Me, Jenn from News of St. John
(The raffle has an estimated value of more than $6,500.)
Tickets are just $25. There will not be a limit on entries, because we are trying to raise as much money as possible.
To purchase a ticket, please choose the number of tickets below. You can buy up to 10 at a time. Then click the Buy Now button. This will bring you to a secure PayPal page where you can check out. Please make certain the your correct email is used; We plan to notify the winner by email. (All entries will be treated as donations to Bahamas Relief.)
All entrants will receive a confirmation email from PayPal after purchasing your ticket/s provided you are a registered PayPal user. Because of the expected high volume of entries, we cannot personally email each entrant. Your email from PayPal will serve as your confirmation of entry into the drawing.
How the drawing works: Once the entry period is over, the raffle committee will personally write/type the names of each entrant on a raffle ticket. If you bought one ticket, we will write/type your name on one ticket. If you bought two tickets, we will write/type your name on two tickets. And so forth. All of the names will be placed into a secure bucket/basket/box. Once all of the names are written on tickets, we will draw the winner live on video. The drawing will be announced on newsofstjohn.com. A video of the drawing will also be posted on newsofstjohn.com The raffle period will end on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 9 p.m. EST. The winner will be announced on newsofstjohn.com on or about September 22, 2019. Now go ahead and enter! Good luck!! And thank you for helping us pay it forward!
Want to bookmark this raffle? You can find it at www.newsofstjohn.com/raffle
(Click here to read the fine print.)
17 thoughts on “That One Time We Raised An Incredible Amount of Money In One Day”
Jenn this is incredible! The love of those who are Love City Strong and have a Love for Love City is infectious! Good luck to all who donated! Prayers for those who will head to the Bahamas to help with recovery.
THANKS Jen and all!!!!
Im very proud of you for your efforts. Thank you.
Just purchased my ticket. So glad to help towards this awful devastation. Thanks, Jenn, and all you donors, for a great prize.
So glad to be a part of great cause!
Oh Our Goodness! The STJ loving community is Amazing!!!
So you hold the the last thirty as seed money towards another fifty thousand. Why in increments of fifty thousand hey you are doing great things not criticizing just curious. And thank you for what you are accomplishing. Mark Isaacs
We sent them a second $50,000 today. Each time we hit that number we will send it. And then at the end of the raffle, we will send what’s remaining.
This is SO great!!! I donated as soon as I saw this on Sept 6th! And…I shared it immediately to a Facebook group that has 50,000 members! I hope we raise at least $500,000….and Norwegian matches that!!!! Maybe we will raise even more. Thank you for thinking of this way to help…and to the many that donated. I was living on St John when Irma hit. I know first hand of the damage, the recovery…and those beautiful people in those purple shirts!!!
My heart goes out to the survivors ❤️. Sending prayers from Denmark
Thank you for the wonderful job you are doing. The devastation in the Bahamas is just heartbreaking. I have sent this information on to all of my friends and ask if they make it a priority. I look forward to your updates. Lois A Miller
Once again you, Jenn Manes, have connected the dots in the most meaningful way. Thanks for giving us an easy path to help.
We call St John home and donated to the cause. I posted this on Facebook and hope you keep the donations coming. You wonderful folks in St John never cease to amaze me. God Bless you all!
Glad to help. Been coming to St John for years and were married there. Was there 2 weeks last year to see the recovery and glad to pass it forward to Bahamas this year! Stay strong and safe!
Just posted on linkedin
How long will this raffle go on? I want to make sure people know about this and I have been Tweeting about it since the 1st day. I want to keep doing that and posting on Face Book until the raffle ends.
It continues until 9 p.m, EST on September 20th. Thank you!!