The Boutique offers a wide array of handcrafted goods that are unique and fun. Hosting this celebrated event, the Suzy Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing hope, help, and support to families with
special needs individuals. The Foundation raises funds to help those families purchase assistive devices and/or therapies not covered by insurance. 100% of the vendor fees will go to the Suzy Foundation.
WHEN: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019, Set-up: 7:30am, Boutique: 9am-2pm, Tear-down: 2-3pm
WHERE: Tempe High School, 1730 S. Mill Ave., (Parking lot off Mill)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
How to obtain an application? Download our application or use the online application. If you use the download, fill it out and email it to Jana at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send your payment via paypal.
What are the vendor rental fees? $35 for 10×10 space or $40 for 15×10 space. Space is available on a first come, first serve basis. We accept check (payable to Suzy Foundation), Paypal, or cash.
How much space is provided? Space is a 10×10 (size of a pop up canopy) or 15×10 depending on vendor selection. Take a look at the map to choose your spot and see the layout of the event set-up.
Where do I mail my application? If you don’t submit via email, please print the application, fill it out and drop in the mail to: Suzy Foundation, P.O. Box 24877, Tempe, AZ 85285. The postmark deadline for applications is October 19, 2019.
What information is required as part of the application process? Applications must be filled out completely to be processed and considered. Payment must be included with application. A description of product offerings must be included with application (this can be a website link that shows your product). Please include all products you plan to offer at the boutique.
Do I have to pay a commission to Suzy Foundation Arts & Crafts Fair for the sales generated by my booth? No. The Suzy Foundation Boutique is a commission free environment. Therefore, you handle all purchases and transactions.
Suzy Foundation is doing raffle prizes again! Do you have an item(s) you’d like to donate? All proceeds from the raffle baskets will benefit Suzy Foundation. All items will be collected the day of the boutique. Please note: Donated items will receive additional exposure on our facebook page and in marketing materials.
Does the Suzy Foundation Boutique have a central cashier? No. All purchases and transactions are the responsibility of the vendor.
Is a table provided with booth rental? No. You must provide your own table.
Are table linens provided with booth rental? No. Tables are required to be covered and all vendors must provide their own linens.
Will I be able to pull up to my booth space? Unfortunately, we are no longer offering this service due to safety concerns. Please bring adequate wagons, helpers etc. to help carry your items. We will have volunteers available at set-up and tear down to help out.
What types of payment are accepted for boutique registration? Personal or business checks made out to the Suzy Foundation. All applicants will be contacted by email. If you are not accepted your payment will be voided.
If I submit the application and payment, am I guaranteed a space at the boutique? No. Space is available on a first come, first-serve basis. Applications will go through a selection process in order to ensure that a variety of goods are represented as well as name brand vendors are not duplicated.
How long will the application process take? It may take up to 4 weeks to be approved or declined or added to a wait list for boutique admission. The Suzy Foundation will contact you via email to let you know if you’ve been approved or declined.
Where is the event being held? The event is outdoors at Tempe High School, 1730 S. Mill Ave (Parking lot off Mill). Plan accordingly for the weather, it can be windy that time of year.
Can I get a refund if I cancel my booth rental? Sorry, we do not offer refunds for cancellations.
How can I maximize the potential for sales at the boutique? Vendors who have the greatest success have display tables that are creative and interesting. Merchandise that is simply ‘stacked’ does not seem to garner as much attention and interest. Also, vendors who stand in the booth and interact with patrons have much greater success then vendors who sit behind the booth and do not visit with the patrons.
How will you advertise the Suzy Foundation Arts & Crafts Fair/Boutique? We share on social media, and engage in our audience for the event. We use our community page, as well as personal pages to share the event out. You may do this as well. We will create fliers to post in community businesses as well as do a Craigslist post, and City of Tempe promotion. With your help—this event can be a success! The more you help spread the word the more patrons will show up. As the time draws closer, we will send an email-able flier as well as our own email marketing newsletter about the event.