Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing 184 Business Park Drive, Suite 200G, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 Phone: (757) 473-8701 ~ Fax: (757) 473-9897 VAGP@ManageGroup.com “Leading Public Procurement in Virginia” The Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing (VAGP) is a professional association providing support, advocacy, and professional development training to approximately 1,200 purchasing professionals, representing over 275 public entities. Our members are involved in various procurement functions throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, purchasing the full range of goods and services for cities, counties, towns, state agencies, authorities, schools, universities, colleges, hospitals, and special boards. Each year, VAGP holds both a spring and fall conference for its membership and each host city selects a local charity to benefit from the conference auction. The County of Loudoun will be the host for the 2008 Fall Conference to be held October 29-31, 2008 and has selected the Loudoun Holiday Coalition as its designated charity. The Coalition’s Mission Statement is to serve less fortunate families, children and senior citizens by providing much needed items, in a manner that promotes dignity and self respect. We believe that a single act of kindness can be the turning point towards a brighter future for those in need. Eligible families "shop" in a store that has been stocked with donated food and merchandise allowing families a sense of choice and dignity. The coalition believes that every family is special, and that their dignity and privacy need to be preserved. The store is stocked with thousands of new items that have been donated or purchased with donated funds. The stores are held annually at both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Hundreds of volunteers and donors come together to set up the store and help with distribution. It is truly a community effort to bring the magic of the holidays to every one. Since its inception the Holiday Programs have assisted hundreds of families at Thanksgiving and Christmas every year. In 2006, the Coalition helped nearly 1,600 families, including about 2,800 children. They received holiday food baskets, personal care baskets, new clothing, toys, filled stockings and more. For more information on this organization, please visit http://www.loudoun.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=1313. Therefore, in an effort to maximize the benefits to this organization, we are asking citizens and businesses to help by donating an item or service for a live auction to be conducted during the conference. In the past, our fundraising efforts have helped raise thousands of dollars for various charities throughout Virginia. Our efforts and activities have become a magnet for goodwill in our community and donors will be recognized in the conference program. I hope you will join the many businesses that have so generously participated in this event in the past. Attached is a donation form to complete and return by fax or mail. Please do not hesitate to call with any questions. I would be happy to help you customize your donation to maximize exposure of your company, merchandise, or services. Sincerely, Donnie Legg, CPPO Purchasing Agent Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing www.VAGP.org AUCTION DONATION FORM 2008 Fall Conference Date of Event: Thursday, October 30, 2008 Please return form by October 15, 2008 All donation items must be received by October 24, 2008 Donnie Legg-office: 703-777-0566, fax: 703-771-5097, Email: Donnie.Legg@loudoun.gov Mail to County of Loudoun, Attn: Donnie Legg, 1 Harrison St, SE 4th Floor, MSC 41C, Leesburg, VA 20175 Description of Donation Retail Value Please list any exclusions, expiration dates, stipulations For Starting Bid Purposes VAGP thanks you for your generous donations to the 2008 Fall Conference Charity: Loudoun Holiday Coalition. Donor/Company Name_______________________________________________________________ AS IT WILL APPEAR IN THE PROGRAM Address ____________________________________________________________________________ CITY STATE ZIP CODE Key Contact Name__________________________________________ Phone__________________ email ___________________________________________________Fax ___________________ Thank you for your support.
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