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Old 01-28-09, 02:12 PM   #1
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help me brainstorm!

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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!!
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4:20 bake sale
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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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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

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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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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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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.
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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
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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.

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

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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.

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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.
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perfect! cheerleading is exactly what I'd need.
Pom-poms and mini skirt are on stand-by.
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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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Now THERE's an idea that could raise some fundage.
As long as it doesn't raise any woodage, I'm OK with it!
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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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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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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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Now THERE's an idea that could raise some fundage.
all in the name of charity, I can do it
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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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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.
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