One of the biggest ways we raise money with the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite Fundraiser is with our annual holiday raffle that we host during Christmas in Edgartown, and this year will not disappoint.
We have got some serious local goodies that are sure to fill your stocking with glee! So many wonderful Island businesses have contributed to this raffle over the past seven years, and it keeps getting better!
Local artist and photographer, Hannah Marlin of Littlest Fish Designs, has donated one of her handmade, signature pieces, a 14KT gold filled wire Feather Necklace. How cute is she, modeling the necklace. Her joy in all things comes through with her jewelry collection.
Her pieces have become a fashion staple for wampum fans on the Island and beyond. This is just one of the many styles she crafts. You can also find her work at Citrine in Vineyard Haven, Driftwood in Oak Bluffs, Claudia in Edgartown, and of course, at the Harbor View Hotel during our Christmas in Edgartown raffle. Value $140!
We have brought back local artist, Abraham Pieciak. This year, Abe donated an 11×17 framed Martha’s Vineyard print. His pieces are becoming some of the most sought after on the Island.
From fish, to boats, to the Vineyard, his whimsical, colorful unique art has serious appeal. Many of his pictures are fish that he catches like alibi, bass, bonito, or boats that catch his eye.
Well, his world definitely catches my eye, and did you know that you can have a custom piece done? But in the meantime, come see if you can win ours. Value $150!
This is our sixth year having this amazing raffle package, an incredible collection of gift certificates from Island restaurants from $25.00 to $75.00, and this has become incredibly popular. Most are $25.00 unless indicated otherwise.
This year, we had so many generous restaurants and food purveyors that we have two packages, Island Date Nights, and Island Yum & Fun!
For Island Date Nights (friends too), we have 13 restaurants – some really romantic, some really fun, and some really delicious!
Atria (two burgers)
Martha’s Vineyard Chowder Company
Imagine – you can have all of these from just one raffle! With 13 gift certificates, there are 13 reasons to go out and enjoy some of the Island’s best restaurants. Value $375!
For Island Yum & Fun, we have 14 restaurants – some casual, some kid friendly, some are known for takeaway, most are really fun and have good food too!
The Food Truck
Offshore Ale Co.
The Newes from America Pub
Behind the Bookstore
Slice of Life
Edgartown Diner ($50)
Seriously – all 14 of these gift certificates can be yours! This package really has a range of Island favorites. Value $375!
How great is it to have so many restaurants together for one great cause – the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club’s Healthy Happy Kids. All of them and our two artists are an important component in the #mvtedddybearsuite fundraising.
During Christmas in Edgartown, you can get your raffle tickets for one or all of these wonderful items in the lobby of the Harbor View Hotel. Volunteers from the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls club will be selling raffle tickets during these hours:
December 8th – 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
December 9th – 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
December 10th – 10:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tickets are $5.00 or 5 for $20.00 with all money going to the Club.
With this year’s #mvteddybearsuite, we are hoping to raise $20,000+ for Healthy Happy Kids, a program to address childhood hunger on the Island. If you’re not familiar with this incredible program, click here for more.
Also, for Christmas in Edgartown, the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite at the Harbor View Hotel has extended hours, which conveniently match the hours of the raffle. You can find all the bears and holiday splendor in the Captain Collins Cottage #20. Days & times in our Events Calender.
If restaurants, art, and jewelry are not what you’re looking for this holiday season, but you’re a big teddy bear fan, you’re in luck. At Rosewater Market in Edgartown, you can win Nemsha’s twin. This bigger than life, sweet grey bear can be yours.
Rosewater Market is selling raffle tickets through December 20th. Same pricing, $5.00 for 1 and 5 for $20.00, with all sales going to the Club.
And don’t forget about the third Annual Teddy Bear Trot – the Island’s only jingle run!
Thank you for supporting the this magical three week holiday event. Also, don’t forget to tag your pics with #mvteddybearsuite – good luck with the raffle, may the odds be in your favor!