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    Re: Charities Thread

    What are some innovative ways to solicit donations?
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    Re: Charities Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by idea_steed View Post
    What are some innovative ways to solicit donations?
    On college campuses, contests are a good way. Groups compete against each other to raise the most money to win the prize--it is about braging rights more than the prize often. One of the better ideas I have seen is one where donations of pennies and dollars counted toward your group's totals but donations of silver coins counted against it so groups woyld raise as much as they could in pennies and bills and then put as much silver change as they could together to donate in the names of their rivals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    On college campuses, contests are a good way. Groups compete against each other to raise the most money to win the prize--it is about braging rights more than the prize often. One of the better ideas I have seen is one where donations of pennies and dollars counted toward your group's totals but donations of silver coins counted against it so groups woyld raise as much as they could in pennies and bills and then put as much silver change as they could together to donate in the names of their rivals.
    Thats interesting!
    But to donate silver coins to rivals in order to win? That's naive. Plus, do the students care about the win this much?
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    Quote Originally Posted by idea_steed View Post
    Thats interesting!
    But to donate silver coins to rivals in order to win? That's naive. Plus, do the students care about the win this much?
    They did at our school. Rival fraternities/sororities and a few of the dorms really went out of their way to screw each other while winning. They posted the tally everyday, and it would swing wildly. Raised a boatload of money for a charity. It was a disaster relief thing as best I can remember.

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    Children's hospitals, all over the country....
    My granddaughter has seen the inside of Phoenix Children's hospital a lot more than we care for...but there is no cure for her, just treatment and hope...
    Update, she graduated HS last year, is now 19, a bit short due to all the chemo, lacks the coordination to safely drive, or ride a bike, but happy and cheerful and can talk the ears off an acre of corn. Anybody who has met her loves her. As of this week she starts an 18 month church mission.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    This thread is where you can place links and info about various charitable organizations and benefits you are involved in or care about.

    This is the place to "spam" for a good cause you may be involved in or that you would like to help by soliciting donations.
    Shriners, Children's Hospital, St Jude, and our local food pantry, those are mine, along with having taking in several different people when they had no where else to go and needed a home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Update, she graduated HS last year, is now 19, a bit short due to all the chemo, lacks the coordination to safely drive, or ride a bike, but happy and cheerful and can talk the ears off an acre of corn. Anybody who has met her loves her. As of this week she starts an 18 month church mission.
    Really heartwarming to read your update, 8 years later. Good to hear, I wish your granddaughter and all of your family all the best going forward.
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