I need your great ideas

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by iJesus, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. iJesus macrumors 6502a

    iJesus

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    So I'm really interested in doing this Junior Statesmen of America (LINK) thing over the summer at Stanford. I'm 16 and I don't think my family will be able to pay the money ($4,450) since my mom and younger brother want to go visit my mother's family in Mexico and they need the money more than I do.

    I was just wondering what you guys recommended in terms of fund raising. I'm thinking that I could probably get the Democratic party to donate some money, maybe the local radio station, teachers, etc.

    Ideas?
    I really want to go.
    :(
     
  2. Abstract macrumors Penryn

    Abstract

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    Ask your school if they could donate money. They may support you on this. You never know. Otherwise, a fundraiser at school is another good idea. I like the idea of basing your fundraising around your school because there's such a dense population of people in a high school, and you're bound to people to donate if you do it right. Give a little speech in several classes as to why you want to go, and how you need everyone's help.
     
  3. iJesus thread starter macrumors 6502a

    iJesus

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    Great idea. I'm planning to talk to a few teachers and ask them for help since I'm pretty close to my teachers. They could probably help ask the administration, which I plan to do myself, for some help as well. I'm thinking that if I ask some organizations around that I could manage it.

    does anyone have any experience with this?
     
  4. hayduke macrumors 65816

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    You are young, so I think you'll need to roll up your selves. Besides, it will sound better when you run for public office later.

    If you go door-to-door and offer to wash cars or mow lawns you should be able to make ~$400-500 per weekend (20-25 cars/lawns at $20). People will pay more if you explain why you are trying to raise the money. You should also offer to keep them up to date on your progress over e-mail or a letter. If it goes well they be glad to hear it, if not they might offer more money. Also, you can ask people to pledge a certain amount. Perhaps, one dollar for each extra car you wash.

    If you keep organized, keep others informed, and stay enthusiastic you will raise the money you need.
     

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