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Adoption Fundrasing Ideas

Posted by on May. 24, 2010 at 11:28 PM
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Adoption Fundraising Ideas 

Set Up A Website:

-Detail your journey and progress so that everyone can stay updated.
-Create a PayPal account for donations (EASY) 
-Inform every one of your fundraising efforts!!

-This makes everyone feel involved and they are more likely to help you out.

www.magfundraising.com 

  -This site gives YOU a percentage (CASH) 
  -Profit on Magazine Subscriptions is 40%, including shipping  
  -Profit on Books is 40%, excluding $5.00 shipping cost which is already included in the price 
  -Profit on Music is 40%, excluding $1.40 shipping cost which is already included in the price 
  -Profit on Cookie Dough is 40%, excluding $4.00/tub shipping cost which will be added to the price  
  -Profit on Restaurant.com eCertificates is 40% 
                    
-We posted this on our Facebook pages and in emails to everyone 
-I even printed up little cards, handed them out and put in my bills!!! 

  Huge Community Yardsale:

-Find out if your town or one near by hosts something like this 

   -If not ORGANIZE ONE!!!  
   -There is usually a small entry/booth fee. 

-We posted signs telling everyone about our Adoption Journey. 

    -People were literally handing us $20, $50, $100! It was amazing and so touching to have our community support!
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We met a lot of great people in the process as well!

-Get family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc involved: have them donate things for your sale or have them ask friends, neighbors, co-workers for items!
-Make up a flyer asking for item donations and tell them about your adoption journey.     
-Day of the Yard Sale: Have signs posted about your journey and tell every visitor as well.  
-Hand out flyers telling them about your journey and include a link to your website!


Baby Bottle Drive/Adoption Shower:

-Purchase inexpensive baby bottles... yard sale, dollar store, bulk stores.
-We made invitations and placed them in a cheap baby bottle and decorated it.
-The invitation asked that each guest not bring presents but fill the bottle up with spare change and bring it to the Adoption Shower.

  -We also informed them we would be having a welcome home party.

-People brought bottles with change, cash, checks & saving bonds!!
-We also brought a bottle to each business that we frequent & know the people that work there well.

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Our Bank, Insurance Agency, Cell Phone Provider, Hair Salon, Favorite Restaurant, Etc...

-The shower was a hit... we used it to educate our family and friends about adoption!!

  -It was so nice to connect with our family and friends and get them in on our journey as well as prepare them for the adoption.


Signatures:

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Make sure to include all links to all of your sites in your signatures for email, forums, Facebook.etc...

  -This gets the word out there and it could spread like wildfire!

PartyLite Fundraiser:

-A friend of mine sells PartyLite. They have a fundraising program that you get 50% of the proceeds paid directly to you!!!

  -Contact proadoption on cafemom or kwarthen@hotmail.com

-Many other direct sales type of businesses offer a fundraising program!

FaceBook Group Page:


-Set up a group page and invited all of our friends.
-Created a PayPal account and add our paypal button to our Group Page.
 
  -People we didn't even know were donating to our cause... it was amazing!!!
  -I also added the PayPal button to every post I made, email I sent and signature I used! It worked great!!

Bake Sale: 

-Small bake sales are great but what about a bake sale that you take orders?!?!
-Make up order forms that tell about your journey and the money needed to raise.


  -People love homemade goodie and will love helping you out with your cause.

-Have friends and family pitch in to fill orders.  
-Make extras of all the orders

  -Host a bake sale and sell off excess sweets! Yummy!!!
 
 

GOOD LUCK AND GOD BLESS IN YOUR FUNDRAISING EFFORTS!!

Let me know if you need any help!                                                          

Ashlene  
ashlene@adoptionanswer.com

910-770-3674  


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by on May. 24, 2010 at 11:28 PM
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wannabeamomm411
by Group Owner on May. 24, 2010 at 11:29 PM

 sorry for the crazy font and colors i am trying to fix this. i have it in email format if you would like that. just send me your email address...

seaniesmommie87
by New Member on May. 25, 2010 at 9:13 AM

Wow, these are some really great ideas. My question to you is this... we are considering a snow flake adoption, could we still do fundraisers and if we can when should we start?

wannabeamomm411
by Group Owner on May. 25, 2010 at 10:24 PM

Yes- Of course you can still do a fundraiser... you need to raise funds right LOL I would start asap!! more time you have more $ you will raise. Good luck and God bless.

Ashlene
good luck

seaniesmommie87
by New Member on May. 26, 2010 at 12:12 AM

Thank you for the support. I am trying to get my fiance to help me but hes stubborn lol!

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