Monday, May 24, 2010

I assume, if you're reading this blog - you know at least a small amount about the 3 Day. So you know about the $2,300 each walker must raise. It takes simple math to know that with a seven man team that equals $16,100 we need to get together for all of us to be able to walk.

So, a fund raising we will go!!

I personally have had a FANTASTIC response from facebook. We have also been selling home made tshirts, Sharon bracelets, and baked goods. On top of that, we have had a great Scentsy fund raiser and a WONDERFUL sale at Walmart.

Tshirts - here's the deal. I do not want to order 100 shirts and not have them sell. So, what we chose to do is to make them ourselves by order. Im able to work with the graphics on a photo editing program, print the transfer sheet and put the shirt together! They're super easy and weve had a great response!This is my boys in their "Real Men Wear Pink" design.

Walmart sale - we worked and planned and worked some more on making items, decorating items, researching things to sell and ordering things to sell.
We scheduled with Walmart to sell our items and can on Mother's Day. Our tables with sale items were set up at each entrance door and we had our kids do the actual canning. What a great response we got from our local community! All of our items were completely sold out and we raised a little under $2,200! Not bad for a days work! Im so proud of the work the kids put into that day! My ten year old had no fear and was not ashamed in the least to ask any and every person that walked in and out of that store. Alone, he raised $350. Just by canning..

Angel of Grace is a great fund raiser! I found them by reading other 3 Day blogs and researching fundraising ideas. Sharon bracelets come in various colors and sizes. Theyre made in honor of one of the girls sister, who lost her fight to breast cancer. The bracelets are sent in blocks of 25. You set your own prices and resell them at will. More info on them can be found here.

Our Scentsy fundraiser went very well also! A good friend of mine, Danielle, is a Scentsy consultant and offered us a three week fundraiser. She offered us 100% of the profits from the sale! Orders are being totaled now but it lookes like our total order is going to be over $1500! Thanks Danielle, for a fantastic fund raiser! If youre looking for a consultant - look no further than here!

Oh, I almost forgot about the flamingos! I read on the 3 Day website about "Flocking" people. Its something I had never heard of but what a cute and fun idea! In a nutshell, for a donation, a flock of classic pink flamingos magically migrate to the front yard of the donation givers choice.Here's our flyer - We ordered the flamingos online to save money. They day the fed ex guy brought the birds - the kids had so much fun! Mistee and Jessica made two large wooden pink ribbons to post with the flamingos so passers by will know why the birds are there. On the front door of the person flocked we place a flyer and order form so they can in turn pay it forward to another friend. So far this has been alot of fun, though were having a hard time getting the word out. When people hear about it, they love it! Here's Jess flocking one of our first houses-

This weekend we'll be driving to Lubbock to pick up 75 boxes of Krispy Kreme doughnuts. They have a great fund raising program. If you qualify for fund raising pricing, its $2.5 a box that you turn and sell for $5. Hopefully theyll do well. We'll see!

If you want more information on any of these ideas or have suggestions of your own - please feel free to let me know!


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