I got a call from one of my customers last week about donating some lia sophia items to her church raffle. She had booked a show last November from me and is going to do one again this November. (She is also the sister-in-law of Bill's cousin, so I kind of knew her before the show). With the donated items (one was a ring and the other was a bracelet), I put in a letter thanking them for their purchase and told them what they could get if they booked a party with me. I also included a catalog and my business card.
Even though I think I may be getting out of the business, I donated. Why? It is great PR. It is also a tax write off. Lastly, it was the right thing to do. She also invited me to the silent auction that my donated things will be given away. Yeah – a night away from the kids!!