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corin
« on: February 03, 2005 02:27:54 AM »

Ok so heres the deal :          (please ignore spelling/grammar)
 
My neighbour who is 12 years old was diagonsed with a really rare disease (wich i can never remember the name to) about two years ago or so. its so rare shes actually the only person in canada who has it and theres fewer then 100 cases world wide. well anyways to make a long story short she will eventually have to be in a wheelchair. and the family has to do renovations on there house to make it wheel chair accessable.
well what my point is..i want to do something for them and knowing that they dont have alot of money to do these renovations i thought of fundrasing, so what i need your help is.. ideas for fundraising i could do. im only 17 so i need your creative minds to help me figure out how i can raise money for them...
any ideas are much appreciated!

>i hope its ok i posted this here.
-Corin.
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2005 07:43:54 PM »

This isn't exactly a "crafty" fundraiser idea, but since I'm sure you want to raise a lot of money I remember when I used to sell Pampered Chef the consultants could do a show as a fundraiser for anything that was a "good cause" and I think you get to keep like 30% of the profits instead of the free product which can really add up in a short time.

In fact, maybe you could organize a "Mega Fundraiser/Vendor Fair" with several booths of different vendors who agree to donate a certain amount or a portion of their sales? I bet a local church or school might be willing to lend you their gym area for little to nothing considering the cause.

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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2005 04:47:25 PM »

Maybe Extreme Makeover Home edition can helP? Try contacting them, you have nothing to lose
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2005 05:44:39 PM »

the more people you get involved the better, in terms of publicity, money raised, etc.  what if you got her school involved?  Or got your whole neighborhood together?  Or your church?  You could have a bake sale, or a multifamily yard sale, or do a carwash or yard work...or all of the above.
I think it is so nice of you to be thinking of them like this -- you just made me feel really guilty actually -- there was this boy in my highschool who had his leg amputated and then his house burned down and we were all like, wow, that sucks, and never even thought of trying to raise money for him.
So I hope you have a lot of luck with this, you deserve it!
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2005 12:10:02 AM »

when a guy at my dad's work was diagnosed with a rare disease that would lead to him being in a wheelchair, everyone set up a monte carlo night, and all the profits went to the family.  it would be hard to do, but if you find organizations that would be willing to help (like discounts on renting a facility, or a cash bar that could donate a portion of the sales), and you could publicize the event well, it could be a hit.
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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2005 09:06:17 PM »

You might try asking your local organizations (volunteer fire halls, banquet halls, etc) if they would be willing to donate the space on a weekend day during off-season...  Tell them that you'll do publicity for the event, etc..  you could do a flea market type of thing.  Charge 15 bucks for the table, and solicit donations for YOUR table beforehand...  All of your profits from your table go directly to the family, as well as the money from each table's rent...  You can also have baked goods, crafted, etc.  You can make it a craft fair/flea market--'tis the season for that!

The possibilities are endless--talk to your friends and see if they'd be willing to help you out with organizing it--it could be a ton of fun, too!
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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2005 11:12:32 PM »

Earlier this year a kid fell out of a tree or something and messed up his back as a fundrasier for a wheelchair van they have been selling "Crusing for Colin" tee shirts and buttons.  I know that the buttons are like 10 dollors but it's said and printed everywhere that you aren't just buying a button your buying a van for his family.
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