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Lifetime Products Announces Spirited Grants Fundraiser Winners

January 4, 2010

— Lifetime Products, Inc. is proud to announce the winners of its first Spirited Fundraiser Grants Program. Lifetime Products designed the program to recognize the hard work that goes into religious fundraising events. The five winning organizations were selected for their creative and successful fundraisers, based on essays submitted in 2009.

From bake sales to potluck dinners, folding tables and chairs, like those made by Lifetime Products, are an integral part of fundraising for many religious organizations. Therefore, the winners each receive a prize pack useful for future fundraisers — a $1000 check, plus four Lifetime 6' folding banquet tables and 16 Lifetime folding chairs.

Below are the winning organizations, along with a few suggestions for planning your organization’s next successful fundraiser.

Community Christian School - Westfield, Mass.

Wiffle Ball Tournament

The school hosts numerous fundraisers at a working replica of Fenway Park in the school chairman's backyard—including the Jeremiah Hurley Wiffle Ball Tournament, which raised nearly $8000. Headmaster Robert Cree’s number one tip is: cover all your bases from planning through execution.

Fonde Christian Academy - Fonde, Ky.

Fall Festival

This school conducts an Annual Fall Festival, complete with a dunking booth, food, and an auction, which surpassed its goal of $7000 this year. School administrator Susan Adkins says reaching out to the community for help with staffing, food preparation, and prize donations can help achieve goals and save money.

Harrah Church of the Nazarene - Harrah, Okla.

Funnel Cake Booth

Each year since 1976, the church sets up a booth and sells funnel cakes at the city’s one-day festival called Harrah Day. Reverend Larry Stone suggests collaborating with other organizations or becoming part of an existing event–you’ll grow your funds by expanding your reach outside of your own organization.

Our Lady of Grace & St. Joseph Parish - Hoboken, N.J.

FunFest

The annual OLG FunFest, which offers games, rides, arts and crafts, and other kid-centric fun, doubled its earnings from 2008 to 2009! OLG Chairman Mike Nolan says the key to a successful fundraiser is knowing your audience — if your organization has lots of families, a FunFest is a great idea, but if your members are mostly adults, something else may work better.

St. Paul Lutheran Church and School - Brookfield, Ill.

Rummage Sale

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School has been holding an Annual Rummage Sale for more than 40 years and raised $3500 this year alone! The success of this longstanding event boils down to the old saying that one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. Pastor Joel Brondos says that if you’re hosting your own sale, be sure to price fairly and people will buy (and donate) more.

For more information, please contact Lifetime Public Relations at pr@Lifetime.com.

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About Lifetime Products: Established in 1986, Lifetime Products, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Clearfield, Utah. Lifetime Products is the world's largest manufacturer of blow-molded polyethylene folding tables and chairs, and residential basketball hoops. With products sold in 58 countries, Lifetime has been manufacturing in Utah for more than 25 years and employs 1,250 people in its Clearfield facility, and more than 2,075 people worldwide. For more information about Lifetime Products, Inc. and its products, visit www.Lifetime.com.