Charity Raffles

From Susan Mehringer, our Thursday night Guided Projects class instructor:

On August 13, 2011, I plan to swim across Cayuga Lake along with other women swimmers to benefit Hospicare and Palliative Care Services of Tompkins County, NY. Last year 300 swimmers, aged 18 – 83, swam 1.2 miles across the lake to raise over $274,000 for Hospicare.

Hospicare’s mission is to bring medical expertise and compassionate, respectful care to people and their loved ones at any stage of a life-threatening illness, and to provide information and education about advanced illness, dying, and bereavement to the entire community. More information on the event: More information on Hospicare:

I am raffling a knit lace wrap and one skein of Wollmeise to raise money for the event.  I am donating materials, my work, and postage. You will have one entry for each dollar you donate. Your tax-deductible donation goes directly to Hospicare.

The deadline for entry is midnight EST on August 1, 2011. Winners will be announced on August 2.   I appreciate your support and thank you for considering this request.


One skein of 100% Wool Wollmeise

Color: your choice of Daisy, Gonzales, Edelstein, or Raku Regenbogen (all “We’re Different”)

Lace Wrap

  • Weight: 173 g
  • Size: 62” x 19” (can vary with blocking)
  • Materials: Wollmeise 100% Wool
  • Color: Brombeere

The wrap was knit in the Cocoon Lace Scarf & Wrap (AC-73) pattern written by Evelyn A. Clark, published in Fiber Trends. It is being raffled with Fiber Trends permission.

How to enter

Go to . Make a donation of at least $1 for swimmer “Susan Mehringer”. Under “Display Name” please enter your phone number and either “Yarn” or “Lace”, so I know which drawing you want to be in and have contact info. Swimmers see a list of names and amounts; rest assured that no otherinformation you enter is available to me.

How a winner will be selected

The winner will be selected by random number generator, based on the list of donations as it appears to me. Your “ticket number” will be based on where you are on the list, e.g.:

  • Jane Doe $5.00 (entries 1 through 5)
  • John Doe $1.00 (entry 6)
  • Julie Doe $10.00 (entries 7 through 16)