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Nonprofits team up for pie sale

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 10:41 a.m. CDT

Pay-It-Forward House in Sycamore has partnered with the Joseph F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center in DeKalb for a Market Day holiday pie and dessert fundraiser.

“If we sell 500 or more pies, the profits we raise for our cause jump to 45 percent, so of course we want 500 to be our minimum goal,” said Kathy Overby, board member and pie sale chairwoman at Pay-It-Forward House. “But this is a lot of pies to sell for a small organization. Partnering with Glidden Homestead in DeKalb is the perfect collaboration for this fundraiser.”

Overby has been the driving force behind the pie sale fundraiser since she brought the idea to the Pay-It-Forward House board seven years ago.

“We are so blessed to have volunteers like Kathy who use their creativity to identify successful fundraisers that benefit our organization and provide a really good product that our supporters appreciate,” said Jea Nae Remala, Pay-It-Forward House executive director. “Developing this into a collaborative effort with another small organization that has a different supporter base was a great idea. Both organizations gain the maximum benefit and more members of both communities learn about our organizations, too.”

This is the second time the two organizations have partnered for the sale. With the increased funds derived from the partnership last year, Pay-it-Forward House raised enough money to cover its entire heating and air conditioning bill for the year. Board members at the Glidden Homestead are challenging each other to see who can sell the most pies.

“There are always additional needs when maintaining a historical site, so our operations fund will appreciate the extra boost created by this fun fundraiser,” Glidden Homestead Executive Director Marcia Wilson said.

Orders are due by Nov. 2. Pickup is scheduled for 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 at Kindred Hospital in Sycamore and from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Glidden Homestead, 921 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. Buyers can choose their pickup location.

Holiday Pie and Dessert Sale

Order forms for the Market Day holiday pie and dessert sale are available online at www.payitforwardhouse.org or www.gliddenhomestead.org. Orders are due by Nov. 2 and will arrive for pickup Nov. 16.

Pay-It-Forward House in Sycamore and the Joseph F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center in DeKalb will share the proceeds.

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