How to raise $1,500 in just five weeks:

Week 1:

  • Start by sponsoring yourself = $25.
  • Send out at least 25 letters to friends and family (ask for a minimum donation of $30) = $750.
Week 2:
  • Follow up on your fundraising letters.
  • Ask three additional family members (minimum donation of $25 each) = $75.
  • Ask five friends to sponsor you (minimum donation of $30 each) = $150.
  • Ask two co-workers to sponsor you (minimum of $25 each) = $50.
  • Check with your company's human resource department to see if they offer matching gifts (which could double the original donation amount).
Week 3:
  • Ask three additional co-workers to sponsor you (minimum donation of $25 each) = $75.
  • Plan a fundraising party with at least 25 people (e.g. 50% of split cover charge of $20 for a happy hour) = $250.
Week 4:

  • Ask five neighbors to sponsor you (minimum donation of $15 each) = $75

    Week 5:
  • Ask your boss for a company contribution = $50

  • Grand Total: $1,500
    (see how easy that was!)


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