Open letter for donations...

The Golden Gate Ball Jointed Doll Association (GoGaDoll) is a newly formed group of Ball-Jointed Doll (BJD) collectors, artists, and craftspersons, who have joined together for educational and charitable purposes. GoGaDoll will be holding its first convention on Friday, June 19, through Sunday, June 21, 2009.

GoGaDoll's staff of dedicated volunteers are essentially the same people who brought you the Dollectable conventions in 2007 and 2008. With each successive convention, we have had a steadily growing number of attendees and vendors. In 2008, more than 300 attendees and over 30 vendors took part, coming from all over the U.S., and even as far away as New Zealand and The Netherlands!

Our conventions were so successful, and so positively received by both attendees and vendors, that many have already stated their intention to attend future conventions. For 2009, we expect an even larger number of attendees.

In 2008, Dollectable raised $3,000 that was distributed to worthy charities, including the Avon Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation, Orchidmania, Make A Wish and Child's Play. All funds raised came from the raffling and sale of items donated to support the event!

While GoGaDoll has not yet finalized its choice of charities for 2009, we are considering Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, and Farm Sanctuary, both deserving charities with branches or origins in the San Francisco Bay Area.

GoGaDoll will be an annual event promoting modern Ball-Jointed Dolls, and a venue for BJD lovers to gather from around the world. GoGaDoll will allow collectors, artists, craftspersons, and anyone interested in the hobby, to share their experiences and knowledge with one another.

Please consider donating new, or almost new, BJD related items to the convention. Your donations will be used as raffle prizes, auction and give-away items. While the convention is a not-for-profit venture, some of the funds generated will help keep GoGaDoll financially secure, thereby ensuring continuation of this very special annual event. Our attendees are very grateful for these items, and many have in turn become customers of the donators.

Valuable benefits to you:

  1. You and your company will be acknowledged and thanked in our program guide.
  2. You and your company name will be announced as each item is raffled or given away.
  3. New collectors will learn of your business and be inspired by the service and products you provide.
  4. All collectors will develop a positive image of you as a supporter of the BJD hobby.
  5. If you provide your business cards and/or pamphlets, they will be included inside gift bags given to every registered attendee.
  6. Your company logo will be added to our Charities page, and will be linked to your website.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, please feel free to contact the Donations team. We welcome your input and look forward to hearing from you. Many thanks for considering GoGaDoll!

Most Respectfully,

The Donations Staff