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    help me brainstorm!

    Hi Foos,
    As you might have seen from my sig line I'm doing a Tri event this summer with LLS.

    What I'd like your help with is totally awesome fund raising ideas. The sky's the limit, and the more creative the better. I know money doesn't grow on trees, but I'm thinking anything with a relatively low (or no) start-up cost like a car wash, garage sale, etc. Group ideas are great too, as I could organize a group project for my team mates.

    I was thinking about offering web or graphic design in exchange for donations.
    Also doing the standard emailing/letter mailing.

    Put your thinking caps on!!
    i woke up one morning and i stepped out of bed | had to get a bike, had to paint it red
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    4:20 bake sale
    topless car wash
    website (lots of pics)
    find a local band and rent a theater....sell tickets with the proceeds going to the charity.
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    kissing booth,.......

    Would you accept clear mortgages?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    4:20 bake sale
    topless car wash
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    find a local band and rent a theater....sell tickets with the proceeds going to the charity.
    Hmm the band idea is a good one. I might have a hookup here for that. I'd have to bank on getting the theatre rented at a % of ticket sales, though. If I'm going to gamble money on this thing I may as well make the whole donation myself

    Quote Originally Posted by Airwick View Post
    kissing booth,.......

    Would you accept clear mortgages?
    perfect- a volunteer! I'll set up the booth, if you could report to duty with plenty of chapstick and an open mind, I'll put you to work.
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    That's pretty much it from me. Good luck, though. It sounds like a wonderful thing you're doing, and if I had any money, I'd donate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    Hmm the band idea is a good one. I might have a hookup here for that. I'd have to bank on getting the theatre rented at a % of ticket sales, though. If I'm going to gamble money on this thing I may as well make the whole donation myself


    perfect- a volunteer! I'll set up the booth, if you could report to duty with plenty of chapstick and an open mind, I'll put you to work.
    you might be able to talk the owner into donating the theater since its for a charity. worth a shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post


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    That's pretty much it from me. Good luck, though. It sounds like a wonderful thing you're doing, and if I had any money, I'd donate.
    maybe I can hire you to put that together for me?
    no worries, I'm really needing the fabulous ideas of foo at this point. we've got our own local charities (like court's bike, and stacey's memorial) that need attention.
    i woke up one morning and i stepped out of bed | had to get a bike, had to paint it red
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    I can afford to kick in a few % of all of the Yellow+Blue pre-orders to BF people if that helps
    Yellow + Blue Jerseys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    maybe I can hire you to put that together for me?
    no worries, I'm really needing the fabulous ideas of foo at this point. we've got our own local charities (like court's bike, and stacey's memorial) that need attention.
    Oh hell, I've never been very good at helping people part with their money. I have 2 jerseys I can't get rid of. If I'm still around, I'll have to come by and check out the tri. Maybe do a little cheerleading.

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    The local shock jock back when I lived in Tampa used to do a toy drive for kids every Xmas by getting local strippers to help him with his "Toys for Tits" drive. A drive through peep show where you dropped off toys.

    Just sayin'.
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
    The local shock jock back when I lived in Tampa used to do a toy drive for kids every Xmas by getting local strippers to help him with his "Toys for Tits" drive. A drive through peep show where you dropped off toys.

    Just sayin'.
    excellent. I'll keep that in mind. Although, I'm not sure the LLS would approve of that going on with their name attached...

    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    Oh hell, I've never been very good at helping people part with their money. I have 2 jerseys I can't get rid of. If I'm still around, I'll have to come by and check out the tri. Maybe do a little cheerleading.
    perfect! cheerleading is exactly what I'd need.

    Quote Originally Posted by ehidle View Post
    I can afford to kick in a few % of all of the Yellow+Blue pre-orders to BF people if that helps
    that would be amazing ehidle! Just let me know what I can do- Any businesses (or frankly, really anyone--) who donates any amount can add an image/link back on my training blog-- which ideally, will gain some traffic as this thing goes on.
    i woke up one morning and i stepped out of bed | had to get a bike, had to paint it red
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    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    perfect! cheerleading is exactly what I'd need.
    Pom-poms and mini skirt are on stand-by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    Pom-poms and mini skirt are on stand-by.
    I just pictured AEO in a maid costume.
    Now THERE's an idea that could raise some fundage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    Now THERE's an idea that could raise some fundage.
    As long as it doesn't raise any woodage, I'm OK with it!
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    I could swear I read it here, but how about I print up a Ladies of Foo Calendar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehidle View Post
    I could swear I read it here, but how about I print up a Ladies of Foo Calendar?
    +1
    and you did but I chickened out. Make it happen, ehidle.

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    You could try the local bar / pub and guest bartender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    I just pictured AEO in a maid costume.
    Now THERE's an idea that could raise some fundage.
    Yes. Someone will need to handle the orders. Please PM me for paypal info.
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    People whose sig line does not include a jsharr quote annoy me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    I just pictured AEO in a maid costume.
    Now THERE's an idea that could raise some fundage.
    all in the name of charity, I can do it
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Are you a blogger? I've seen some good fundraisers in the way of giveaways, going on in the blogging world lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WJ13US View Post
    You could try the local bar / pub and guest bartender.

    Bill
    good idea, thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadiyah View Post
    Are you a blogger? I've seen some good fundraisers in the way of giveaways, going on in the blogging world lately.
    I'm a blogger... but currently nobody really reads it I'll keep that in mind as I proceed, if it looks like I'm gaining traffic enough for that to be beneficial.
    i woke up one morning and i stepped out of bed | had to get a bike, had to paint it red
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