Frequently Asked Questions about Our Crop Events

Q. How can I still help if I cannot attend the event?

1.)  You can make a tax deductible donation payable to “Crop for a Cause Foundation”. Mark your check “donation only” on the memo line and mail to: Crop for a Cause, 126 Amherst Drive, Bartlett, IL 60103.

2.) Join our team for the 2015 Walk MS in Hoffman Estates…a fun day, a fun group, and, of course…more fun prizes! Click to go directly to our team MS WALK link.

3.) An event of this size needs many donations.

*We accept new and gently used donations for the “Bargain Area,” year round. You can drop off items to me or mail them anytime. This is a great way for you to make some room for new “treats” and get a tax write-off for your items at the same time!

* Items for goodie bags, silent auction and door prizes are needed. We accept non-scrapbook items as well, for use in the auction and raffle baskets. If you know anyone who would like to donate or if you would like to help solicit, please let me know.

*Spread the word about our events–post it on message boards, Starbucks, schools, etc. Tell everyone you know!

*We are also looking for sponsors to cover some of our event’s out-of-pocket expenses (food, drinks, table rental, paper products). If you work for or know of a company interested in getting involved, please let us know.

*Click on the volunteer opportunities link. The wonderful people who helped last year have written out a wish list for helpers…lots of opportunities to be involved both in big and small ways!

Q. Why do I want to attend this event?

There is something to be said about doing something you love and doing it to benefit someone else. Money raised at Crop for a Cause benefits the National MS Society Greater Illinois Chapter. It’s a win-win all around!

Q. Who do I make my check payable to?

“Crop for a Cause ”

Q. When will I receive my confirmation? I mailed my registration form and check days ago.

Please allow 7 to 14 days for confirmation notices to be sent. We are always very pleased with the overwhelming responses for our events and we’re working hard to process the registrations and confirmations as quickly as possible. If you haven’t heard from us after two weeks, then feel free to email us to follow up.

Q. What is the Bargain Area?

We accept new and gently used donations for the “Bargain Area” year round.

Here’s how it will work at the event:

The Bargain Area will be open from 3:30-9:30 p.m.

  • 3:30 – 8:00–you may pay for your purchases in the Bargain Area with cash/check or run a tab and pay at the end.
  • 8:00–we will be collecting all of the tab sheets.
  • 8:00-9:30–you may continue to shop and pay in the Bargain Area as you go (cash/checks).
  • If you have not paid your tab before 8:00 PM, your sheet will be in the hallway at the check-out table. Please pay there at 9:00 PM.

Q. How do the Bargain Area Tab Sheets work?

Simply bring the items you wish to purchase to one of our “Bargain Babes” and she will complete a tab sheet for you (be sure to include your name and registration number so we can help you keep track of your purchases).

Do not take this sheet back to your seat; leave it with the “Bargain Babe”. This allows you to shop all evening and pay once before you leave the event.

Q. Can I bring my children? If so, do they need to purchase a ticket?

Super Crop and Mini Crop: What a great mother/daughter or mother/son creative night! We would love to have your children at our events. We only ask that you please be respectful of those who are using this as a night away and make sure you keep your children sitting with you.

Last year some people had their children picked up when it got late. They had the fun experience with their child…and time to themselves.

PLEASE NOTE:  No children are allowed in the Crop/work space unless the child has a paid ticket and is accompanied by an adult with a paid ticket. Thanks!

The weekend crop is currently adult only. Contact Sue Stoughton for other Mommy and Me event opportunities.

Q. How much does it cost?

Select the event you would like pricing for.

Super Crop

Mini Crop

Weekend Crop

Q. What is included in my donation?

SUPER CROP: We  provide a light supper, snacks, goodie bags, access to the bargain area and prizes.  There will be some specialty tools and Cricut™ die cut machines available for use. Oh and, you also get a nice tax write-off on everything you spend!

MINI CROP: We provide pizza for diner and will have a community snack table. There will also be a mini bargain area where you can make purchases.

Q. Are beverages included?

There will be soft drinks and water bottles available for $1 each. Coffee will be available at no charge thanks to a generous donation by Starbucks in Schaumburg (Barrington & Schaumburg roads).

Q. Are there any food substitutions allowed? I have a health issue.

All of our food is generously donated from local businesses. We can not allow any special food requests or substitutions. If you have food allergies or are unsure if the food is safe for your medical issue please feel free to bring in your own food from home. We can store it in the refrigerator and heat it in the microwave. Please clearly mark your name on the container and give it to Janet McCain in the kitchen. When you are ready to eat please ask her to get it ready for you.

Q. I have special seating needs, can you accommodate me?

If you use a wheelchair or walker, please let us know so we  can seat you comfortably.  Please write down the names of the people in your group so we can try our best to accommodate everyone.

Q. I have a group that I want to sit with. How do we do this?

When you make a group reservation for Super Crop…it is guaranteed that you will sit together.

Helpful Tip:
Some people who want to have the guarantee of sitting with their friends, but don’t have the minimum of 6 people, choose to buy an extra seat or as a group pitch in for an extra seat. You will then receive an extra goodie bag and door prize ticket.

Exciting Updates:

  1. Group seats are now the same price as individual seats!! (NO extra charge for being guaranteed to sit with your friends)
    • If you have more than 6 people in your group but don’t have enough to fill a second group (12 people) you may now “add” them on to your group. In the past, groups were in increments of 6 only.
    • We are trying something new…YOU decide how many people are in your group! Here’s how it works:
      • You must have a minimum of 6 people to receive group benefits.
      • Fill out a “group reservation” form for the first 6 people.
      • Fill out a “group add on reservation” form for each additional person you would like to have in your group.
      • Send in all of the checks/registration forms for your entire group together in one envelope. You may write out one check for the full amount if you would like.

Q. How much crafting space do we get?

This is a very common question we crafters ask…if you are like me there is no such thing as “enough” space!!

Super Crop: This is our main fundraiser of the year and is hugely popular. In order to try and accommodate everyone who would like to attend, the aisle space is not very generous. Each person attending will get ½ of a table. See our photo gallery. What this crop lacks in space it more than makes up for in fun, give-a-ways, food and the ever popular amazing goodie bag!! (Typically valued at $100 and up.) Some people choose to work around this by buying an extra seat or as a group they pitch in on an extra seat or two. You will receive a goodie bag and door prize ticket for each seat you reserve!!

Mini-Crop: Each person attending will get ½ of a table.

It’s fabulous/Crop for a Cause Craft Camp: Each person attending will get their own table