“A ROMANTIC ADVENTURE”
DONATION REQUEST RESPONSE
We thank you so much for thinking of us with regards to helping you raise funds for your program. We have found some fun ways to help you raise money and it has proven quite successful for the groups that have used our packages as raffle or auction items.
Opportunity #1….. An enchanting cruise for six through the alluring canals of Naples Islands in Long Beach. We can offer a six person Gondola Cruise for the price of just one couple at $85.00. This cruise has a value of $165.00. If you can find a nice bottle of wine and an appetizer basket as a donation you should be able to offer this package at a minimum bid of $200.00. At the very least you could obtain a profit of $125.00 and probably a bit more.
Opportunity #2….. Enjoy your own private floating pizzeria for one hour through the canals of Naples Islands. Your guests will enjoy our large Gondola set with a table, plate ware, silver ware, cups and cloth napkins. They will be served the locally world famous Domenico’s salad, Pizza and Garlic bread. They will enjoy this one of kind floating dinner for an hour through Alamitos Bay and Naples Islands. This is truly the “only place in the World” that offers this experience. This would be a great one to add some donated wine to!!! This party of 10 normally goes out for $350. We will sell it to you at $250. There will be an 18% gratuity to be paid that evening based on the $350 dollar normal price. The usual successful minimum bid that organizations seem to use is about $400. The average winning bid seems to be about $600-$700 depending on any wine donations. This is great because 5 couples can get in on the bidding and it is always worth stressing that this is the only place in the world to do such a thing. Profit margins on this item seem to range from $350-$450.
We can prepare a nice display for you to use at the auction that will help sell the items. On the Pizza cruise we can arrange for payment after the event, just in case, for some reason it does not sell or you want to sell multiple cruises without the upfront cost. Many organizations sell Multiple Cruises to generate the maximum dollars. Just this year an organization sold 10 pizza cruises and 10 six person cruise generating over $6,000 dollars in profit.
Please let us know if any of this works for you and we will more than happy to assist you in any way!!
Respectfully, The Gondola Getaway www.gondo.net 562-433-9595